A Tribute to Michalis Cacoyiannis presents “Elektra”

Electra is a 1962 Greek film based on the play, Electra, written by Euripides. It was directed by Michael Cacoyannis, as the first installement of his “Greek tragedy” trilogy, followed by The Trojan Women in 1971 and Iphigenia in 1977. It starred Irene Papas in the lead role as Elektra, and Yannis Fertis as Orestis. The film was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award of Best Cinematic Transposition. Irene Papas shines in the first film in Michael Cacoyannis’ Euripides trilogy. Some consider this to be among the finest screen adaptations of classical Greek tragedy. Papas is an undeniable force, commanding the screen as the daughter who plots the murder of her mother as an act of vengeance for the death of her father. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is in Greek with English subtitles. 

The projection will take place at the Athens Centre, Archimidous 48, Mets/Pangrati from 18:00 until 20:00.

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