Oxi: An Act of Resistance : The Screenplay and Commentary, Including interviews with Derrida, Cixous, Balibar and Negri Paperback / softback
Oxi (Gr. Determiner, lit. `No', fig. `Resistance', pronounced `ochi') retells Sophocles' Antigone through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy.
A collaboration between the renowned British auteur Ken McMullen and the literary theorist Martin McQuillan, the film draws upon and responds to the importance of the Antigone of modern thought (Hegel, Arendt, Lacan, Derrida, Butler), while coming up close to the politics of the street and the malign effects of the austerity experiment in Greece today.
The screenplay weaves together a range of idioms, including performance, fiction, documentary, interview and literary collage.
The result is an intensely moving reflection on the tragedy of austerity today, with contributions from Helene Cixous, Etienne Balibar and Antonio Negri, as well as several significant figures in Greek cultural life.
The volume includes full transcripts of the interviews with Cixous, Balibar and Negri, and a previously unpublished interview with Jacques Derrida on the question of Oedipus, as well as critical commentary from the filmmakers.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 280 pages, 20 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
- Publication Date: 21/10/2015
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781783482696
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