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The Trojan Women is a film of the ancient Greek tragedy by [[Performer~P309288~Euripides~euripides]], which is a highly mannered, ritual-like stage play. It was not easy to transform it into a movie while remaining faithful to the play, but there are many rewards for the patient viewer. The score by [[Performer~P113970~Mikis Theodorakis~mikistheodorakis]] ([[Feature~V56204~Zorba the Greek~zorbathegreek]]) fits the story beautifully, and the film's re-creation of the ancient Mediterranean is memorable. Finally, the original play, despite its great age, has what are still considered among the finest roles ever written for women. The story concerns the trials and tribulations of the women of Troy at the time of Greek conquest and the truth and chilling power of the curses they hurl at their captors, who have slain every male of their nation, including the infants. Particularly notable is the performance of [[Performer~P54947~Irene Papas~irenepapas]] as Helen, a woman of infinite guile, whose abduction by Paris led to the whole debacle in the first place. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Irene Papas Best Actress 1971 Winner

Crew

Michael Cacoyannis
Director
Michael Cacoyannis
Producer
Anis Nohra
Producer
Michael Cacoyannis
Screenwriter
Euripides
Play Author
Alfio Contini
Cinematographer
Mikis Theodorakis
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Cacoyannis
Editor
Basilio Cortijo
Special Effects
Franco Freda
Makeup
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