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WOMEN ON THE VERGE: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
WOMEN ON THE VERGE: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK


 
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Two tales of women who journey far from home to discover who they are--and who they are not. Rembetiko (Costas Ferris, Greece, 1983, 110 mins.) tells the heart-wrenching tale of a singer's tragic life, and offers a chance to explore rembetika music, a form of urban blues that was popular among the lower classes and social outcasts through much of the 20th century. Greek actress Sotiria Leonardou, who also co-scripted, stars as Marika, a rembetika singer whose family immigrated to Greece from Smyrna after the Turks pillaged the city in 1922. Marika's rise as a singer parallels the political history of Greece, connecting the times to the music. In Another Sky (Gavin Lambert, Great Britain, 1954, 86 mins.), Rose, a demure and prim governess, arrives in Marrakesh to begin a new job as a paid companion to a wealthy English expatriate. As she explores the exotic environs of her new home, she is seduced by the men, music, and mystery of Morocco. The dreamy black and white cinematography by Walter Lassally captures the steamy atmosphere of North Africa in the 1950s, where a colony of expatriate artists and writers thrived in a bohemian existence. In English and Greek with English subtitles.

Costas Ferris/Gavin Lambert---Greece/Great Britain---1983/1954--- 196 mins.
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  • 2-DVD set