1h30 / numérique / noir et blanc / vostf / copie neuve Screenplay : Michael Cacoyannis d'après « Stella aux gants rouges » de Iakovos Kambanellis Casting : Mélina Mercouri, Georges Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis Production : Milas Film Cinematography : Costas Theodoridis Sound : Georges Niagasas Editing : Georges Tsaoulis Music : Manos Hadjidakis Distribution : Lost Films Award obtained : Golden Globe du Meilleur film étranger, 1956 / Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe, 1956
Stella, a famous cabaret singer enamored of freedom, leads an uncompromising life. Aleko, a young man of good breeding, and Milto, a football star from a working class neighborhood, compete for her love and for her hand.
Presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, Stella is adapted from a play written by Iakovos Kambanellis. A tribute to both Greek tragedy and American film noir, the film is above all a portrayal of a woman who frees herself from the rigidity of traditional male society. Michael Cacoyannis, director of Zorba the Greek, reveals Melina Mercouri, who is brillant in her first screen role.