Young Aphrodites (1963)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

Original title:  Mikres Afrodites

Alternate title:  The Sign Of Aphrodite

Greece, 1963.  Anzervos, Minos Films.  Screenplay by , , based on the play Dafnis kai Hloi by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Nikos Koundouros, .  Music by .  Costume Design by Nikos Koundouros.  Film Editing by .  

Overly strange art film from Greece has no direct storyline, only a collection of beautiful images and romantic situations. In an ancient setting, a ragged shepherd tries to win the affection of a buxom maid, while further down the path a shy young boy attracts the interest of a spunky teenage girl. Repetitive and shallow in its contemplation, the film is absolutely lovely but goes nowhere.

Berlin Film Festival Award: Best Director (Nikos Koundouros)


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