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by Jani Sever


The classical heroine as a symbol of moral resistance against the malevolence of the state is significantly transformed in Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s conception. His polemic interpretation of the famous myth is interspersed with acted passages from the staging of his drama The Triple Life of Antigone set in a Ljubljana housing estate. In contrast to this, there are television recordings of political cataclysms – from the division of Berlin to the birth of the Baader–Meinhof Group, from raw images of the refugee crisis to how it was discussed by the European Parliament. Against this backdrop and using Antigone, Creon and the chorus as a mouthpiece, the director asks crucial questions about the essence of law and morals in the world of broken-down democracy.

international title: Antigone - How Dare We!
original title: Antigone - How Dare We!
country: Slovenia
sales agent: Taskovski Films
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Jani Sever
film run: 87'
screenplay: Miloš Kalusek, Stojan Pelko, Jani Sever
cinematography by: Mitja Ličen
film editing: Miloš Kalusek
producer: Nina Jeglič
production: Sever & Sever, RTV Slovenija

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