Following her father’s death, the daughter of a poor fisherman tries to take over his fishing boat to support her six underage siblings. She is faced with the harsh rivalry of a handsome captain, whom she eventually falls in love with. The sea of Antiparos, which seems to gleam golden in Walter Lassaly’s black-and-white film, the music by Manos Hadjidakis, writing some of his best movie melodies, and, of course, Aliki Vougiouklaki, who instantly shot into the pantheon of Greek cinema with this film, are just a few of the reasons why Madalena has remained unsurpassed to this day.

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Direction: Dinos Dimopoulos
Script: Yorgos Roussos
Cinematography: Walter Lassally
Editing: Yorgos Tsaoulis
Sound: Markos Zervas
Music: Manos Hadjidakis
Actors: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Pantelis Zervos, Thodoros Moridis
Production: Finos Film
Sets: Markos Zervas
Make Up: Stavros Kelesidis
Format: ProRes
Color: B&W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1960
Duration: 89΄
Contact: Finos Film
Awards/Distinctions: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay – Thessaloniki FF 1960

Dinos Dimopoulos

Dinos Dimopoulos was born in Aetoloacarnania in 1921. While studying Law at Athens University, he also attended the Yannoulis Sarantidis Drama School. On gaining his drama school diploma, he dropped out of law school in his third year to become involved with theatre. Originally an actor, he later became a theatre and cinema director. He directed around 50 plays staged in Athens and over 50 films. He also wrote seven plays for theatre. Dimopoulos established his own Drama School and was a member of the Greek Dramatists’ Association. His films were shown at international festivals including Berlin, Cannes, Cairo and Vienna. He won two Greek State Awards for Best Director at the Thessaloniki Festival (1967), a State Prize for Drama Honorary Distinction (1974), and the State Prize for Drama (1975), the Golden Cairo (1994) and First Prize at the Vienna Film Festival the same year.


1953 Heaven Is Ours
1955 The Shepherdess’ Lover
1960 The Underdog
1960 Madalena
1961 Liza and the Other Woman
1962 Thodoros and the Shotgun
1964 Miss Director 1965 A Crazy, Crazy Family
1966 Jenny Jenny
1967 Some Weary Lads
1968 An Italian from Kipseli
1968 The Lady and the Tramp
1969 The Teacher with the Golden Hair
1969 The Fairy and the Man
1971 The Daughter of the Sun
1983 The Craziest Guy in Greece
1993 The Little Dolphins