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Films

Electra1962

Genre:Ancient Tragedy
Production:Finos Film
Run Time:110

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Scenario/ Direction:Michael Cacoyannis (based on Euripides' play)
Photography:Walter Lassaly
Music:Mikis Theodorakis
Decor - Costumes:Spyros Vassiliou

Starring:Irini Papas,
Yannis Fertis,
Manos Katrakis,
Takis Emmanuel,
Notis Peryalis,
Theano Ioannidou

SUMMARY

Electra and her brother Orestes plot to kill their mother after the siblings come to believe she murdered their father, King  Agamemnon.

AWARDS

Best Sound Adaptation Award
International Youth Union Award
Thessaloniki Film Festival 1962: Best Film, Directing, Actress in Leading Role
Greek Critics' Union: Best Film, Directing, Actress in Leading Role and Actress in Supporting Role, Actor in Leading Role, Music
Awards at the festivals of Edinburgh (1962), Acapulco (1962), Berlin (1963)
Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film
Apart from the Oscar nomination, Electra won 25 awards.

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