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ELECTRA


(1962)- Direction: KAKOGIANNIS MICHALIS
Original Title:
ELECTRA

Year of Production:
1962
Film Director:
KAKOGIANNIS MICHALIS
Genre:
FEATURE FILM, TRAGEDY

Screenplay Adaptation:
KAKOGIANNIS MICHALIS
Original Source for Screenplay:
EVRIPIDES" ELECTRA " ( TRAGEDY )

Director of Photography:
LASSALLY WALTER
Editing:
KAKOGIANNIS MICHALIS
Sound Engineer:
KASIMATIS MIMIS
Set Designer:
VASILEIOU SPYROS
Costume Designer:
VASILEIOU SPYROS
Musical Composition:
THEODORAKIS MIKIS

Film synopsis:
Agamemnon returns victorious to Mycenae from the war in Troy, but is murdered by his conniving, unfaithful wife Klytemnaestra and her lover Aegisthus. Agamemnon’s son, Orestes, is secretly sent away by his mentor, but Electra, the king’s daughter, remains in Mycenae and watches her mother marry Aegisthus. With time, hatred and the need for revenge grow stronger within her. She is forced to contract a white marriage with a simple peasant and goes to live at his shack until Orestes returns, accompanied by his best friend, Pylades. Brother and sister begin planning the murder of Aegisthus and, indeed, Orestes kills him during a festival. Electra reminds him that Klytemnaestra should also be punished, so Orestes, although unwillingly, kills her too. The people of Mycenae, enraged by the killings, drive the two siblings out of their territory. The film is an exemplary adoption of a Greek tragedy for the cinema, the best of its kind.

Assistant Director:
CHRISTIDIS THANASIS, MARIOLIS VASILIS
Assistant Director of Photography:
ANTONAKIS GIORGOS
Make-up:
VARVERIS NIKOS
Sound Engineer:
DAMALAS MIKES
Production Manager:
PETROPOULAKIS GIANNIS


Production:
FINOS FILM
Producer:
KAKOGIANNIS MICHALIS

Cast:
PAPAS IRENE
FERTIS GIANNIS
KATSELI ALEKA
KATRAKIS MANOS
PERGIALIS NOTIS
EMMANOUIL TAKIS
RAZIS FOIVOS
ANOUSAKI MALAINA
IOANNIDOU THEANO
KARPETA ELENI
ARSENI KITTY
MAKRI ELENI
MARINOU ELENI
STAVRIDOU ANNA
TRIGONOPOULOU ELLI
LAGOPOULOU RITA
KOUNDOURI LIZA
PITTA ELSI
AMPELIS PETROS
GEORGIADIS ANGELOS
KALLAS DIMITRIS
EXARCHOS THEODOROS
SAKELLARIOS M.
GRIGORIADOU AFRODITI
KAZAKOS KOSTAS
FOTIOU ELLI
KASDAGLIS GIANNIS


Color:
B/W
Sound:
SOUND

Awards - Distinctions:
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST FILM
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST DIRECTOR
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3RD GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
1962
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
FR 1962
SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE ??????
ACAPULCO FILM FESTIVAL
MX 1962
FEMINA
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
EDINBURGH 1962
DIPLOMA OF MERIT
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-BERLINALE
DE 1963
BEST CINEMATIC TRANSPOSITION - QUALITY
BRUSSELS FESTIVAL
BE 1963
/BEST CINEMATIC TRANSPOSITION - QUALITY/FEMINA/
ANTWERP FILM FESTIVAL
BE 1964
PRESS' SINEMA AND CRITIQUE
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