Eleni is the 1985 movie adaptation of the memoir Eleni by Greek-American journalist Nicholas Gage. Directed by Peter Yates with a screenplay by Steve Tesich, the movie stars John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt and Glenne Headly.
|Directed by||Peter Yates|
|Written by||Nicholas Gage|
|Produced by||Nicholas Gage|
Nigel Wooll (associate producer)
|Edited by||Ray Lovejoy|
|Music by||Bruce Smeaton|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The movie is told in a flashback format with Gage, now living in the United States, returning to his native Greece to solve the mystery of his mother's death when he was a child. The film looks back to the effect of the 1940s Greek Civil War in Lia – the remote Greek village of Gage's childhood in the northwestern Greek region of Epirus; and in particular, the murder of his mother by communist guerrillas of the Democratic Army of Greece (ΔΣΕ), which was founded by the Communist Party of Greece in order to make Greece a communist country.
Related pages change
- "Eleni". AFI. 1985-11-01. Retrieved 2021-05-21.