[dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2000, 103 mins]
Set in the depression in Mississippi, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? is an inventive adaptation of Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. Three shambolic convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) escape their chain-gang and embark on a quest for treasure and their freedom. Along the way, they meet many colourful Southern characters, and of course learn where their real fortune lies.
Presented by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology in partnership with Arts & Science Festival, mac birmingham and B-Film as part of Homer’s Odyssey Today, a series of events focusing on the Odyssey’s afterlife from a variety of perspectives.