About the film
The Trojan Women
Release Date: February 17, 1967
|Production Companies||:||RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana|
|Writers||:||Euripides, Vittorio Cottafavi, Enzo Cetrangolo|
In 1967 the director Vittorio Cottafavi produces the TV movie Le Troiane from Euripides. He uses the classical Italian translation by Enzio Cetrangolo, but creates an original way of film adaptation, inspired by the Brechtian conception of staging the ancient theater. He does not use costume or set design, but is based only on the simple performance of the actors, highlighted by the shooting technique. The absolute sense of tragedy is perceived by the public through emotional engagement and imagination. So, the Trojan war is all the wars and the pain of the Trojan women is the pain of all the victims of any war.