Title: Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine – Συναντήσεις με τη μητέρα μου, Λέλα Καραγιάννη
Written & Directed by: Vassilis Loules
Cinematography: Constantinos Tsekouras
Editing: Takis Koumoundouros & Dimitris Giannakopoulos
Music: Vangelis Fambas
Produced by: Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.-ERT SA
A 2005 production
Running time: 30mins
The film is focused on the struggle and personality of Lela Karayannis, the legendary heroine of the Greek Resistance, through the tender look of her son Giorgos. Persecuted during the German occupation, he was meeting his mother in secrecy for the needs of the Struggle. But even in those hard conditions, he had the chance to enjoy the heroine’s tenderness and affection, as she never ceased to be a mother.
Illegally shot footage provide us some rare images of occupied Athens, while the fragments of Giorgos’ memories still bear the fragrance of “Violetta di Parma”, Lela Karayannis’ favorite perfume.