A photomontage of a woman in several different rooms of the same apartment, taken from HIGHRISE, a collaborative multimedia documentary project that examines life in huge high-rise towers in various suburban neighbourhoods around the world. Directed by Katerina Cizek in 2010.

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Oedipus

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Paul Driessen, director

Director
Paul Driessen

Producers
Marcy Page, Arnoud Rijken, Michiel J. Snijders

Synopsis
To Oedipus, women are an enigma. Why, with her bothersome husband finally out of the way, did his mistress inexplicably run off? Don’t lose your head, thinks Oedipus. Just try to understand.  And so the valiant young milkman embarks on an introspective journey, a process of self-discovery and regression in which he retraces the path of his life. 

Parodying the Greek myth, and throwing in a bunch of well-known NFB animated characters for good measure, director Paul Driessen offers up a backwards tragicomic version of the classic tale. Oedipus is Driessen at his absurdist best.