THE FAIRY AND THE MAN

THE FAIRY AND THE MAN ALL AGES

Η Νεράιδα Και Το Παληκάρι

Credits

Director

Dinos Dimopoulos

Country

Greece, 1969

Running Time

102mins

Category

Comedy/Romance

Language

Greek (No Subtitles)

IMPORTANT: 
This film was previously advertised with English subtitles, however due to unforeseen circumstances, this film will now screen WITHOUT English subtitlesIf you have purchased a ticket assuming it was subtitled and would like a refund, please contact your local cinema.

A light rom-com version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the far more scenic island of Crete substituting for Verona.

The blockbuster triumvirate of Vougiouklaki, Papamichael and Dimopoulos join forces again in The Fairy and the Man – a flagrant attempt to repeat the mega-success of The Lady and the Tramp. This time round, citizens of Chania are split into two groups – supporters of the Fourtounakis family and supporters of the Vrontakis clan – in a feud that dates back generations.

Katerinio Fourtounakis (Aliki Vougiouklaki) is the apple of her father’s eye and a key agitator in the family’s rivalry. Manousos Vrontakis (Dimitris Papamichael) arrives back from his studies in Athens on the very night the Fourtounakis family celebrate the engagement of Katerinio to the wealthy, but un-appealing, Skandalakis.

When Katerinio and Manousos meet, Cupid’s arrows hit their targets, fair and square. Manousos vows to woo her away from Skandalakis regardless of their family histories.

In keeping with the Vougiouklaki canon, The Fairy and the Man is a visual and aural delight thanks to cinematography by Yorgos Arvanitis and another noteworthy music score by Nikos Mamangakis.

Written by: Lakis Mihailidis
Produced by: Finos Film
Cast: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichali, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Giannis Argyris.

About the Director:
Dino Dimopoulos (1921 to 2003) was a Greek actor, screenwriter, and film and theatre director. He directed 47 films between 1953 and 1993, of which three (Lady and the Tramp, Madalena and The Fairy and the Man) starring Aliki Vougiouklaki are screening in this year’s GFF program.

Greek Synopsis:
Οι κάτοικοι στα Χανιά της Κρήτης χωρίζονται σε δύο αντίπαλες ομάδες, αυτοί που υποστηρίζουν την οικογένεια Φουρτουνάκη και αυτοί που υποστηρίζουν την οικοκογένεια Βροντάκη. Η αντιπαλότητα πάει γενεές πίσω, μέχρι που η Κατερινιώ και ο Μανούσος ερωτεύονται, παρά τις διαφορές των οικογενειών τους.