- Original title
Iphigenia (Iphigenie) (Ifigeneia)aka
- Running time
- 130 min.
Mihalis Kakogiannis (Play: Eurípides)
Greek Film Centre
Drama | Ancient Greece
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- Synopsis / Plot
- The Greek army is becalmed in Aulis and unable to sail to Troy. King Agamemnon has to face food shortage, the soldiers' mutiny but also soothsayer Calhas' intrigues, who saw the King killing his sacred cows, during a demonstration of his authority. Calhas, in order to take revenge, delivers an oracle saying that the winds will blow only if Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia. The ambitious army commander, orders his daughter to leave Argos and come to Aulis, under the pretext of marrying her off to Achilles. Clytemnestra arrives at Aulis together with Iphigenia full of happiness at her daughter's good fortune. But when she learns the truth, Clytemnestra tries, in vain, to change Agamemnon's mind...
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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