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25 Ratings

The Illiac Passion

United States, 1967
Fantasy, Avant-Garde, LGBTQ+


One of Markopoulos’s most critically acclaimed films, The Illiac Passion is an ambitious work based on Prometheus Unbound. For his cast, Markopoulos made imaginative use of artist friends and underground figures in the roles of mythical beings.

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The Illiac Passion Directed by Gregory J. Markopoulos

Critics reviews

Based on the myth of Prometheus, the film is a rich, sensual evocation not only of Ancient Greece but of the sheer physical beauty of light caressing bodies. It features avant-garde luminaries such as Jack Smith, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, and Andy Warhol.
May 04, 2018
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