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Oedipus Rex

classified 15

Last Movies


Please note: This was screened in March 2024

Pier Paolo Pasolini
Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli
104 mins, 1967, Italy
Primary language

Three years after The Gospel According to Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini continued his series of classical adaptations with his first colour feature, shot against the stark Moroccan desert.

Blending three eras, this savage, highly personal and Freudian take on Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, was the last film seen by Pasolini before his murder on a beach in Ostia.

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