Madalena (film)

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Directed byDinos Dimopoulos
Produced byTheophanis A. Damaskinos
Victor G. Michaelides
Written byGiorgos Roussos
StarringAliki Vougiouklaki
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byYanna Spyropoulou
Giorgos Tsaoulis
Release date
  • September 1960 (1960-09)
Running time
91 minutes

Madalena (Greek: Μανταλένα) is a 1960 Greek comedy film directed by Dinos Dimopoulos. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film won three awards in the 1st Thessaloniki Film Festival


A girl lives in a small Greek island of Aegean. Along with her multimember family lives from the job of her father who has a little boat that carries passengers to the opposite island. When her father dies, she has to take over her family and take care of her brothers and sisters. But the small society of the island doesn't see positively a woman which works. Despite the obstacles she doesn't give up. Frustrated from the difficulties, she decides to get married a rich farmer of the island. But the love of her main competitor overturns the situation.[2]



List of awards and nominations[3]
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
1st Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Screenplay Giorgos Roussos Won
Best Leading Actress Aliki Vougiouklaki Won
Best Supporting Actor Pantelis Zervos Won


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Madalena". Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Mandalena". Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ "awards 1960". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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