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3.9
151 Ratings

Electra, My Love

Szerelmem, Elektra

Directed by Miklós Jancsó
Hungary, 1974
Drama

Synopsis

Adapted interpretation of the Electra myth calls for a continual revolution against any system that rules without justice. He points out that tyranny in order to flourish must keep the population fearful and what overcomes that fear is a willingness to face death and the truth.

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Electra, My Love Directed by Miklós Jancsó

Critics reviews

Jancsó’s elaborate choreography, ritualistic elements, use of music and swirling cinematography both embed the expressly political ideas in a form that proved acceptable to the authorities and abstracted them from contemporary society. Jancsó was aware of the problems of making art under the aegis of a repressive regime and presents Electra as the living embodiment of a sort of collective political unconscious.
August 25, 2010
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