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A Girl in Black (1956)
Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis

Against the backdrop of a cloudless summer, love's unforeseen complications will entwine an Athenian writer, a morosely beautiful daughter, and a scorned local suitor. And then, calamity strikes. Can love redeem the sad girl in black?

A Girl in Black (1956)

Do Greek Villagers Deserve Ice Cream?

A small drama, lots of contrasts. Cruel jokes, innocent deaths.

The story told by the filmmaker of the writer; the implied story told by the writer, and the stories confabulated by the villagers and imposed on their peers. These three struggle for control over what is real, at least what we see as real. In the end, the differences are not clear — who do we carry in our boat?

The last scene is remarkable similar in staging to that of “Swept Away”.

Posted in 2003

Ted’s Evaluation — 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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