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Sappho (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 March 2008 (Ukraine)
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Sappho, a newly wed American wife, with her husband on the Greek island Lesbos, goes through the pain of unrequited love to a young woman, very much like the namesake poet in ancient times.

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Avalon Barrie ... Sappho Lovell
Todd Soley ... Phil Lovell
Lyudmila Shiryaeva ... Helene Orlov
... Professor Orlov
Elissaios Vlachos ... Dionisios
Vassilis Psychogiopoulos ... Barber
Oksana Osipova ... Maria
Sergey Kosenko ... Christos
Anatoliy Semenov ... Tattoo-Artist
Bakhtiyar Aliev ... Island Resident
Seit-Khalil Ametov ... Island Resident
Vasily Andrus ... Island Resident
Diana Asonova ... Island Resident
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"And? What comes next?" "It's lost. We'll never know." "Perhaps we should decide for ourselves" Sappho is a provocative and passionate love story set in the 1920s. Millionaire's daughter Sappho Lovell arrives on the Greek island of Lesbos for her honeymoon with her artist husband Phil. There she meets Helene, the daughter of a Russian archaeologist, and she falls in love with her. As our three lovers live out a complex girl-boy-girl sexual triangle, Sappho also comes to believe that she is the reincarnation of the ancient poetess Sappho - that Sappho who first put the "lesbian" in Lesbos. However, our modern Sappho does realize how the ancient Sappho's legend ends... Inspired by the poems of Sappho Written by Robert Crombie

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Love is what is love

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$1,950,000 (estimated)
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Phil: Don't you understand? Nothing good will come out of this game. All of us being together will not last. We'll take sides, get jealous, and start to hate one another.
Sappho: Just like it happens when two normal people get married?
Phil: Maybe. But that's how it is most times. It's the way nature meant it to be.
Sappho: [to Helene] You see Helene, that's what makes Phil a bad painter. He paints ordinary pictures that ordinary people will buy.
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Adagio for flute, string orchestra and percussion
Composed by Mikis Theodorakis
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A strange lyrical film...
12 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

A strange lyrical film, much like the ancient poetess's Sappho's own poetry. It has no violence, no car chases, no gunfights, and yet it manages to be enthralling and unpredictable.

I won't tell the story, except that it's about a boy and a girl who wants to be a boy and a girl, and it all gets complicated.

Here in Ukraine it was a big commercial success - the biggest in the history of our film industry - and also there was a very big reaction against this movie from the church and anti-gays. It seems there are two reactions to this film, either you love it, or you hate it. You can see that from the reactions here too.

The acting lets the movie down a little bit, but only a little.


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