December 19, 1977 12:00 PM

This beautifully mounted film has all the passion and grandeur so often missing from Greek tragedy on the stage. Directed by Michael (Zorba the Greek) Cacoyannis, it tells the story of King Agamemnon, who was forced to sacrifice his daughter in exchange for the safe passage of the fleet sent to rescue Helen of Troy. Fourteen-year-old Tatiana Papmoskou, whom the director discovered on a plane from London to Athens, plays the doomed daughter; Irene Pappas is stunning as Iphigenia’s anguished mother, and Costa Kazakos superb as the father who must make the horrible choice. In Greek with English subtitles. (Unrated)

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