Enter Achilles

By In Dance, Films 48 min

A funny, cruel exploration of the male psyche, Enter Achilles is set in a typical British pub, a shabby, nicotine-stained boozer. Pop songs tumble out of the jukebox, there is football on the TV, and the eight men lark around, pint glasses in hand. But their blokish fun is balanced on a knife-edge of tension, for beneath the mateyness lurks a disturbing undercurrent of paranoia and insecurity, where weakness is brutally exploited and violence covers up vulnerability.

Director Clara van Gool
Adapted for the screen by and Clara van Gool
Based on the stage production Enter Achilles — conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

• Jury Prize Montreal Festival for Films on Art 1998, Montreal
• Emmy Award 1997, Performing Arts, New York
• Golden Spire Performance Special, San Francisco Film Festival 1997
• Prix du Ministre-Président First Screening Stage Arts Festival 1997, Brussells
• Prix Italia Special Prize – Television, Music & Arts, 1996
• Best Stage Performance Reworked for the Camera IMZ Dance Screen 1996
• Special Prize 6th Golden Antenna Television Festival 1996