28 July 1942|
|Died||26 July 1994(aged 51)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Tonia Marketaki (Greek: Τώνια Μαρκετάκη, 28 July 1942 – 26 July 1994) was a Greek film director and screenwriter. She was born in Pireas and spend many of her childhood years in the Zografou district of Athens. Her maternal origins are from Kardamyla, in the island of Chios.
She received her formal training at IDHEC in Paris and upon her return to Greece she worked as a film critic in various newspapers from 1963 until 1967. The same year sees the completion of her first short-film creation and subsequent imprisonment by the then recently established Colonels' regime. Upon her release Marketaki fled abroad, working as an assistant editor in the U.K. and a director of educational films for illiterate farmers in Algeria.
- O Giannis kai o Dromos – Ο Γιάννης και ο Δρόμος (Giannis and the Road), 1967
- Ioannis o Viaios – Ιωάννης ο Βίαιος (Ioannis the Violent), 1973
- I Timi tis Agapis – Η Τιμή της Αγάπης (The Price of Love), 1983
- Krystallines Nyhtes – Κρυστάλλινες Νύχτες (Chrystal Nights), 1992
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