The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women


Hecuba, Queen of the Trojans and mother of Hector, one of Troys most fearsome warriors, looks upon the remains of her kingdom; Andromache, widow of the slain Hector and mother of his son Astyanax, must raise her son in the war’s aftermath; Cassandra, Hecuba’s daughter who has been driven insane by the ravages of war, waits to see if King Agamemnon will drive her into concubinage; Helen of Troy, waits to see if she will live. But the most awful truth is unknown to them until Talthybius, the messenger of the Greek king, comes to the ruined city and tells them that King Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus have decreed that Hector’s son Astyanax must die — the last of the male royalty of Troy must be executed to ensure the extinction of the line.


International Organization for Peace Award

Genre: Ancient Tragedy
Production: Michael Cacoyannis – Anis Nochra
Duration: 109

Actors: Kathryn Herbourne, Vanessa Reidgrave, Genevieve Byzold, Irene Papa, Brian Blast, Patrick Maggie
Screenplay / Direction: Michael Cacoyannis, (based on the work of Euripides)
Director of Photography: Alfio Contini
Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Costumes: Nikolas Georgiadis