Special Screenings (3)

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Mini Tribute: Nikos Koundouros

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2017, μ/α /b&w, εγχρ./col.

Παραγωγή/Production: Telefilm, Νίκος Καβουκίδης

Distinguished director of photography Nikos Kavoukidis, pays his own tribute to auteur Nikos Koundouros (“Orge”), through this
30 minutes documentary comprised of selected scenes from Koundouros’ complete filmography. Nikos Kavoukidis was a close associate of Nikos Koundouros since 1974. The influential director died on the 22th of February 2017, at the age of 91.

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

Iluminacja

Illumination

Πολωνία/Poland, 1973, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./ Dir: Krzyztof Zanussi | Σεν./ Scr: Krzyztof Zanussi | Φωτ./Cin: Edward Klosinski | Μοντ./Εd: Urszula Sliwinska | Μουσ./Mus: Wojciech Kilar | Ηθ./ Cast: Stanislaw Latallo, Malgorzata Pritulak Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Edward Zebrowski | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 91’

Zanussi’s main protagonist is a physics student in search of absolute truth and knowledge, the idealistic Franciszek. The film covers roughly a decade of his life, through which its principal themes are no less than the nature of knowledge and life, and the physical
and temporal limitations Man is subjected to. The film is based on Franciszek’s ten-year quest and search for illumination before realising absolute answers don’t come as easily as he’d hoped. It also comprises documentary interviews with real scientists and
physics students discussing their fields and their lives.

The film won the Golden Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival in 1973.

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ΗΠΑ/ USA, 1916, μ/α / b&w Σκην./ Dir: D.W.Griffith | Σεν./ Scr: D.W.Griffith, Anita Loos | Φωτ./Cin.: G.W. Bitzer | Μοντ./Εd: D.W.Griffith, James Smith, Rose Smith | Μουσ./Mus: Carl Davis | Ηθ./ Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, F.A.Turner| Παρ./ Prod: D.W.Griffith, Triangle Film Corporation, Wark Producing| Διάρκ./ Dur: 164’

Griffith’s epic intercuts examines intolerance and its terrible effects in four historical eras: In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city’s downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572
Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved. “Intolerance” was made partly in response to criticism of Griffith’s previous film, “The Birth of a Nation” (1915), which was criticized as perpetuating racial stereotypes.

The original version of the film will be screened, accompanied by live music.