Oedipus Rex = Edipo Re

Italy, 1967

Film
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A son’s loving obsession with his mother turns to patricide and incest in this intricate exploration of what Freud has termed “the Oedipus complex.” Pasolini’s powerful adaptation of Sophocles’ play is a unique voyage of psychological discovery which blends the director’s personal history with the timeless themes of mythology. Filmed amidst the atmospheric setting of the Moroccan desert and modern Bologna, “Oedipus Rex” is a startling visual achievement, boasting an extraordinary central performance by Franco Citti as the tortured Oedipus.

Credits

producer

Alfredo Bini

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36640

Languages

English

Italian

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

History → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Greek literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Mythology, Greek

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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