The Parting Song (film)

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The Parting Song
Directed byFilopimin Finos
Written byDimitris Bogris
StarringEvgenia Danika
Labros Konstadaras
Linda Miranda
Alekos Livaditis
Music byGiorgos Mallidis
CinematographyKostas Drimaropoulos
Yannis Drimaropoulos
Edited byEmil Provelengios
Production
company
Finos Films
Skouras Films
Release date
  • 1939 (1939)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek

The Parting Song (Greek:To tragoudi tou horismou) is a 1939 Greek drama film directed by Filopimin Finos and starring Evgenia Danika, Labros Konstadaras and Linda Miranda.[1] It was the only film directed by Finos, better-known for running the production company Finos Films.[2] The film was long thought to be lost after it was destroyed by the Germans during the Occupation of Greece, but a fragmented copy was discovered in Egypt.[3]

The film is notable as the first Greek film to be processed in a Greek technical laboratory (previous films had been processed abroad) which had been built by Finos Films. The film was a commercial failure on its release, and met a hostile reception from critics.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

While holidaying on the island of Hydra, a wealthy Athenian woman meets and falls in love with a local fisherman. She seduces him away from his girlfriend and takes him with her to the city to pursue a career as a singer. Despite enjoying success, he decides that city life is not for him and returns to his home and his previous girlfriend who really loves him.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Petrakis p.73
  2. ^ Karalis p.33
  3. ^ Karalis p.34
  4. ^ Karalis p.34

Bibliography[edit]

  • Petrakis, Marina. The Metaxas Myth: Dictatorship and Propaganda in Greece. I.B.Tauris, 2011.

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