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Greek Cinema - A Retrospective

Monday, March 19, 1979
9:20 p.m. The Counterfeit Coin (I Kalpiki Lira)
George Tzavellas (Greece,1955)

“An enormous critical and commercial success when it was released, this is a series of sketches, comic, dramatic, satirical and romantic, built round the characters who come into possession of a counterfeit coin. An excellent cast includes stage and film star Takis Horn, and Elli Lambetti, known for her leading roles in Cacoyannis’s films. The director is also known for his film Antigone (1961), featuring Irene Papas.”

—National Film Theater, London

• Written and Directed by George Tzavellas. Produced by Anzervos Films. With Vassilis Logothetidis, Olya Livikon, Orestis Makris, Mimis Fotopoulos. (1955, 115 mins, In Greek with English subtitles, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)