Antigone (1961 film)

Antigone is a 1961 Greek film adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. It stars Irene Papas in the title role and was directed by Yorgos Javellas.

Antigone Movie Poster.jpg
The promotional poster for the English-subtitled video.
Directed byYorgos Javellas
Produced byDemetrios Paris
Written byYorgos Javellas (adaptation)
StarringIrene Papas
Manos Katrakis
Music byArghyris Kounadis
CinematographyDinos Katsouridis
Distributed byKino Video (Region 1 DVD)
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Running time
93 minutes

The film follows the story of the play closely, but ends differently–instead of Creon retiring back to the palace as in the play, the film ends with Creon relinquishing his kingship and exiling himself out of Thebes.

It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


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  1. ^ " Awards for Antigone". Retrieved 2010-01-21.

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