SAPPHO

By Robert CROMBIE

USFA - UKRAINIAN STATE FILM AGENCY - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama, Erotic
    • Countries
    • UKRAINE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Robert CROMBIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Robert CROMBIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Artur NOVIKOV (Yalta-Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The film "Sappho. Love without limits" is a provocative, passionate and enthralling love story, set on a Greek island of Lesbos in the 1920’s.
      The movie is centered on a modern love triangle between a newly-wed American couple, Sappho and Phil, and the daughter of a Russian émigré archaeologist, Helene. This love triangle repeats the central situation of the ancient Greek poetess Sappho's most famous lyric of thwarted sexual desire. As our three lovers live out a complex and scandalous ménage a trios, the present and the past seem to merge together, leading our modern Sappho to an act which repeats the passionate death of the ancient poetess.
      "Sappho. Love without limits" was filmed in the Crimea by "Yalta-Film", the new Ukrainian film studio. Sappho’s stars are a trio of talented young actors, Avalon Barrie, Todd Soley and Lyudmila Shiryaeva, and the movie also features Bogdan Stupka and several Greek actors in secondary roles. The music is by Maro Theodorakis and world-famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis ("Zorba the Greek", "Serpico", "Z"), and the superb photography is by Baghir Rafiyev. The movie was written and directed by Robert Crombie, and produced by Artur Novikov.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2006
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