London Greek Film Festival - Films 2014


The Trojan Women. Directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Greece, 1971. 109’.

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Film Category: fiction feature film

Original Title: THE TROJAN WOMEN

English Title: THE TROJAN WOMEN

Greek Title: ΤΡΩΑΔΕΣ

Duration: 109`

Country of origin: Greece

Director: Michael Cacoyannis

Producer: Michael Cacoyannis – Anis Nohra

Brief synopsis in English: Hecuba, Queen of the Trojans and mother of Hector, one of Troys most fearsome warriors, looks upon the remains of her kingdom; Andromache, widow of the slain Hector and mother of his son Astyanax, must raise her son in the war's aftermath; Cassandra, Hecuba's daughter who has been driven insane by the ravages of war, waits to see if King Agamemnon will drive her into concubinage; Helen of Troy, waits to see if she will live. But the most awful truth is unknown to them until Talthybius, the messenger of the Greek king, comes to the ruined city and tells them that King Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus have decreed that Hector's son Astyanax must die — the last of the male royalty of Troy must be executed to ensure the extinction of the line.

Brief synopsis in Greek: Μετά την πτώση της Τροίας οι αιχμάλωτες γυναίκες περιμένουν να επιβιβαστούν στα πλοία που θα τις μεταφέρουν στην Ελλάδα. Ανάμεσά τους, η βασίλισσα Εκάβη που θρηνεί το χαμό της οικογένειας και της πόλης της και η χήρα του Έκτορα, η Ανδρομάχη, η οποία πρόκειται να αντιμετωπίσει ακόμα μια τραγωδία, καθώς οι νικητές σκοτώνουν το νεαρό σε ηλικία γιο της. Και ενώ ο Μενέλαος συναντά την άπιστη Ελένη, την αιτία αυτού του πολέμου, η μάντισσα Κασσάνδρα προμηνύει τα κακά που θα βρουν τους νικητές στο δρόμο για την πατρίδα.

Release Date: 1971

Original Format: 35mm

Credits:

Screenplay: Michael Cacoyannis based on Euripides` play

Cinematography: Alfio Kontini

Music: Mikis Theodorakis

Costumes:       Nikolas Georgiadis

Cast:

Katharine Hepburn,
Geneviève Bujold,
Vanessa Redgrave,
Irene Papas,
Brian Blessed,
Patrick Magee,
Alberto Sanz

URL video on the web (trailer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4MRDke5Id4

Original Language(s): English

English Subtitles: -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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