A Dream of Passion

A Dream of Passion

French Theatrical Poster
Directed by Jules Dassin
Produced by Giorgos Arvanitis
Written by Jules Dassin
Euripides (play)
Minoas Volonakis
Starring Melina Mercouri
Ellen Burstyn
Cinematography Giorgos Arvanitis
Edited by Georges Klotz
Release dates
  • August 1978 (1978-08)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Greece
Language English

A Dream of Passion (Greek: Κραυγή Γυναικών, translit. Kravgi gynaikon) is a 1978 Greek drama film directed by Jules Dassin. The story follows Melina Mercouri as Maya, an actress playing Medea, who seeks out Brenda Collins, portrayed by Ellen Burstyn, a woman who is in jail for murdering her own children to punish her husband for his infidelity.



It was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Ellen Burstyn's performance was nominated for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.


  1. "Festival de Cannes: A Dream of Passion". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 20 May 2009.

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