Edinburgh Festival, 2015
Ivo Van Hove
Ivo van Hove directs a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O’Kane and Kathryn Pogson in Anne Carson’s striking new translation of Sophocles’s great tragedy.
Binoche plays Antigone, a Theban noblewoman whose brother is deemed a traitor after fighting to the death in a vicious civil war. When his body is left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone defies King Kreon to bury her brother with the honours he deserves.
Ivo van Hove made his British debut at the 1998 Edinburgh International Festival. Since then he has become one of the most acclaimed directors in Europe and the US. His recent productions of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge have won praise from critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Antigone premièred at The Barbican in London before transferring to Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Edinburgh, Chicago and New York.
Juliette Binoche talks about Antigone
Juliette Binoche, An Edinburgh Festival Portrait