As a film, abstract, staged, declaimed and almost balletic but the remarkable effect was particularly profound in the week of the catastrophe of the US Presidential election as Electra rails about the need for law to be observed and suggests that tyrants who blithely say everyone has the right to speak their mind should never be believed.
Contemporary adaptation of this classic myth with a socio-political background which remains typical in jancso filmography. Modern tragedy with its moral tension, heroicism, excesses and sacrifices. Despite its not from Paradjanov or Jeles I found this movie quite choregraphic with all its strange rituals. A director we have the pleasure to rediscover thanks to a handful of films reissues in dvd.