Antigone (1961 film)

Antigone (Greek: Aντιγόνη, 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
Antigone Movie Poster.jpg
The promotional poster for the English-subtitled video.
Directed byGeorge Tzavellas
Written byGeorge Tzavellas (adaptation)
Produced byDemetrios Paris
StarringIrene Papas
Manos Katrakis
CinematographyDinos Katsouridis
Music byArghyris Kounadis
Distributed byKino Video (Region 1 DVD)
Release date
1961
Running time
93 minutes
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek

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.

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