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Young Aphrodites (1963)

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Young Aphrodites

Nikos Koundouros | Greece | 1963 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 16 Oct 2024

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In 200BCE, nomadic sheepherders venture down from the mountains to a fishing village, where all the men are out to sea. All but two of the remaining women hide, a young girl and an older woman each of whom engage in different kinds of erotic and romantic interaction. A reworking of the classical tale of Daphnis and Chloe, Koundouros won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for this controversially graphic and erotic observation of young lust and inevitable sexual violence, which Stanley Eichelbaum called “a ritualistic dance of love, hate, fear, lust and death”.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: Greek with English subtitles
Source: Filmtrade
Runtime: 90 mins

Event duration

90 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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