Miklós Jancsó • Hungary • 1974
A virtuoso, 12-take interpretation of Greek myth.
Miklós Jancsó’s richly inventive adaptation of the two-thousand-year-old Greek myth. Reflecting attitudes towards tyranny and dictatorship from the modern man’s perspective, the original play's framework is leveraged to make indelible charges against the then-Russian rulership.
A searing exposé of oppression and abuse of power that resonates deeply in twentieth century Hungary, Electra, My Love premiered at Cannes, IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the New York Film Festival.