In this animated short parodying the Greek myth, director Paul Driessen offers a backwards tragicomic version of the classic tale. Oedipus is Driessen at his absurdist best.
Ages 15 to 17
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Pre-teach: Research the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek king of Thebes. Discuss the references to “losing one’s head” and the symbolism the phrase represents. Suggest reasons why the filmmaker chose to animate this particular story.