Antigone (film)

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Antigone Movie Poster.jpg
The promotional poster for the English-subtitled video.
Directed by Yorgos Javellas
Produced by Demetrios Paris
Written by Yorgos Javellas (adaptation)
Starring Irene Papas
Manos Katrakis
Music by Arghyris Kounadis
Cinematography Dinos Katsouridis
Distributed by Kino Video (Region 1 DVD)
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
Country Greece
Language Greek

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.

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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