San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Never on Sunday (1960)
Academy Award winner, Cannes award winner.
Set in the port of Piraeus in Greece, where Ilya (Melina Mercouri), a free-spirited and independent prostitute is adored by the local men. Visiting the port is Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin) of Middletown, Connecticut, a Grecophile in search of why Greece has fallen from Ancient greatness. Upon meeting Ilya, Homer is both smitten with her while horrified by her carefree attitude and disarming frankness. “Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies!” She declares. Homer decides that she is the personification of the whole world: beautiful and corrupt; and sets out to educate and save her through classical culture.
Drama | Comedy