The Murderess

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1974, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris. Σεν./Scr.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris, Δήμος Θεός/Dimos Theos, Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Μυθιστόρημα)/Alexandros Papadiamantis (Novel). Φωτ./Cin.: Σταύρος Χασάπης/Stavros Chasapis. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννα Σπυροπούλου/Gianna Spyropoulou. Ηθ./Cast: Μαρία Αλκαίου/Maria Alkaiou, Φοίβος Ταξιάρχης/Foivos Taxiarchis, Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος/Dimitris Poulikakos. Παρ./Prod.: Μίλλυ Γρέγου/Milly Gregou, ΣΕΜΕΛΗ ΦΙΛΜΣ/SEMELI FILMS Διάρκεια/Dur.: 90΄.

Based on Alexandros Papadiamantis’ novella, the film tells the story of Frangoyiannou,  a poor woman, mother & grandmother. She kills female babies, 5 in total, thus killing herself - especially when she kills her granddaughter who was given her name-. Thus, she is ‘rebelling’ against the unjust fate that life and society reserved for her. This is her way of sparing children the inevitable suffering in life. Her mind is deranged, due to her troubled life. Being pursued by the police, she perishes in the sea.

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