The Scent of Violets

Το άρωμα της βιολέτας

We are introduced to two young girls living in Athens: The narrative focuses on the particularities of their souls, the rivalry between them, but also their common character trait: the obsession with illusions and stereotypes.

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Direction: Maria Gavala
Script: Maria Gavala
Cinematography: Filippos Koutsaftis
Editing: Despo Maroulakou
Sound: Marinos Athanasopoulos
Actors: Yota Festa, Maritina Passari, Nikos Kamtsis, Akis Davis, Yannis Chatzigiannis, Rosita Cohen
Production: Greek Film Center
Producers: Maria Gavala
Sets: Amalia Michailidou
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1985
Duration: 91΄

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