#KeepItGreek watching the classic 1970 Greek film “A Crazy… Crazy… 40-year-old”

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The Greek Herald continues it’s #KeepItGreek campaign and through suggestions, which contain the crucial Greek element, tries to make the days of quarantine more enjoyable.

The comedy by Alekos Sakellarios and Christos Giannakopoulos “A Crazy… Crazy… 40-year-old”, was shown in the 2012-2013 theatre season in Mikro Pallas. The duo wrote the comedy “Saranda and I” in 1957 and the play was staged at the Acropolis Theatre by the troupe of Mary Aroni.

Aroni interpreted Jenny Petromichali with her characteristic spark and bundle of fun, a widow who has just turned forty but everyone tells her that she is “forty and…”. She falls in love with a charming but poor violinist and is confronted by her siblings who want to marry her to an old but wealthy and deaf shipowner. This love is a scandal for the morals of the time, but also for the social class of the heroine.

The play broke the box office and ten years later was transferred to the cinema under the title “Mia trelli… trelli… sarantara” directed by Giannis Dalianidis. Rena Vlahopoulou took on the leading role.

Today you can watch the latest version at the following link

#KeepItGreek

Η δωρεάν online παράσταση «Μια τρελή τρελή σαραντάρα» θα σου φτιάξει τη διάθεση

στοιχείο, επιχειρεί να κάνει τις ημέρες της καραντίνας πιο απολαυστικές.

Η κωμωδία των Αλέκου Σακελλάριου και Χρήστου Γιαννακόπουλου «Μια τρελή τρελή Σαραντάρα» ανέβηκε τη σεζόν 2012-2013 στο Μικρό Παλλάς. Το δίδυμο έγραψε την κωμωδία «Σαράντα και…» το 1957 και το έργο ανέβηκε στο θέατρο Ακροπόλ από το θίασο της Μαίρης Αρώνη.

Η Αρώνη ερμήνευσε με τη χαρακτηριστική της σπιρτάδα και με πολύ κέφι την Τζένη Πετρομιχάλη, μια χήρα που μόλις έκλεισε τα σαράντα αλλά όλοι της κοπανάνε ότι είναι «σαράντα και…». Ερωτεύεται έναν γοητευτικό αλλά φτωχό βιολιστή και έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με τα αδέρφια της που θέλουν να την παντρέψουν με έναν ηλικιωμένο πλούσιο πλην όμως κουφό εφοπλιστή. Ο έρωτας αυτός αποτελεί σκάνδαλο για τα ήθη της εποχής αλλά και την κοινωνική τάξη της ηρωίδας.

Η παράσταση έσπασε τα ταμεία και δέκα χρόνια αργότερα μεταφέρθηκε στον κινηματογράφο με τον τίτλο «Μια τρελή τρελή σαραντάρα» σε σκηνοθεσία Γιάννη Δαλιανίδη. Τον πρωταγωνιστικό ρόλο ανέλαβε η Ρένα Βλαχοπούλου.

Σήμερα μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε τη νεότερη εκδοχή της στο παρακάτω link

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