Riddles of the Sphinx

  |  Book Tickets: 04/10/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 23/09/2013
  |  Watch Now: 16/09/2014
  |  92 min
Rated U by the BBFC
Riddles of the Sphinx Film Poster


Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen co-write and co-direct this 1970s avant-garde feature. The film follows the struggles of middle-class mother Louise (Dinah Stabb) and her young daughter Ana (Riannon Tise) as they live in a patriarchy. Their story is interlaced with a depiction of Greek mythical hero Oedipus's encounter with the Sphinx who ruled over Thebes by forcing travellers to answer a riddle, killing those who responded incorrectly.

Contains mild sex references
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