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Electra (Greece, 1962)

Directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Cast: Irene Papas, Aleka Katseli, Yannis Fertis, Theano Ioannidou, Notis Peryalis. "Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance." 113 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Georgakas, Dan. "From Stella to Iphigenia: the woman-centered films of Michael Cacoyannis." (Critical Essay) Cineaste Spring 2005 v30 i2 p24(7) Full-text of this article / review is available:
MacDonald, Marianne. "Interviews with Michael Cacoyannis and Irene Papas." Bucknell Review, 1991, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p159-184, 26p
MacDonald, Marianne; Winkler, Marin M.
"Michael Cacoyannis and Irene Papas on Greek Tragedy." In: Classical myth & culture in the cinema / edited by Martin M. Winkler. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. (Full text available online (UCB users only); print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M96 C59 2001)