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After winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984, Costas Ferris' evocative film sparked a rediscovery of rembetika music, a form of urban Greek expression akin to American blues in its passionate, soulful delivery and its associations with the plight of the poor and marginalized. The film follows a Greek singer's remarkable career from the backstreet taverns of Piraeas to the nightclubs of New York. Award-winning Greek actress Sotiria Leonardou stars as Marika, a singer whose family immigrated to Greece from Smyrna, where rembetika has its musical roots.
is enchanting yet melancholy, stark but smoldering--much like the music itself. "The film's sound is as rich as its color" (
Los Angeles Times
). This Director's Cut is 40 minutes longer than the 1983 theatrical cut. In Greek with English subtitles.
Costas Ferris---Greece---1983---150 mins.
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MAXWELL STREET BLUES
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