THE PRICE OF LOVE
(I timi tis agapis)

35 mm, colour,110 min, Greek, 1984
 
Subject Matter:Social, Ethnography
Direction:Tonia Marketaki
Senario:Tonia Marketaki, based on the novel "Honour and Money" 1912 by Constantinos Theotokis
Images:Stavros Hassapis
Editing:George Korras
Art Director:George Patsas
Music:Eleni Karaindou
Sound:Manolis Logiadhis
Executive Producer:Mirca Angel
Cast:Toula Stathopoulou , Anny Loulou, Stratis Tsopanellis.
Production:Andromeda, Greek Film Centre ,ERT 1, SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
Language:Greek, Subtitle English
 

Synopsis: The Price of Love: Corfu, at the turn of the century. In the historical and social context of the place and the period, a story of love, betrayed in the name of money. A young woman of humble origins will be deserted by her beloved who belongs to the bourgeoisie: he does not dare go against his class by marrying a girl without a dowry. Society would make an outcast of her -as would be the case for an unmarried mother in those days. But the industrial revolution has already begun and the young woman, by means of her new status as a factory worker, will find the means to survive and retain her dignity and her belief: that love should have no price.


Ερωτας, χρήμα, προδοσία στην Κέρκυρα των αρχών του 20ου αιώνα. Βασισμένη στη νουβέλα «Η Τιμή και το Χρήμα» του Κωνσταντίνου Θεοτόκη, η ταινία αφηγείται μια ιστορία αγάπης που προδόθηκε για το χρήμα. Μια γυναίκα ταπεινής καταγωγής εγκαταλείπεται από τον αγαπημένο της, που ανήκει στην μπουρζουαζία και που δεν τολμάει να αντιταχθεί στην τάξη του και να παντρευτεί μια κοπέλα χωρίς προίκα. Η κοινωνία την περιθωριοποιεί - όπως θα συνέβαινε σε κάθε ανύπαντρη μητέρα εκείνη την εποχή.


Director: Tonia Marketaki was born in Athens in 1942 and studied in Paris (I. D H. E. C.). She worked as a film critic from 1963-1967, before making her first, short film John and the Road in 1971. In the same year she is imprisoned and then exiled. Her first feature film Violent John (1973) won three awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and critical acclaim in the Forum at the Berlin Film Festival. This was followed by the television series The Lemon Grove (1978) and the also awarded films The Price of Love and Crystal Nights. She has also been a theatre director, was a radio producer and worked as Assistant to the General Director in the National television. She is considered to be one of the most important women directors of New Greek Cinema.


Awards: Grand Prix”Golden Olive”including production and direction, Best Script Award ,Best Actress Award, Best Costumes Awards, Best Photography Award, Best Music Award ,Best Make-up Award, Festivals: Mediterranean Film Festival,Bastia- Thessloniki International Film Festival 1984.

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