On Love

Περί έρωτος

Part 1: Chrysanthi is a student at the University of Athens. We follow her as she mysteriously goes from one (failed) love date to the next, roaming the streets of the capital. The film records the tiny details of these planned or chance encounters.
Part 2: An erotic fiction that introduces us to Jason, a wandering man, torn between two women. On Anna’s side, he meets sexual and spiritual fulfillment with virtue, failure, and deprivation.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Maria Gavala, Theodoros Soumas
Script: Maria Gavala, Theodoros Soumas
Cinematography: Filippos Koutsaftis
Editing: Despo Maroulakou
Sound: Marinos Athanasopoulos, Pavlos Sidiropoulos
Actors: Yota Festa, Ifigeneia Makati, Kostis Koutsoukelis, Chara Angelousi, Yannis Zavradinos, Sofia Kakarelidou
Producers: Theodoros Soumas, Maria Gavala
Co-production: Greek Film Center
Format: DCP
Color: B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1982
Duration: 76΄

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

Theodoros Soumas

Theodoros Soumas studied film in Belgium and France. A film critic and author, he has published film reviews and studies in newspapers, cinema magazines, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival publications. He has also published books on film with Aigokeros, including Cinema and Sexuality/Eroticism, Love, Psychology and Aesthetics in Hollywood Cinema, and 12 European Film Directors (all in Greek). Besides Jason, the Divided Lover, the second part of the diptych On Love, he has also directed two shorts, Identities and Roles and The Expunged. He is a member of the Greek Association of Film Critics.


1979 Identities and Roles (short)
1982 On Love
1984 The Erasher (short)