Stella ★★ ½ 1955
Mercouri's film debut has her as a free-spirited bar singer who gets involved in a tragic romantic triangle with a middle-class writer and a local football hero. Melodramatic but Mercouri's earthy joie de vivre is already apparent. In Greek with English subtitles. 94m/B VHS, DVD . GR Melina Mercouri, Yiorgo Fountas, Aiekos Alexandrikis, Sophia Vembo; D: Michael Cacoyannis; W: Michael Cacoyannis; C: Costa Theodorides; M: Manos Hadjidakis.