Antigone: Rites of Passion

Directed by Amy Greenfield

Running Time: 84
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 4x3

Antigone: Rites of Passion

Janet Eilber
Bertram Ross

Writer Sophocles
Directed by Amy Greenfield

From renowned filmmaker Amy Greenfield, this critically acclaimed modern adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy combines dance and narrative to tell the story of Antigone, who risks her own life to arrange the burial of her brother Polyneices. The treachery surrounding his death and the threatening behavior of King Creon provide the drama that motivates this daring interpretation of the classic story. Bonus material includes an extensive interview with Classics scholar Dr. Marianne McDonald.


"Everything about the film is majestic." - The New York Times

"An independent film of unusual ambition...mythically charged..." - Christian Science Monitor

"Dazzling, demanding, bold and triumphantly ambitious" - The Los Angeles Times




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