Girls in the Sun

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Girls in the Sun
Directed by Vasilis Georgiadis
Produced by Klearhos Konitsiotis
Written by Iakovos Kabanellis
Starring Giannis Voglis
Cinematography Nikos Gardelis
Release dates
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Greece
Language Greek

Girls in the Sun (Greek: Κοριτσια στον Ηλιο, translit. Koritsia ston ilio) is a 1968 Greek drama film directed by Vasilis Georgiadis.[1][2] The film was selected as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3] The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


A young English tourist Annabel meets a Greek shepherd near the beach. The shepherd approaches her to give her some almonds but she scared by his uncouth image misunderstands his intention. Soon, he is founded in prison accused for the rape of tourist. But she regretted for her excessive reaction visits him to bring him various things and try persuading the authorities to release him. Gradually, the shepherd fall in love for the tourist and after releasing follows her in Athens. But she must return in her country and his innocent love doesn't have future.[4][5]



List of awards and nominations[6]
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
1969 Golden Globe Awards Best Foreign Language Film Vasilis Georgiadis Nominated
1968 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Film Vasilis Georgiadis Won
Best Music Stavros Xarhakos Won
Best Supporting Actor Kostas Mpakas Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Koritsia ston ilio (1968)". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Koritsia ston ilio (1968)". rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ "Girls in the Sun". Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Κορίτσια στον ήλιο" (in Greek). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "awards 1968". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

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