Athens International Film Festival



After spending 14 years in prison for a murder he committed in his village, Yorgos is finally released. His first night of freedom will bring him to a cheap hotel in downtown Athens, where he hooks up with transsexual prostitute Strella. They sleep together and fall in love. But his past won't let him go just yet and Yorgos has to settle some old accounts before he can finally live in peace. According to Koutras "The heroes of 'Strella' live in a country that’s both ancient and modern, plagued by an imperative need to find a new European identity and a new moral code.? Official Selection at the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival. Ελλάδα / Greece 2009 Εγχρωμο / Color 35mm 113' Ελληνικά / Greek Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Πάνος Χ. Κούτρας / Panos H. Koutras Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Πάνος Χ. Κούτρας / Panos H. Koutras Παναγιώτης Ευαγγελίδης / Panagiotis Evagelidis Φωτογραφία / Cinematography: Ολυμπία Μυτιληναίου / Olympia Mitilineou Μουσική / Music: Μιχάλης Δέλτα / Mihalis Delta Μοντάζ / Editor: Γιάννης Χαλκιαδάκης / Yiannis Halkiadakis Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Μίνα Ορφανού / Mina Orphanou Γιάννης Κοκκιασμένος / Yiannis Kokiasmenos Μίνως Θεοχάρης / Minos Theoharis Μπέτυ Βακαλίδου / Betty Vakalidou

    Publication date: 2009-09-10 12:05:39