- 1 DVD (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Barahanos, James.Ferris, Ben.Finderle, Natalie.Maškovic, Frano.
- Corporate Author
- Artemis Projects.Focus Media.
- In Croatian (with English subtitles)Produced by Artemis Projects and Focus Media.Summary: The film is a lyrical treatment of Homer's tale of Penelope, depicting her psychological struggle as she waits twenty years for her husband to return from the Trojan War. It draws on the long-take filmmaking style of film directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky (The Mirror), Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) and Bela Tarr (Werckmeister Harmonies). Director, Ben Ferris and Director of Photography, James Barahanos also embrace this style in their short films Ascension and The Kitchen. In Ferris? mythical tale of Penelope, the technique is used as a dramatic device that experiments with time and space to build the tension and sense of nostalgia experienced by the waiting heroine. Penelope presents performances that have been choreographed to a hauntingly beautiful score by renowned film composer Max Richter. Penelope, starring Natalie Finderle in the lead role and Croatian actor Frano Maškovic as Odysseus, is the first Australian-Croatian co-production.