The film tells the story of a renowned singer of "Rembetiko", from the day she was born in 1917 till her death in 1955. The "Rembetiko" is a form of popular music that particularly spread in Greece among the Greek refugees who came from Smyrna in the 1920s and 1930s.
Η ταινία αφηγείται την ιστορία μιας γνωστής ρεμπέτισσας από τη γεννησή της στη Σμύρνη το 1917, μέχρι το θάνατό της στην Αθήνα το 1955. Το «Ρεμπέτικο» είναι ένα είδος λαϊκής μουσικής που διαδόθηκε στην Ελλάδα με την έλευση των Ελλήνων προσφύγων από τη Σμύρνη κατά τα έτη 1920 - 1930.
AWARDS: Silver Bear BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1984, Special Mention VALENCIA FILM FESTIVAL 1984, Best Actress / Best Picture / Special Actor's Award / Special Music Award / Βest Supporting Actress THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1983
Director Costas Ferris is born on 18 April 1935 in Cairo Egypt. He is of Greek, Cypriot and Lebanese origins. Resident in Greece since 1957, he has worked as assistant director on more than 60 feature films, with various renowned directors as Michael Cacoyiannis, Nicos Koundouros, Andrew Marton, James Neilson and Edouard Molinaro. In 1961, he directed his first short film, and became one of the intellectual leaders of the rising New Greek Cinema. Exiled in Paris from 1967 to 1973, he worked in close collaboration with the French director Jean-Daniel Pollet. Since his return to Greece in 1973, he has directed 9 serials, approximately 150 hours playing time for Greek Television, and more than 120 hours of musical programs, documentaries, education and research films. He writes and creates in English, French, Italian and Greek, and speaks Arabic. He is member of the European Academy of Film and Television, and represents Greece at the FERA (Federation of European Directors).