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I cannibali

I cannibali

Liliana Cavani / IT, 1970 / 88 min.

Four years before The Night Porter, Liliana Cavani made an original adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone. The film is set in a city, rooted in sixties counter culture, and indicts repression and violence. Featuring the later Bond girl Britt Ekland as Antigone and Pierre Clémenti as Tiresias.

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Director

Liliana Cavani

Production year

1970

Country

IT

Original title

I cannibali

Length

88 min.

Language

Italian

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Women Make Film

Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.

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campaign image Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Mark Cousins, GB 2019)
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