Circe (film)

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Directed by Manuel Antín
Written by Manuel Antín
Julio Cortázar
Héctor Grossi
Starring Graciela Borges
Cinematography Américo Hoss
Release date
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Circe is a 1964 Argentine film directed by Manuel Antín. It was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

The film is based on a short story by Julio Cortazar, published in 1951. Its main theme is about perverse sexual gratification in a repressed Catholic environment. Delia Mañara is notorious in her quarter of Buenos Aires for the mysterious deaths of two of her fiancés. She lives in a twilight world and gains most satisfaction through the exercise of power over others. It emerges that she killed the two men by poisoning them with the sweets she makes; when this fails with her third fiancé, he is freed from her fatal attraction by the knowledge.[2]



  1. ^ " Awards for Circe". Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  2. ^ The mythical correspondences are explored by Sophie Dufays in Circé de Cortázar : au carrefour du mythe et du fantastique, Folia Electronica Classica, B Louvain-la-Neuve 2007, Numéro 13

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