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Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Michael Cacoyannis. 1962, 110 mins. 35mm. In Greek with English subtitles. With Irene Papas, Yannis Fertis, Aleka Catselis, Manos Katrakis. Music by Mikis Theodorakis. Setting the Euripides tragedy in a stark Greek landscape, director Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek) used a striking cinematic language to tell the story of Electra, a young woman seeking revenge for the murder of her father, King Agamemnon, by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Blind to the repercussions, Electra makes her move when she is reunited with her brother Orestes. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. 

“A screen classic. A brilliant utilization of the cinematic device to transmute the gold of verbal poetry from one to another art form.”—Bosley Crowther, The New York Times 

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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