Directed by Jani Sever, documentary, 87 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Miloš Kalusek, Stojan Pelko, Jani Sever
Antigone, from Greek mythology, is generally understood as a symbol of moral resistance against the power of the state. In his interpretation, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek challenges this understanding and articulates a provocative question of who is the Antigone of today. Does she represent the populists, anti-migrants and fundamentalists, or those who oppose them? Is she truly an emancipatory heroine, or is she a part of the problem?
Starring Žižek himself as a guide, introducing passages from his play “The Triple Life of Antigone”, staged in a Ljubljana housing estate, and using other audiovisual material related to different social and political cataclysms, Jani Sever’s film provides a contemporary reading of the classical Greek tragedy shedding new light on some hot ethical and political issues of the EU.
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