|Country of production||Greece|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
The film largely adheres to the model by Euripides.
Queen Clytaimnestra and her lover Aigisthus murder her husband Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War . Elektra returns from Athens with her brother Orestes and they both avenge the murder of their father.
“Free adaptation of the classic tragedy of Euripides. The dominant use of sign language, landscape and archaic music enlivens the myth of fate of antiquity in broadly oscillating rhythms for today's understanding. "
"The film adaptation of the tragedy of Euripides remains true to the spirit of poetry with all its independence and is an artistic experience that can lead to real shock."
- 1963: Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film .
- 1962: Cannes International Film Festival 1962 , winner in the Best Film Adaptation category and Grand Technical Prize for Michael Cacoyannis, as well as a nomination for the Palme d'Or .