Electra, My Love is a
strikingly modern take on a classic tale of revenge.
Electra, My Love, Miklos Jancso
catapults a Greek myth into the 20th century. Based on a play by Laszlo Gyurko,
the film reinterprets the classic tale of revenge for the modern age. Jancso
plays the past, present, and future off of each other in thrilling ways and
discovers everlasting truths about corrosive power.
with quiet ferocity by Mari Torocsik, Electra awaits the return of her brother.
With his help, she hopes to topple the current tyrant who himself overthrew her
father years ago. Captured in a series of 12 long takes, Electra, My Love sees this plan to fruition through luscious visual
poetry and magnetic performances.
Mari Töröcsik, György Cserhalmi, József Madaras, Lajos Balázsovits. Director:
Miklós Jancsó. Writer: Gyula Hernádi, László Gyurkó. Cinematographer: János
Kende. Score: Tamás Cseh. Producers: Mafilm and the Hungarian Film Laboratory.
by Miklós Jancsó---Hungary---1974---71 minutes. In Hungarian with English