A Girl in Black
Fiction, 100 ΄, 1956
Synopsis: On the Greek fishing island of Hydra, Marina is persecuted by her neighbors for her love-starved widow mother’s indiscretions. As a rejected suitor insists on harassing the young woman, a visiting Athenian writer falls in love with her and plans on taking her back with him to the mainland.
Mihalis Cacoyannis (1922-2011)
Born in Limassol, Cyprus, he graduated from law school and produced Greek-language programs for the BBC World Service during World War II, before ending up at the Old Vic school and enjoying a brief stage career. After having trouble finding a directing job in the British film industry, he moved to Greece and made his first film, “Windfall in Athens”, in 1953. He went on becoming one of the most accomplished Greek directors both nationally and internationally, being nominated for an Academy Award five times –in the Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film categories for “Zorba the Greek”, and in the Foreign Language Film category for “Electra” and “Iphigenia”.