UW Cinematheque: Not Reconciled - The Films of Jean Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet
Antigone | Germany, France | 1991 | 35mm | 100 min. | German with English subtitles Director: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Saturday, April 22, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
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.