The Magic Glass

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Through a seemingly light-hearted approach to depicting different minor incidents in a married couple’s everyday life, the film tackles their fragile relationship, which is threatened from both the inside and the outside.

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Direction: Maria Gavala
Script: Maria Gavala
Cinematography: Filippos Koutsaftis
Editing: Ioanna Spiliopoulou
Actors: Noni Ioannidou, Akis Sakellariou, Smaragda Diamantidou, Bonita Papastathi, Lelouda Petrou, Bampis Chatzidakis
Producers: Maria Gavala
Sets: Amalia Michailidou
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1988
Duration: 103'

Maria Gavala

Maria Gavala was born in Koropi, Attica, in 1947. She studied history and archeology at the University of Athens, graduating in 1972. She has worked as a teacher, she directed cinema and television films, wrote film reviews, and translated texts on film theory and aesthetics, as well as literature. She was a member of the editorial board of the journal Synchronos Kinimatografos [Contemporary Cinema]. She has published extensively in film magazines, and in publications of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Greek Film Archive, among others. She has written ten prose works.


1973 People and Places in Progress (doc)
1974 Attica Churches (doc)
1976 Crêpe de chine (short)
1977 From One End to the Other (short)
1979 Narrative / Adventure / Language / Silence
1982 On Love
1985 The Scent of Violets
1988 The Magic Glass