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YOUNG APHRODITES


(1963)- Direction: KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Original Title:
YOUNG APHRODITES
Μεταγενέστεροι Τίτλοι:
SIGN OF APHRODITE (THE)
Τίτλοι με λατινικούς χαρακτήρες:
MIKRES AFRODITES

Year of Production:
1963
Film Director:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS

Screenplay:
SFIKAS KOSTAS, VASILIKOS VASILIS
Original Source for Screenplay:
LONGOSDAFNIS AND CHLOE
THEOCRITUSIDYLLS

Director of Photography:
VARRIANO GIOVANNI
Editing:
TSAOULIS GIORGOS
Sound Engineer:
PALATSIOLIS TASIS, KONTOS TAKIS
Set Designer:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Costume Designer:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Musical Composition:
MARKOPOULOS GIANNISMusical Composition^

Film synopsis:
In the Hellenistic period, around 200 B.C., a group of shepherds led by Molossos (Zanninos) move from the mountain to the plain, in search of new pastures for their flocks. The shepherds lose their way and find refuge near a beach, by a fishing village, next to a group of women whose husbands, all fishermen, are away. Two young children, Skymnos who’s about 10 years old and twelve-year old Chloe (Vangelis Ioannidis, Kleopatra Rota) are initiated in the secrets of love by watching the love-making of a shepherd, Tsakalos (Takis Emmanouil), with a local woman, Arta (Eleni Prokopiou). The observation of the love scene between the two adults arouses the children and leads to a tragic ending. Their games awaken lust in Lykas (Kostas Papakonstantinou), a mute shepherd who abducts Chloe and tries to rape her. She surrenders to him at the beach and Skymnos, who witnesses this scene, unable to bear the sorrow of betrayal, dies in the open sea, letting the waves take him away.

Assistant Director of Photography:
KALOGERAS SAVVAS, GEORGOPOULOS TAKIS
Music performed by:
DIAKOGIORGIS TASSOS ()
DESPOTIDIS PANTELIS ()
AKRIVOPOULOS ALEKOS ()
Singer:
KAREKLA KAITI
Choreographer:
STRATOU DORA
Sound Engineer:
PALATSIOLIS TASIS, KONTOS TAKIS
Production Manager:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS, ZERVOS GIORGOS
Photographs:
39 φωτογραφίες που αφορούν αυτή την ταινία




Production:
MINOS FILM, ANZERVOS
Producer:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS

Cast:
EMMANOUIL TAKIS
PROKOPIOU ELENI
IOANNIDIS VANGELIS
ROTA KLEOPATRA
PAPADOPOULOS GIANNIS
PAPAKONSTANTINOU KOSTAS
VLACHOS ANESTIS
KAILAS VASILIS
TSAGKLOS VASILIS


Color:
B/W
Sound:
SOUND MONO

Awards - Distinctions:
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (4th WEEK)
THESSALONIKI 1963
HONORARY DISTINCTION
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THESSALONIKI 1963
BEST FILM - DIRECTOR - ORIGINAL MUSIC - CRITICS OF DIRECTORY AWARD - CRITICS OF SCREENPLAY AWARD - HONORARY DISTINCTION FOR MALE ACTING (Vangelis Ioannidis)
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-BERLINALE
DE 1963
BEST DIRECTOR (Silver Bear) - INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF CRITICS (Fipresci) AWARD
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