Monday, January 5, 2015

Theophany in the Movies (two scenes)

1. Theophany in the Movie Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef

This clip is from the 1953 film Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef which features the diving for the Cross ceremony in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

2. Theophany in the Movie Mantalena

This is a scene from the Greek comedy Mantalena released in 1960. Aliki Vougiouklaki, the famous Greek actress, gets the Cross at the Theophany ceremony, done in celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ, where people dive to recover the Cross. Aliki wins with a little help from the priest played masterfully by Pantelis Zervos. Walter Lassaly was the cinematographer, Giorgos Roussos wrote the story and Dinos Dimopoulos directed.