Electra / Orestes

France, 137m, DCP

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Screened March 18, 2020

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Filmed live from the Comédie-Française, Ivo van Hove’s production combines two Euripedes plays to recount the story of Electra and Orestes in its continuity, or how a brother and a sister meet and unite in revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Ivo van Hove draws on the ancient to celebrate theater as a social event and takes hold of the myth with a keen sense of its modernity.

A film by Ivo van Hove

The cast perform as if possessed”

Télérama

Forget ‘Game of Thrones.’ No one does violence like Euripedes.”

The New York Times

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