Based on the tragedy by Euripedes which tells of the woeful plight of the women of Troy who were treated as spoils of war. **No longer available.
Euripides' classic tragedy brought to the screen by a star-studded cast of actresses. Hecuba, queen of fallen Troy, leads this ensemble of women in their passionate, proto-feminist condemnation of war and its atrocities. The widowed Andromache; the deranged Cassandra; even the beauteous Helen, catalyst of the destruction, are all victims, in different ways, of the terrible aggression between the Greeks and the Trojans.
Ancient World |
Color by Eastmancolor.
Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (not in competition) May 22, 1971.