(DIE ANTIGONIE DES SOPHOKLES NACH DER HÖLDERLINSCHEN ÜBERTRAGUNG FÜR DIE BÜHNE BEARBEITET VON BRECHT 1948)
Germany, France| 1991| 35mm| 100 min.| German with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Cast: Astrid Ofner, Ursula Ofner, Werner Rehm
By burying the body of her murdered, dishonored brother, Antigone bravely defies the orders of Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. When he punishes her with live burial to discourage any further rebellion that her action could inspire, questions of power, sacrifice, and suffering emerges Creon’s family and advisers react to his decisions. Based on Bertolt Brecht’s version of Sophocles’s tragedy, Straub-Huillet shot the film in the Teatro di Sigesta, an ancient amphitheater in Sicily.