Girls in the Sun

Girls in the Sun (Greek: Κορίτσια στον Ήλιο, translit. Koritsia ston Ilio) is a 1968 Greek drama film directed by Vasilis Georgiadis.[1][2] The film was selected as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3] The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Girls in the Sun
Directed byVasilis Georgiadis
Written byIakovos Kabanellis
Produced byKlearhos Konitsiotis
StarringGiannis Voglis
Anne Lonnberg
CinematographyNikos Gardelis
Music byStavros Xarhakos
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
80 minutes


A young English tourist called Annabel meets a Greek shepherd during her vacation on a Greek Island. On their first encounter in a field, the shepherd approaches Annabel wanting to give her some almonds but scared of his rustic and rough appearance she misunderstands his intentions and runs away. Soon, he is found in prison accused of the supposed rape of Annabel. She regrets overreacting and tries to persuade the authorities to release him. Gradually, they fall in love and after being released from prison he follows her to Athens but she must return home and it seems that their innocent love doesn't have a future.[4][5]



List of awards and nominations[6]
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
1969 Golden Globe Awards Best Foreign Language Film Vasilis Georgiadis Nominated
1968 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Film Vasilis Georgiadis Won
Best Music Stavros Xarhakos Won
Best Supporting Actor Kostas Mpakas Won

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Koritsia ston ilio (1968)". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Koritsia ston ilio (1968)". rottentomatoes. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ "Girls in the Sun". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Κορίτσια στον ήλιο" (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  6. ^ "awards 1968". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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