Film - Feature | February 19 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Astrid Ofner, Ursula Ofner, Werner Rehm, Libgart Schwarz,
As in so many of Straub-Huillet's classical adaptations, Antigone offers multiple layers of history, time, and art: this 1991 film, shot in Sicilys ancient Teatro di Segesta, stages Bertolt Brechts post-World War II adaptation of an eighteenth-century German translation (by the poet Hölderlin) of Sophocless ancient Greek drama Antigone, itself based on an earlier legend. Here, the film/play/tragedys themes of rebellion, sacrifice, and genocide echo across the timeless Teatros rocks, under Sicilys eternal skies, while actors struggle against the elements to be heard. For Straub-Huillet, the ancient is always alive, whether in the winds, or the words.
- Jason Sanders
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission