Young Afrodity 1963
The basis of the film is based on the subjects of the theological idyll of Theocritus (3rd century AD) and the classic text of Long “Daphnis and Chloe” (2nd century AD). Greek director Nikos Kundouros takes the audience to an unknown island where the locals live an idyllic life. While all the men of the village are at sea, a group of strangers (shepherds) descends from the mountains, and the young shepherd is captivated by the beauty of the local girl. Not knowing how to attract her attention, he brings her his prey - a dead pelican. The girl is intrigued, but not sure of the boy's feelings. By chance, children witness the forbidden love games of an older couple. In the meantime, the older characters are also watched by an older boy, grossly interfering in the course of events, which leads to a dramatic denouement, although Kunduros does not give a clear logical conclusion to the picture.
"Young Aphrodites" paint a pulsating sexual awakening of a boy, whose simple world collapses into pieces when he realizes his passion. Avoiding unnecessary dialogue, the director uses the luxurious landscapes of an unknown island and achieves a special exotic atmosphere.
Nature itself - mountains, sea, air, sand and human bodies overcome the rudimentary myth and begin to lead an independent romantic story.
Ideal and the combination of music and video: traditional Greek instruments are used to create a powerful soundtrack, which gives authenticity and not only complements the story, but sometimes plays a leading role. Awards: 1963 - Berlin Film Festival prize for best direction, FIPRESCI prize
Year of release: 1963
Russian subtitles: Yes
Director: Nikos Kunduros
Video: AVI, 640х480, 23.97 fps
Audio: stereo, 44100 Гц, 128 кб/сек
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