Electra, My Love

Release Date: 26 September 2016 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Revolutionary in form as well as content, Electra, My Love is one of the great Miklós Jancsó's finest works. Set amidst the open plains and grasslands of Hungary, and shot in twelve long, beautiful, intricately choreographed takes by cinematographer János Kende, it is a provocative call to arms against any system that rules without justice. An expert in the symbolic expression of forbidden political ideas, Jancsó here radically reworks the ancient Greek myth as a philosophical reflection on the dialectics of power and oppression. Electra (seeking revenge for the murder of her father, the former king) attempts to rouse a cowardly and apathetic population against the rule of usurper tyrant Aegisthus. Jancsó's film examines issues of law, justice and power; the deliberate distortion of myth and reality reflecting the real horrors that Hungary had endured and was at that time still enduring. It s relevance for contemporary society is still potent and clear today. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Electra, My Love (1974) presented from a brand new digital restoration of the film, supervised by the Hungarian National Digital Archive Original Hungarian soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio Booklet featuring a new essay on the film. New and improved English subtitle translation. Available for the first time on Blu-ray.
Release Date: 26 September 2016
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
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