Riddles of the Sphinx, DVD



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.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (U)
  • EAN: 5035673009826
  • Catalogue number: BFIVD982
  • Studio: BFI
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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Also directed by Laura Mulvey