Antigone – How Dare We!
COMPETITION · FEATURE · DOCUDRAMA
2020 · 86 min · b&w and colour · STEREO · DCP · 1:1,85
Slovenian with English subtitles. Co-funded by the Slovenian Film Centre.
A film based on Slavoj Žižek’s play The Three Lives of Antigone. Praised as the heroic rebel against state power, Antigone seems to be a convenient ideal for the present age. But is Antigone truly an emancipatory hero – or is she part of the problem? It is time to lay bare the “disgusting murmur of life” in the world of right-wing fundamentalism, climate change, and stark inequality. Antigone – How Dare We! stands for political drama that addresses the most vital questions of our time.
|DIRECTER BY||Jani Sever|
|WRITTEN BY||Jani Sever, Stojan Pelko, Miloš Kalusek|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Mitja Ličen|
|EDITED BY||Miloš Kalusek|
|PRODUCTION DESIGN||Lara Štefančič, Tina Kolenik|
|COSTUME DESIGN||Tina Kolenik|
|SOUND DESIGN||Julij Zornik|
|MAKEUP ARTIST||Lija Ivančič|
|CAST||Primož Bezjak (Creon), Anja Novak (Antigone), Matija Vastl (Tiresias), Žan Perko (Haemon), Jure Henigman (Leader of the Chorus), Doroteja Nadrah (Member of the Chorus), Matej Zemljič (Member of the Chorus), Gregor Prah (Polyneices)|
The analysis of the three fates of Žižek’s Antigone and the crises of today is based on the premise that sooner or later we will have to quit the system we live in. But isn’t every revolution merely a desire for a new master?