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In observation of International Womens Day the film version of Alexandros Papadiamantis’ novel Η φόνισσα will be shown at Orfeas Cine Sunday March 8 @ 6:30 pm.

Papadiamantis (1851-1911) was a Skiathitis novelist who also crafted short-stories and poems. The Murderess is a novella about a old woman, Hadoula, an herbalist and confidant of her women clients. One day Hadoula has a sudden revelation: there’s nothing worse than being born a woman. She goes “off the rails” and decides to murder female babies and young girls of the island before the impending misery of their adult lives. That’s the story in a nutshell.

The novel has since been adapted for the stage, film and most recently an opera. The film (1974) was directed by Costas Ferris and is in Greek.

Peter Levi has translated the story into English.

Those interested in Papadiamantis’ short stories should try to find “Tales from a Greek Island” translated to English by Elizabeth Constantinides (1987).

No need to understand Greek to enjoy the movie, the “nutshell” above gives you enough to go on.
Donations go to the upkeep of the Orfeas building and grounds.

Special note: The feature on Saturday evening at Cine Orfeas is the Oscar and Bafta contender for Best Film, “The Small Pension in Pécs”, better known by its initials “TGBH” will be shown at 9:00 PM. Director “WEon Sanders” also up for Best Director will not be present

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