Stella (Melina Mecouri), a fiery singer with an insatiable appetite for men, defies the rules of conventional morality by refusing to marry. Determined to keep her independence, she discards her timid lover (Alekos Alexandrakis) and begins a torrid affair with Miltos (George Foundas), a brash local football hero who satisfies her hunger for unbridled passion. But when Miltos forces a marriage proposal upon her, Stella faces losing the freedom she desperately craves. The first Greek film to achieve international recognition, Stella confirmed Michael Cacoyannis' talents as a director of exceptional originality and vision. Shot on location in and around Athens, the film featured some of the most provocative and realistically shot love scenes of the times.
The movie is highly influenced by the Greek culture
of the 30's known as 'rebetism'. This was
a mixture of mainland Greek culture with the culture
of Greeks thrown... Read more
One of the most sought-out movies is finally out on DVD!!! I do not understand why a B&W DVD with MONO sound and NO digital remastering should cost that much. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2000
The masterpiece of Michalis Kakoyiannis based on Iakovos Kampanelis theatrical play "Stella". Melina Merkouri in one of the best roles of her career. Read morePublished on July 15 2000