ELECTRA, MY LOVE

Director: MIKLÓS JANCSÓ
Hungary / 1974 / 70 min

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Miklos Janscó’s radically original, downright hypnotic retelling of the Ancient Greek myth against the backdrop of the puszta, Hungary’s vast, muddy plains, is among the long-take master’s most bravura stylistic performances, its 70-minute runtime made up of only twelve intricately composed shots. Reworking the tale of Electra and her ill use at the hands of Aegisthus—the man who loved her mother and murdered her father 15 years ago—Janscó produces a timeless meditation on tyranny and rebellion—and a resounding call to resistance.

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