Chania Film Festival Opening: “Stella” – 23rd October

StellaThe 7th Chania Film Festival opens its doors on 23rd October and invites you to the film STELLA (1955) by Michalis Kakogiannis in a new digital edition for the needs of the Festival. Stella is a gem of the old Greek cinema,  with Melina Mercouri in the main role and Manos Hatzidakis’ most precious melodies. The film was awarded  with the Golden Globe in 1956.
Michalis Kakogiannis is best known for his film Zorba the Greek.

WHEN: 23rd October 20.00
WHERE: Cultural Centre, A. Papandreou 74,Chania
Entrance: free.
Optional: donate some longterm food for the needy.

About the film:
The film highlights the heroine as the role model for female liberation – proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rembetiko singer  cherishes her freedom.
In a world where women are all but free, both in the family and in the social environment, the film portrays Stella as a woman who revolts against all sorts of conformity, taking fate into her own hands. The film highlights the heroine as the role model for female liberation.
The film – a classic now – is being screened around the world, even at various Universities for educational purposes.

Direction: Michalis Kakogiannis
Music:  Manos Chatzidakis
Lyrics of songs: Michalis Kakogiannis and Manos Hatzidakis
Duration: 93′
Year: 1955
Language: Greek

At the premiere of the CFF  the award-winning actress Tatiana Papamoschou will be present. She starred in Michalis Kakoyannis’s film “Iphigenia”.

Source: chanianews.gr







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