Reviews

  • Edgar C Super Reviewer
    Oct 20, 2011

    Lambeti the great, once again as the usual Kakogiannis core of a predatory village that lurks in every corner just to attack the weaknesses of people (I mean, really; Kakogiannis has made me afraid of going to visit any Greek rural village, especially as a foreigner!) shines with her marvellous iconic performance. The tragic structure is once again present, but the classic films by this Greek master of drama still contain lessons in between that apply to any day and age. 99/100

    Lambeti the great, once again as the usual Kakogiannis core of a predatory village that lurks in every corner just to attack the weaknesses of people (I mean, really; Kakogiannis has made me afraid of going to visit any Greek rural village, especially as a foreigner!) shines with her marvellous iconic performance. The tragic structure is once again present, but the classic films by this Greek master of drama still contain lessons in between that apply to any day and age. 99/100

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Dec 13, 2008

    [font=Century Gothic]Even the simplest of decisions can have consequences for the future. Take for example, the one in "A Girl in Black" facing two tourists, Pavlos(Dimitris Horn), a writer, and Antonis(Notis Peryalis), an architect, when they arrive at an island from Athens of whether to stay at a hotel or at a local's house. They choose the latter to take in some local color. As they follow Marina(Ellie Lambeti), they learn that her family was once prosperous but her father getting killed during the Nazi occupation changed that for the worse. Soon after, Marina's mother(Eleni Zafeiriou) is chased through the streets after being caught in the embrace of Panagis(Stephanos Stratigos). This might also explain why Marina's brother Mitsos(Anestis Vlahos) is constantly getting into fights.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"A Girl in Black" is an exquisitely photographed and gripping melodrama that explores the nature of freedom as shone through the prism of travel. As a tourist, one wants to get away and to enjoy oneself while at the same time knowing one must eventually return to one's drab life. As beautiful as the island may be, living there can very hard especially considering the people on the island are under constant watch from each other and cannot make a move without it being known instantly by everyone. At the center of this is the decaying house(a tip to "The Fall of the House of Usher") which is under a veritable state of siege.[/font]

    [font=Century Gothic]Even the simplest of decisions can have consequences for the future. Take for example, the one in "A Girl in Black" facing two tourists, Pavlos(Dimitris Horn), a writer, and Antonis(Notis Peryalis), an architect, when they arrive at an island from Athens of whether to stay at a hotel or at a local's house. They choose the latter to take in some local color. As they follow Marina(Ellie Lambeti), they learn that her family was once prosperous but her father getting killed during the Nazi occupation changed that for the worse. Soon after, Marina's mother(Eleni Zafeiriou) is chased through the streets after being caught in the embrace of Panagis(Stephanos Stratigos). This might also explain why Marina's brother Mitsos(Anestis Vlahos) is constantly getting into fights.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"A Girl in Black" is an exquisitely photographed and gripping melodrama that explores the nature of freedom as shone through the prism of travel. As a tourist, one wants to get away and to enjoy oneself while at the same time knowing one must eventually return to one's drab life. As beautiful as the island may be, living there can very hard especially considering the people on the island are under constant watch from each other and cannot make a move without it being known instantly by everyone. At the center of this is the decaying house(a tip to "The Fall of the House of Usher") which is under a veritable state of siege.[/font]

  • Aug 14, 2008

    My first Greek movie.... very interesting, especially considerign it was shot with a single camera.... cant wait to go to Greece, it looks beautiful!

    My first Greek movie.... very interesting, especially considerign it was shot with a single camera.... cant wait to go to Greece, it looks beautiful!

  • Jul 25, 2008

    ok, a bit dramatic, but that's Greeks for you

    ok, a bit dramatic, but that's Greeks for you

  • Jan 20, 2008

    I love this Cocoyannis movie. It's a touching exploration of a greek community. Cultural factors and double standards characterizes this tragic story. Happy ending? Probably! The influence of Italian neorealist tradition is clear, and Ellie Lambetti's performance is 'formidable'!

    I love this Cocoyannis movie. It's a touching exploration of a greek community. Cultural factors and double standards characterizes this tragic story. Happy ending? Probably! The influence of Italian neorealist tradition is clear, and Ellie Lambetti's performance is 'formidable'!

  • Oct 11, 2007

    Cacoyannis defines Greek Cinema. A lovely combination of Italian neorealism and hollywood melodrama.

    Cacoyannis defines Greek Cinema. A lovely combination of Italian neorealism and hollywood melodrama.

  • Jun 18, 2007

    i don't care what anyone says...i love this movie. it's a simple plot but it gets to me. quiet simple girl gets harassed by greek island villagers cause of mom's loose reputation...young guy visits island and stays in her home...love ensues perhaps?b&w greek w/ english subtitles.

    i don't care what anyone says...i love this movie. it's a simple plot but it gets to me. quiet simple girl gets harassed by greek island villagers cause of mom's loose reputation...young guy visits island and stays in her home...love ensues perhaps?b&w greek w/ english subtitles.

  • Jun 16, 2007

    just an excellent and remarkable greek movie by a famous greek director!can't be missed

    just an excellent and remarkable greek movie by a famous greek director!can't be missed

  • Sep 22, 2006

    I didn't like this film.

    I didn't like this film.