January 6, 2011

Theophany in the Movie "Mantalena"

This is a scene from the Greek comedy Mantalena released in 1960. Aliki Vougiouklaki, the famous Greek actress, gets the Cross at the Theophany ceremony, done in celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ, where people dive to recover the Cross. Aliki wins with a little help from the priest played masterfully by Pantelis Zervos. Walter Lassaly was the cinematographer, Giorgos Roussos wrote the story and Dinos Dimopoulos directed.