Oedipus Rex

  • November 7, 2015 / 14:00
  • November 13, 2015 / 21:00

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Cast: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli
Italy, 104’, 1967, color
Italian with Turkish subtitles

A dark and riveting retelling of the classic tragedy "Oedipus Rex." Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter; Antigone, a common blind beggar. Set in Morocco, the film is a visual wonder of desert landscapes and powerful Moorish architecture. This cast includes avant-garde film and theater director Carmelo Bene, Julian Beck from New York’s Living theater, and Pasolini himself as the High Priest.

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