Directed By: Brian Large

April 10, 1989 / German / 109 mins

In this modern, expressionistic retelling of literature’s most dysfunctional family, Elektra grieves over the murder of her father. This staging of Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s Elektra was recorded at the Vienna State Opera house and is one of the glories of live opera on film.

Listen to a preview of Elektra on the IC podcast, “From the Booth” episode 10, winter 2019 (26:38).

Find a full discussion of Elektra by the co-directors of International Cinema at (2:19) on Episode 12 Winter 2019 of “From the Booth: The IC Podcast.”

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IMDB Movie Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255136/

The trailer below is provided for reference and connects to a non-BYU site. International Cinema is not responsible for the content.

Screened Semesters:

  • 2019 Winter