Tonia Marketaki was born in Athens in 1942 and studied in Paris (I. D H. E. C.). She worked as a film critic from 1963-1967, before making her first, short film John and the Road in 1971. In the same year she is imprisoned and then exiled. Her first feature film Violent John (1973) won three awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and critical acclaim in the Forum at the Berlin Film Festival. This was followed by the television series The Lemon Grove (1978) and the also awarded films The Price of Love and Crystal Nights. She has also been a theatre director, was a radio producer and worked as Assistant to the General Director in the National television. She has also been involved in translating and wrote poetry and works in prose. She is considered to be one of the most important women directors of New Greek Cinema.
John and the Road is the first short film of Tonia Marketaki, one of the most important Greek… read more
I MUST find a better picture for this AND IN COLOR. Lousy sites without any decent resources. Oh, sorry, I forgot: Marketaki does miracles here through spectacular performances and staggering visuals. A huge dose of irony in addition just makes this film a perfect comment to any provisional....con-men.