Vasilis Vafeas was born in 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt. He studied chemistry at the Universities of Athens and film at the Sorbonne and Stavrakos school. Besides directing, signs the script and the production of films of following the development of the project at each stage of production. He began his career in the period 1973-1977 with two short-length films and three documentaries, and debuted with the masterpiece "Eastern region" in 1979.

In his films are always distinct experiential element but discontinued or gradually outweighed by the advent of the imaginary that gives a more complex dimension of reality which is a natural consequence of the fact that several of the extremely scenarios resulting from automatic writing method. Accordingly, as a designer, his fascinated by everyday human stories while at the same time attracted from tipping as it focuses on what happens to the characters of his films when collapsing cornerstones of society as a good job or an arranged marriage.

Watching the work of this tireless filmmaker convinces that comedy is nothing but a tragedy seen a long time later. That over time you discover (along with causes and purposes) the humor of a tragic situation.

For years, being on a path rotations apparently renews him, poised between film and theater (counts eleven partnerships with the National Theatre of Northern Greece and the Municipal Theatre of Veria, Kavala etc.) but without confuse roles and functions between the lens and film in the theatrical plank. Moreover transformed depending on the work they produce is expected since, as argued he himself, in an area such as the Greek cinematography forced to write the script, you get involved with casting or editing, working with much your close people ... Being a filmmaker-orchestra.

Γαλλία-Ιταλία/France-Italy, 1965, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Jean-Luc Godard. Φωτ./Cin.: Raoul Coutard. Μοντ./Ed.: Agnès Guillemot. Μουσ./Mus.: Paul Misraki. Ηθ./Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff. Παρ./Prod.: André Michelin, Athos Films, Chaumiane. Διαν/Dist.: Newstar. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 99΄.

Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed self-expression as well as love.

The film is recommended by Andreas Tiros.


Λόλα Μοντές
Lola Montès
Γαλλία-Δυτ. Γερμανία/France-West Germany, 1955, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Max Ophüls. Σεν./Scr.: Max Ophüls, Jacques Natanson, Cécil Saint Laurent (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Christian Matras. Μοντ./Ed.: Madeleine Gug. Μουσ./Mus.: Georges Auric. Ηθ./Cast: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Oskar Werner. Παρ./Prod.: Albert Caraco, Gamma Film, Florida Films, Union-Film. Διαν/Dist.: Filmtrade. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 116΄.

The story of Lola Montes, her loves and life, all told in flashbacks from her current job as the star of a traveling circus. After a traditional upbringing, she is pressured by her mother to marry but it's not a happy union. Montes rose to fame however as a dancer and a courtesan. She had many famous lovers including composer Franz Liszt and the King of Bavaria. Scandal followed her across Europe with observers equally shocked and titillated by her activities.

The film is recommended by Ninos Fenek Mikelidis.


Γερμανία-Τουρκία/Germany-Turkey, 2004, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Fatih Akin. Σεν./Scr.: Fatih Akin. Φωτ./Cin.: Rainer Klausmann. Μοντ./Ed.: Andrew Bird. Μουσ./Mus.: Maceo Parker, Alexander Hacke. Ηθ./Cast: Birol Ünel, Güven Kiraç, Sibel Kekilli. Παρ./Prod.: Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, Andreas Schreitmüller, Arte, Bavaria Film International, Corazón International, Panfilm. Διαν/Dist.: Odeon. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 121΄.

Cahit is a German Turk in his 40's. He has given up with his life after his beloved wife's death until,  one night, he -intentionally- crashes into a wall. At the hospital he's taken to, he meets Sibel, who's also tried to commit suicide because of her family's traditional issues. She asks Cahit to carry out a white marriage so that she can get rid of her family's pressure. Sibel tells him that she's interested in absolute freedom involving other people so they would live as roommates.  Cahit accepts, but while living together, they fall in love with each other.

The film is recommended by Iosif Proimakis.


Σουηδία-Γαλλία-Δυτ. Γερμανία/Sweden-France-West Germany, 1982, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Ingmar Bergman. Σεν./Scr.: Ingmar Bergman. Φωτ./Cin.: Sven Nykvist. Μοντ./Ed.: Sylvia Ingemarsson. Μουσ./Mus.: Daniel Bell. Ηθ./Cast: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson. Παρ./Prod.: Jörn Donner, Cinematograph, Svenska Filminstitutet, Gaumont. Διαν/Dist.: Rosebud. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 188΄.

The title characters are children in the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves to his austere and forbidding chancery, where the children are immediately miserable.

The film is recommended by Achilleas Kiriakides.


Γαλλία/France, 1981, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: François Truffaut. Σεν./Scr.: François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel. Φωτ./Cin.: William Lubtchansky. Μοντ./Ed.: Martine Barraqué. Μουσ./Mus.: Georges Delerue. Ηθ./Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin. Παρ./Prod.: François Truffaut, Les Films du Carrosse, TF1 Films Production. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 106΄.

Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde, who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings.

The film is recommended by Vassilis Kehayas.

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Γαλλία/France, 1959, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Robert Bresson. Σεν./Scr.: Robert Bresson. Φωτ./Cin.: Léonce-Henri Burel. Μοντ./Ed.: Raymond Lamy. Ηθ./Cast: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri. Παρ./Prod.: Agnès Delahaie, Compagnie Cinématographique de France. Διαν/Dist.: . Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 75΄.

Michel takes up picking pockets as a hobby, and is arrested almost immediately, giving him the chance to reflect on the morality of crime. After his release, though, his mother dies, and he rejects the support of friends Jeanne and Jacques in favour of returning to pickpocketing (after taking lessons from an expert), because he realises that it's the only way he can express himself

The film is recommended by Michel Dimopoulos


Αγγλία/UK, 1945, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: David Lean. Σεν./Scr.: Noel Coward, Ronald Neame, David Lean. Φωτ./Cin.: Robert Krasker. Μοντ./Ed.: Jack Harris. Μουσ./Mus.: John Hollingsworth. Ηθ./Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. Παρ./Prod.: Noel Coward, Cineguild Production. Διαν/Dist.: Filmtrade. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 86΄.

When Laura Jesson and Dr. Alec Harvey meet by chance at a railway station, little do they realize they will soon fall deeply in love. Laura travels to the city to shop and see a movie every Thursday and Alec soon joins her for lunch and then a film. Both are married and have children but they enjoy each others company. As they come to realize they are truly in love, they also must deal with the torment that come from the realization that any future for them is out of the question.

The film is recommended by Robbie Eksiel.



Ιταλία/Italy, 1954, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Luchino Visconti. Σεν./Scr.: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico. Φωτ./Cin.: G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker. Μοντ./Ed.: Mario Serandrei. Ηθ./Cast: Alida Valli, Farley Granger, Sergio Fantoni. Παρ./Prod.: Lux Film. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118΄.

Venezia, spring of 1866, in the last days of the Austrian occupation. A performance of Il Trovatore ends up in confusion due to an anti-Austrian demonstration, organised by Count Ussoni. His cousin Countess Serpieri falls in love with vile Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler, but the times are changing.

The film is recommended by Yannis Bakoyannopoulos


Οι Υπέροχοι Άμπερσον
The Magnificent Ambersons
ΗΠΑ/USA, 1942, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles. Φωτ./Cin.: Stanley Cortez. Μοντ./Ed.: Robert Wise. Μουσ./Mus.: Bernard Herrmann. Ηθ./Cast: Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt. Παρ./Prod.: Orson Welles, George Schaefer, Mercury Productions. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88΄.

The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family, but she instead marries dull and steady Wilbur Minafer. Their only child, George, grows up a spoiled brat. Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower and a successful automobile maker. After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. But George resents the attentions paid to his mother, and he and his whacko aunt Fanny manage to sabotage the romance.


Γαλλία-Ισπανία-Ελβετία/France-Spain-Switzerland, 1965, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles, William Shakespeare (θεατρικό), Raphael Holinshed (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Edmond Richard. Μοντ./Ed.: Elena Jaumandreu, Fritz Muller, Peter Parasheles. Μουσ./Mus.: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. Ηθ./Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach. Παρ./Prod.: Harry Saltzman, Ángel Escolano, Alpine Films, Internacional Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 113΄.

Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's (later Henry V)  drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, in a real-looking late-medieval England.


Ελλάδα/Greece, 1982, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Χριστόφορος Χριστοφής/Hristoforos Hristofis. Σεν./Scr.: Χριστόφορος Χριστοφής/Hristoforos Hristofis. Φωτ./Cin.: Μπελής Ανδρέας/Andreas Bellis. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιώργος Τριανταφύλλου/Giorgos Triantafyllou. Μουσ./Mus.: Ελένη Καραΐνδρου/Eleni Karaindrou. Ηθ./Cast: Εύα Κοταμανίδου/Eva Kotamanidou, Seweryn Andrzej, Αλέκα Παϊζη/Aleka Paizi. Παρ./Prod.: Γιώργος Διαμαντής/Giorgos Diamantis, Creativity Films Hellas, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ). Διάρκεια/Dur.: 110΄.

Το δράμα της Κυβέλης, γυναίκας ενός πολιτικού κρατούμενου της χούντας, που ερωτεύεται έναν παλιό μαθητή του συζύγου της και οι σχέσεις που αναπτύσσονται μεταξύ μιας ομάδας πολιτικών προσφύγων από διάφορες χώρες (Ελλάδα, Πολωνία, Γερμανία) οι οποίοι καταλύουν σ' ένα πανδοχείο της Τεργέστης, κατά την περίοδο της δικτατορίας.Ρόζα 1

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2012, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Αχιλλέας Κυριακίδης/Achilleas Kyriakides. Φωτ./Cin.: Χρήστος Καραμάνης/Hristos Karamanis. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Σακαρίδης/Giannis Sakaride. Ηθ./Cast: Ιερώνυμος Καλετσάνος/Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Μαρίσσα Τριανταφυλλίδου/Marissa Triantafyllidou. Παρ./Prod.: Αργύρης Παπαδημητρόπουλος/Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Oxymoron Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 15΄.

A man comes (literally) face to face with himself.



Ελλάδα-Πράσινο Ακρωτήριο/Greece-Cabo Verde, 2014, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Αλέξης Τσάφας, Γιάννης Φώτου/ Alexis Tsafas, Yannis Fotou. Σεν./Scr.: Βάσια Καρυτινού / Vasia Karitinou. Φωτ./Cin.: Γιάννης Φώτου / Yannis Fotou. Μοντ./Ed.: Σταμάτης Μαγουλάς / Stamatis Magoulas. Μουσ./Mus.: Estudio Criola. Ηθ./Cast: Μαρία Στεφανίδου, Γιώργος Νούσης / Maria Stefanidou, Yorgos Nousis. Παρ./Prod.: Κυριάκος Χατζημιχαηλίδης, T-short / Kyriakos Michailidis, T-Short, Sales: T-short T. +30 210 3461 018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 66΄.

Nineteen years, Zenainta has already experienced the hard face of the European dream. Born in Africa, a trafficking victim, trapped in an inhospitable city, just surviving, sharing her daily life among the clients of a modern brothel and hallucinations from the drugs which are offering an  escape from the present, but are reviving past nightmares. A miserable life in the African favelas in absolute consistency with an arduous one in a European metropolis. The ultimate dead end.


Τουρκία-Γαλλία-Κατάρ-Γερμανία/Turkey-France-Qatar-Germany, 2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Σεν./Scr.: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour. Φωτ./Cin.:David Chizallet, Ersin Gok. Μοντ./Ed.: Mathilde Van de Moortel. Μουσ./Mus.: Warren Ellis. Ηθ./Cast: /, /, /. Παρ./Prod.: Charles Gillibert, CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film. Διαν/Dist.: Strada Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 97΄.

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.


Ιρλανδία-Αγγλία-Καναδάς/Ireland-UK-Canada, 2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: John Crowley. Σεν./Scr.: Nick Hornby. Φωτ./Cin.: Yves Bélanger. Μοντ./Ed.: Jake Roberts. Μουσ./Mus.: Michael Brook. Ηθ./Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson. Παρ./Prod.: Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer, Wildgaze Films, Parallel Film Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7. Διαν/Dist.: Odeon. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 111΄.

Μια Ιρλανδή μετανάστρια καταφθάνει κατά την δεκαετία του 1950 στο Μπρούκλιν, όπου πολύ γρήγορα εμπλέκεται σε ένα νέο ειδύλλιο. Όταν όμως το παρελθόν της καταφθάνει ξοπίσω της θα πρέπει να επιλέξει όχι μόνο μεταξύ των δύο χωρών αλλά και μεταξύ των ζωών που ο κάθε τόπος μπορεί να της προσφέρει.


Greece, 2016
Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/Dimitris Panayiotatos. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 80΄... The names of the cast and crew are kept secret, and will be gradually revealed during the screening of the film!

A young director, pre-producing his new film calls eight actors for a studio rehearsal. But once the rehearsal begins, strange voices inserted in the actors' dialogues, while the machines cease to operate and the studio plunged into darkness. Then the most unpredictable enemy will make its appearance ... An enemy never shown in cinema!

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Ιταλία-Γαλλία/Italy-France, 2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. Φωτ./Cin.: Simone Zampagni. Μοντ./Ed.: Roberto Perpignani. Μουσ./Mus.: Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia. Ηθ./Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca. Παρ./Prod.: Donatella Palermo, Luigi Musini, Stemal Entertainment, Cinemaundici. Διαν/Dist.: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 120΄.

In 14th-century Florence, a group of young women and men are fleeing the city to the countryside in the hope of escaping the Black Plague decimating the population. As a way of distracting themselves from the tragedy, they tell one another stories, one each day, most of which center around the theme of forbidden love. From the ribald tale of illicit goings on in a convent to the amusingly ironic chronicle of a painter who believes he is invisible.


To mark the 40th Aniversary of the Greek Film Critics Association, the 28th Panorama of European Cinema holds a special programme where film critics of the old and new generation suggest their favorite european films.

Veteran French film director, screenwriter, producer and film critic, Bertrand Tavernier, is a warm and gracious visionary with an encyclopaedic knowledge of American and international cinema. Regardless of the subjects they explore, his films are distinguished for their introspection and humanitarian nature, something that has established him as one of the French cinema's more prolific auteurs. In an industry dominated by cynicism and historical ignorance, Tavernier is a rare figure. Someone genuinely concerned about what is happening to simple working people, deeply hostile to anti-immigrant racism, and determined to help create the artistic and intellectual environment that will produce progressive social change

Γαλλία-ΗΠΑ/France-USA, 2009, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: /Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski. Φωτ./Cin.: Bruno De Kreyzer. Μοντ./Ed.: Thierry Derocles. Μουσ./Mus.: Marco Beltrami. Ηθ./Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Ithaca Pictures, Little Bear, TF1 International. Sales: Hollywood Entertainment. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 117΄.

A detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, after the Katrina disaster has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while trying to link the murder of a local hooker and a black man's lynching, which took place in 1965, to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film.


Γαλλία/France, 1996, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Alain Choquart. Μοντ./Ed.: Luce Grunenwaldt. Μουσ./Mus.: Oswald d'Andrea. Ηθ./Cast: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear. Διαν/Dist.: Ama Films. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 129΄.

Bulgaria near the end of World War I. Captain Conan leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep his warriors out of trouble, and realises that they're totally unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend.

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Γαλλία/France, 2013, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Christophe Blain, Abel Lanzac, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Jérôme Alméras. Μοντ./Ed.: Guy Lecorne. Μουσ./Mus.: Philippe Sarde. Ηθ./Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Little Bear, Pathé, Canal+. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 113΄.

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women and a totally pretentious person who appears to spend all his working hours highlighting quotations by his favorite authors. He also happens to be the French Minister of Foreign Affairs working relentlessly for securing France's prosperity, world peace and a future Nobel Prize for himself. Young Arthur, who is hired as a speech writer for the foreign ministry, suffers from his boss's sensibilities as well as stress, ambition and dirty dealings, the daily currency at the corridors of the Quai d'Orsay, the ministry's home.

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Γαλλία/France, 1989, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Bertrand Tavernier. Σεν./Scr.: Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier. Φωτ./Cin.: Bruno de Keyzer. Μοντ./Ed.: Armand Psenny. Μουσ./Mus.: Oswald d'Andrea. Ηθ./Cast: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal. Παρ./Prod.: Frédéric Bourboulon, Hachette Première, AB Films, Little Bear. Sales: Institut Français de Grèce. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 135΄.

January 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane, a military bureaucrat, hates the idea of “the unknown soldier”. Driven by honor and ethics, tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions trying to catalogue the actual casualties of WWI. Into his sector, looking for her husband, comes a haughty, politically connected Parisian, Madame Irène de Courtil. Her impression of him, from their first encounter, is the least charming but as their paths running parallel and she sees his courage and resolve, her feelings change towards something more serious.

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Γαλλία-Δυτ.Γερμανία-Ιταλία/France-West Germany-Italy, 1962, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Orson Welles. Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles, Pierre Cholot, Franz Kafka (βιβλίο). Φωτ./Cin.: Edmond Richard. Μοντ./Ed.: Yvonne Martin, Fritz H. Muller. Μουσ./Mus.: Jean Ledrut. Ηθ./Cast: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider. Παρ./Prod.: Michel Salkind, Alexandre Salkind, Paris-Europa Productions, Hisa-Film, Finanziaria Cinematografica Italiana. Διαν/Dist.: . Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 119΄.

Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare.

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ΗΠΑ/USA, 1958, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Orson Welles. Φωτ./Cin.: Russell Metty. Μοντ./Ed.: Aaron Stell, Virgil Vogel. Μουσ./Mus.: Henry Mancini. Ηθ./Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles. Παρ./Prod.: Albert Zugsmith, Universal International Pictures. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 95΄.

Mexico's chief narcotics officer, Mike Vargas, is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his American wife. Soon he must testify against Grandi, a drug lord whose people are tracking him, hoping to scare him off the case. When a car bomb kills a rich U.S. developer, Vargas catches local legendary sheriff, Hank Quinlan, planting evidence against a Mexican national. Thus, Vargas embroils himself in the investigation and unwillingly joins forces with the Grandi family.


ΗΠΑ/USA, 1959, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: John Cassavetes. Φωτ./Cin.: Erich Kollmar. Μοντ./Ed.: John Cassavetes, Maurice McEndree. Μουσ./Mus.: Shafi Hadi. Ηθ./Cast: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd. Παρ./Prod.: Maurice McEndree. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 81΄.

Benny's a hipster, moving in and out of Manhattan's beat scene, aimless, maybe close to trouble. His sister Lelia, who looks less African-American than White, is vulnerable and about to fall in love. Hugh, their older brother, is a struggling singer whose agent, Rupert, may be the only person with faith in his talent. The story moves back and forth, like jazz, among the three of them and their separate lives. Lelia meets Tony, and lets herself hope this is true love. Then he meets Hugh and prejudice gives Tony an excuse to cut and run. Can family and friendship bring solace for her hurt, purpose for Benny, and belief in Hugh?


ΗΠΑ/USA, 1977, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: John Cassavetes. Φωτ./Cin.: Al Ruban. Μοντ./Ed.: Tom Cornwell. Μουσ./Mus.: Bo Harwood. Ηθ./Cast: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara. Παρ./Prod.: Al Ruban, Faces Distribution. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 144΄.

Renowned actress Myrtle Gordon is in final rehearsals for her latest play and her behavior, is causing problems for all those involved with the show. She insists that she cannot relate to the plight of her character, a woman dealing with the loss of her youth. In reality, middle aged Myrtle is seemingly unwilling to admit that she too is getting old. Things take a further downward spiral when Myrtle witnesses the accidental death of one of her adoring fans, seventeen year old Nancy. From that point on she begins to see visions of Nancy. Will the artist inside her be able to take control of her life, before  opening night?


ΗΠΑ/USA, 1976, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: John Cassavetes. Φωτ./Cin.: Al Ruban. Μοντ./Ed.: Tom Cornwell. Μουσ./Mus.: Bo Harwood. Ηθ./Cast: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel. Παρ./Prod.: Al Ruban, Faces Distribution. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 135΄.

Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He's laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren't so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kills a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. The film captures the double-crossings of night-life, the murderous insincerity of the gamblers as well as the friendship, tenderness, and love among Vitelli and the dancers, the waiters and the club's singer, Mr. Sophistication.

The Κilling of a Chinese Bookie 07

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1993, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Φωτ./Cin.: Κώστας Γκίκας/Kostas Gikas. Μοντ./Ed.: Χρήστος Βούπουρας/Hristos Voupouras. Μουσ./Mus.: Δημήτρης Παπαγγελίδης/Dimitris Papagelidis, Στέφανος Βασιλειάδης/Stefanos Vasileiadis. Ηθ./Cast: Γρηγόρης Σεμιτέκολο/Grigoris Semitecolo, Νεφελη Ανθοπούλου/Nefeli Anthopoulou. Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ), ΕΤ1, ΣΙΓΜΑ ΦΙΛΜ. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 63΄.

The Cosmic Dissecting Room Show is first and foremost a representational happening of avant-garde painter and visual artist Gregory Semitecolo. The painter decides to present this particular work on Samos island. The camera records, at the same time, the artistic happening as well as the reactions of locals towards complex art.

Along with " Cosmic Dissecting Room Show" there will be a screening of "Polytheama", the 16min film by Lakis Papastathis which depicts (for ERT’s "Backstage" series) the show presented in 1994 at the Athens Concert Hall by V.Vafeas, respectively based on the same work of Gr. Semitecolo.

ΚΟΣΜΙΚΟ ΑΝΑΤΟΜΕΙΟ - Γρηγόρης Σεμιτέκολο 1

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1984, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Φωτ./Cin.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis. Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis. Μουσ./Mus.: Άκης Λυμούρης/Akis Lymouris, Στέλιος Λαζάρου/Stelios Lazarou. Ηθ./Cast:Κώστας Βουτσάς/Kostas Voutsas, Καρυοφυλλιά Καραμπέτη/Karyofyllia Karabeti, Γιάννης Γκούμας/Yannis Goumas. Παρ./Prod.: Σύβιλλα Κατσουρίδη/Syvilla Katsouridi, Σίσσυ Βαφέα/Sissi Vafea, Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ), ΕΤ1, ΣΙΓΜΑ ΦΙΛΜ. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 107΄.

Odysseas, a typical petty bourgeois, married and father of two, is working in the accounting department of a large company. When he's suddenly fired, at the same time his family is away on vacation, he starts wandering aimlessly around an empty, summer Athens with the compensation money in his pocket. In this wandering he meets a girl who represents his lost youth. The wandering feels like a dreamlike journey between Athens and Hydra full of surprises, funny moments, but also anxiety. A reality forgotten due to his conventional routine.

Ο ΕΡΩΤΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΟΔΥΣΣΕΑ - Ο Κώστας Βουτσάς με τον Μηνά Χατζησάββα και την ομάδα χορού της Κατερίνας Ροδίου

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1999, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Φωτ./Cin.: Κώστας Γκίκας/Kostas Gikas. Μοντ./Ed.: Κώστας Ιορδανίδης/Kostas Iordanidis. Μουσ./Mus.: Μιχάλης Χριστοδουλίδης/Michalis Christodoulides. Ηθ./Cast: Κώστας Βουτσάς/Kostas Voutsas, Νίκος Πουρσανίδης/Nikos Poursanidis, Ελευθερία Βιδάκη/Eleftheria Vidaki. Παρ./Prod.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas, Κώστας Γκίκας/Kostas Gikas, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ), ΕΤ1, ΣΙΓΜΑ ΦΙΛΜ. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 98΄.

Thanasis, a divorced, popular comic actor, spends every Saturday with his teenage son. But on this particular Saturday, Thanasis has to face various business problems and his theatrical premiere of a Goldoni play which the Italian president is expected to attend, while, his son tries to organize his first erotic rendezvous.

Along with the "Every Saturday" there will be a screening of «Work In Progress ... RISALTO», a 15min glance at the highly anticipated V.Vafeas’ film "Risalto" starring Nikos Poursanidis and Amalia Arseni, music by Thanos Mikroutsikos, filmed in natural setting of Athens’ center, Drapetsona, Perama and Faliro.

ΚΑΘΕ ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ - Κώστας Βουτσάς και Νίκος Πουρσανίδης

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1979, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Μαυρίκιος/Dimitris Mavrikios. Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Μαυρίκιος/Dimitris Mavrikios. Φωτ./Cin.: Νίκος Σμαραγδής/Nikos Smaragdis. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιαννα Σπυροπούλου/Gianna Spyropoulou. Μουσ./Mus.: Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης/Loukianos Kilaidonis. Ηθ./Cast: Κατερίνα Χέλμη/Katerina Helmy, Σάντρα Λαμπρίδη/Sandra Lambridi, Ανέστης Βλάχος/Anestis Vlahos. Παρ./Prod.: Δημήτρης Μαυρίκιος/Dimitris Mavrikios, Μαρίκα Μαυρίκιου/Marica Mavrikiou. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 117΄.

A lyrical film version of Giovanni Verga's novel "La Lupa". A mature widow returns to her hometown, where she falls in love with a young farmer. In order to keep him close to her she will do anything to marry him with daughter. The story is taking place in a provincial Greek town during the last years of the dictatorship, an era in which Greece was  introduced both to mass media as well as to mass tourism.

Ο δρόμος του Λαμόρε - 1


Σκην./Dir.: Γιώργος Κατακουζηνός/Giorgos Katakouzinos. Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Νόλλας/Dimitris Nollas, Γιώργος Κατακουζηνός/Giorgos Katakouzinos. Φωτ./Cin.: Τάσος Αλεξάκης/Tassos Alexakis. Μοντ./Ed.: Αριστείδης Καρύδης Fuchs/Aristeidis Karydis Fuchs. Μουσ./Mus.: Σταμάτης Σπανουδάκης/Stamatis Spanoudakis. Ηθ./Cast: Θέμις Μπαζάκα/Themis Bazaka, Πέμυ Ζούνη/Pemi Zouni, Νικήτας Τσακίρογλου/Nikitas Tsakiroglou. Παρ./Prod.: Γιώργος Κατακουζηνός/Giorgos Katakouzinos, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ), ΕΡΤ. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118΄.

Greece, early twentieth century. A bourgeois family is on the verge of breaking up. The mother has abandoned the family, and the father, a retired officer, keeps his three daughters, as well as the illegitimate son of the oldest daughter, confined in the house. After his death, the three sisters live through their personal drama. The eldest, Eleni, imbued with the morals of the time and closely identifying with her father, tries to take his place. The middle one, Maria, representing rebellion, goes off with a captain of the sanitation service, while the youngest, Anna, skating on thin ice through all this, is completely destroyed.


Ελλάδα/Greece, 1987, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vasilis Vafeas. Φωτ./Cin.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis. Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis. Ηθ./Cast: Τάσος Υφάντης/Tasos Yfantis, Καρυοφυλλιά Καραμπέτη/Karyofyllia Karabeti, Αθηνόδωρος Προύσαλης/Athinodoros Prousalis. Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ), ΕΤ1, ΣΙΓΜΑ ΦΙΛΜ. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 90΄.

After a serious motorcycle accident Nassos is brought into a hospital where he lies in coma without regaining his consciousness. All his friends and relatives visit him and each of them remembers the most important moments of their friendships. Thus, through their memory's flash-backs, the personality of the injured driver is outlined, while they come face to face with the ambitions and frustrations of their own past. A sarcastic look at the egos and quarrels governing human relationships.

120 ΝΤΕΣΙΜΠΕΛ - η Νέλλη Αγγελίδου και ο Αθηνόδωρος Προύσαλης


Ελλάδα/Greece, 1978, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Costas Ferris. Σεν./Scr.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Costas Ferris, Γιώργος Σκούρτης/Giorgos Skourtis. Φωτ./Cin.: Σταύρος Χασάπης/Stavros Hassapis. Μοντ./Ed.: Δέσποινα-Δανάη Μαρουλάκου/Danae-Despo Maroulakou. Μουσ./Mus.: Νίκος Κυπουργός/Nikos Kypourgos. Ηθ./Cast: Μυρτώ Παράσχη/Myrto Parashi, Σπύρος Σακκάς/Spyros Sakkas, Ηρώ Κυριακάκη/ Iro Kyriakaki. Παρ./Prod.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Costas Ferris. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 87΄.

In August, the city of Athens is left to it's solitude and it's crazy wandering people. During the full-moon of the month, a melancholic voice instructor, falls in love with a girl, who's waiting for the return of her long gone mysterious lover. However, on this particular year, the full-moon opposition takes place on the 1st of August, so there will be a second chance for the  aspiring lovers, 29 days later.


Κροατία-Σλοβενία/Croatia-Slovenia,2014, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Zvonimir Jurić. Σεν./Scr.: Zvonimir Jurić,Jelena Paljan. Φωτ./Cin.: Branko Linta. Μοντ./Ed.: Dubravka Turić, Tomislav Pavlic.Μουσ./Mus.: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević. Ηθ./Cast: Ivo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, Igor Kovac. Παρ./Prod.: Ankica Juric Tilic, Kinorama, ForumLjubljana. Sales: New Morning Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 98΄.

Set in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, this tense filmis composed by threeintertwined stories, over a single night, which are unfolding the drama of a guilty conscience.Mirjana leaves her stalled vehicle and walks down a dark, deserted road on which she encounters sad-eyed, tight-lipped Ivo. In spite of the hour, heis at work harvesting a cornfield. Nevertheless he drives the nervous woman to her car, determines that she'sout of gas and takes her to a gas station. Anxiety mounts when the station attendant, offers to drive her backhimself, telling her that Ivo is a convicted rapist.

KOSAC The Reaper

Σερβία-Γερμανία/Serbia-Germany,2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.:Goran Radovanovic.Φωτ./Cin.: Axel Schneppat.Μοντ./Ed.: Andrija Zafranovic.Μουσ./Mus.:Eleni Karaindrou, Irena Popovic.Ηθ./Cast:Filip Subaric, Nebojsa Glogovac, Denis Muric.Παρ./Prod.: Nico Hain, Nama Filma, Sein + Hain, ZDF/Arte. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 97΄.

Enclave is focused on a tiny Serb community living in a UN-protected enclave in Muslim Kosovo, examining the legacy of ethnic cleansing and internecine conflict through the eyes of a small boy, Nenad. Every day Nenad is taken from his father’s farm to a school with no other pupils in a KFOR armored car. Like any other boy, all Nenad wants are some friends his own age. Each day, through narrow observation slits in the military vehicle he sees an Albanian sheperd boy who has lost his father in the war and hates Serbs.


Ουγγαρία-Γερμανία/Hungary-Germany,2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.:Lili Horvath.Φωτ./Cin.: Robert Maly.Μοντ./Ed.: Daniel Szabo.Μουσ./Mus.:Gabor Presser.Ηθ./Cast:Kinga Vecsei, Zsolt Antal, Ede Kovacs.Παρ./Prod.: Popfilm, Detailfilm, Filmpartners. Sales: Hungurian Film Fund. Διάρκεια/Dur.:94΄.

Though only 19, Maja has her own place in a rundown housing project, where her boyfriend Krisz, a small-time hoodlum, often crashes. Their 4-year-old child, a blond cutie called Krisztian, still lives in the rural orphanage, a train ride away from the city, where Maja and Krisz met and grew up. Though the father makes a display of showing no interest in the “mute kid” Maja dreams of securing custody of little Krisz so they can live together. In order to achieve this, she decides to start a laundry applying for a small loan from the local community center


Αγγλία/UK,2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.:Helen Walsh. Φωτ./Cin.: Tobin Jones.Μοντ./Ed.: Kyle Ogden. Μουσ./Mus.: David A. Hughes.Ηθ./Cast: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord. Παρ./Prod.: David A. Hughes, David Moores,Red Union Films. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.

Shelly is a 15-year-old forced to forgo her teenage years by acting as a surrogate mother for her younger brother Jerome. Battling against the ignorance of her elder brother and the ineffectual advice of her social worker, she is drawn into local lender/pawn shop letch Mikey, who proceeds to take advantage of her teenage vulnerability. She thenmeetsand befriends Rachel, wholives in a gated paradise, unaware that the girl has her own ambiguous agenda. In fact the only one who really cares for her isheraffable neighbor Kieran who acts as her guardian angel.


Κύπρος-Σλοβενία-Ελλάδα/Cyprus-Slovenia-Greece, 2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.:Κύρος Παπαβασιλείου/Kyros Papavassiliou. Σεν./Scr.:Κύρος Παπαβασιλείου/Kyros Papavassiliou, Μαρία Βαρνακίδου/Maria Varnakkidou,Γιώργος Ζώης/Giorgos Zois, Φίλιππος Γιαννικούρης/Philippos Yiannikouris.Φωτ./Cin.: Κωνσταντίνος Όθωνος/Konstantinos Othonos.Μοντ./Ed.: Γιαννης Χαλκιαδάκης/Yannis Chalkiadakis.Μουσ./Mus.:Νίκος Βελιώτης/Nikos Veliotis.Ηθ./Cast:Μαρίσα Τριανταφυλλίδου/Marisha Triantafyllidou,Θοδωρής Πεντίδης/Thodoris Pentidis,Χριστόδουλος Μάρτας/Christodoulos Martas.Παρ./Prod.: Κύρος Παπαβασιλείου/Kyros Papavassiliou, Μόνικα Νικολαίδου/Monica Nicolaidou,Γιαννης Χαλκιαδάκης/Yannis Chalkiadakis, Γιώργος Πάντζης/Giorgos Pantzis, Bojan Mastilovic, dryTree Films, Filmblades, Restart Productions. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 82΄.

What if Kostas Karyotakis was to return and relieve the last day of his life, knowing that he was going to commit suicide? Completely cut off from the past and his memories, the "passenger" meets his former lover and attempts to define himself by challenging his predetermined fate. She tells him that he is the famous poet who committed suicide in 1928 and that each year he returns to the same place on the anniversary of his death.

Εντυπωσεις ενος πνιγμενου

Σκην./Dir.:Philipe Garrel.Σεν./Scr.:Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Deruas, Philipe Garrel.Φωτ./Cin.: Renato Berta.Μοντ./Ed.: François Gédigier.Μουσ./Mus.:Jean-Louis Aubert.Ηθ./Cast:Clotilde Courau,Stanislas Merhar,Lena Paugam. Παρ./Prod.: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt. Sales: Wild Bunch. Διάρκεια/Dur.:73΄.

Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. But the new girl in his life finds out that Manon has a lover. When she tells Pierre, the time comes for difficult decisions all round.

L Ombre Des Femmes

Τσεχία-Σλοβακία/Czech Republic-Slovakia,2015,εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.:Slávek Horák.Φωτ./Cin.: Jan Stastný.Μοντ./Ed.: Vladimír Barák.Μουσ./Mus.: /. Ηθ./Cast:Alena Mihulová,Eva Matalová,Bolek Polívka.Παρ./Prod.: Slávek Horák, Ceská Televize, TVORBA films. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.

Everyone knows about the finality of human existence but the realization of life's actual limits comes to each of us individually and often unexpectedly. Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband Lada, her daughter and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Drama and gentle humor intertwine as Vlasta realizes that she might need some care too.


Γερμανία-Κόσοβο-ΠΓΔΜ-Γαλλία/Germany, Kosovo, FYROM, France, 2015, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.:Visar Morina. Φωτ./Cin.:Matteo Cocco. Μοντ./Ed.: Stefan Stabenow.Μουσ./Mus.: Benedikt Schiefer. Ηθ./Cast:Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi. Παρ./Prod.:Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film. Sales: Heretic. Διάρκεια/Dur.:104΄.

Ten-year-old Nori and his father Gezim roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gezim is lured west to Germany, leaving his son behind in search of a new life. Feeling deserted and desperate to claim some sense of stability, Nori embarks on a dangerous journey to Germany in search of his father. His tenacity, resilience, and sheer grit must be enough to guide him.


Σκην./Dir.:Δημήτρης Αθανίτης/Dimitris Athanitis.Σεν./Scr.:Δημήτρης Αθανίτης/Dimitris Athanitis,Γιώργος Μακρής/Yorgos Makris.Φωτ./Cin.: Γιάννης Φώτου/Yannis Fotou.Μοντ./Ed.: Σταμάτης Μαγουλάς/Stamatis Magoulas.Μουσ./Mus.:Papercut.Ηθ./Cast:Γιάννης Στάνκογλου/Yannis Stankoglou, Μενέλαος Χαζαράκης/Menelaos Hazarakis,Εύα Στυλάντερ/Eva Stylander.Παρ./Prod.: Δημήτρης Αθανίτης/Dimitris Athanitis, Πάνος Παπαδόπουλος/Panos Papadopoulos, DNAFilms,ProsenghishiLtd. Sales: . Διάρκεια/Dur.: ΄.

Set on the industrial suburban area of Aspropyrgos, Dimitris Athanitis develops a story of obsession and revenge. Aris is a lonely, divorced, 35 year old man who works in a factory. When suddenly he is fired from work without any notice, he decides to vindicate himself, as he feels a victim of an intolerable injustice. But Aris is not alone. He has with him his six year old son.


Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.-Φωτ./Cin.:Νίκος Κορνήλιος/Nikos Kornilios. Μοντ./Ed.:Ευγενία Παπαγεωργιου/Evgenia Papageorgiou.Ηθ./Cast: ΆρτεμιςΙωάννου/Artemis Ioannou, Μελίσσα Κωτσάκη/Melissa Kotsaki, Θοδωρής Ματινόπουλος/Thodoris Matinopoulos.Παρ./Prod.: /Νίκος Κορνήλιος/Nikos Kornilios.Διάρκεια/Dur.: 75΄.

Enters your life learning details / from your past from your body / from your daily habits / Life without this gracious presence / no longer makes sense - and suddenly / departs and life is meaningless ... Mourning / lasts for a time and if you live - you live / you start retelling the same details / from the past, leaving your body / in another body, sharing again every day / This repetition teaches you. Teaches you to ignore / the certainty of affirmation. Teaches you to ignore / the spectacular architecture of a meaningful life.

Το Κυπαρίσσι Του Βυθού3

Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Corneliu Porumboiu.Φωτ./Cin.: Tudor Mircea.Μοντ./Ed.: Roxana Szel. Μουσ./Mus.: /. Ηθ./Cast: Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu,Corneliu Cozmei. Παρ./Prod.:Marcela Ursu, 42 Km Film, Rouge International. Sales: Wild Bunch. Διάρκεια/Dur.:89΄.

Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero - saviorand defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there's treasure buried in his grandparents' garden. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he'll give him half of whatever they get. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. For the sake of his family and despite every obstacle Costi refuses to be discouraged.

Comoara TheTreasure

Beyond the popcorn cinema that has flooded the cinema halls, thankfully, there still exists another cinema, originated in Europe from the Lumière brothers, Georges Méliès and Louis Feuillade and continues to this day, by contemporary European directors and with film makers from other continents, who usually are independent and, despite financial and other difficulties, continue to make films that focus on people and their personal and social problems.
From 1988, the Panorama of European Cinema supported this kind of cinema and still does today, twenty six years later, despite the financial and social turbulences that trouble our society (they surely made the Panorama’s operation difficult, but did not suspend it), and despite the indifference of institutions that supposedly support and care about culture- a large and important element of which is cinema.
Aspects of this kind of cinema - the cinema which basically belongs to its creator - cover, as always, this year's 26th Panorama program. The focus, as always, is on the competition section, which offers a selection of contemporary European films, most of which are already awarded or nominated at various festivals and were created by talented filmmakers from Italy, Serbia, Croatia, France, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Slovenia and elsewhere. Movies with varied topics that illustrate the similarities and differences between the Northern and Southern European Films- a subject topic that will be discussed at the IANOS bookstore (Thursday, November 21 at 12:30 pm) by the Panorama in collaboration with the Greek Association of Film Critics.
This year’s grand retrospective is dedicated to the Italian gialli, with eleven thriller movies that combine terror with sex and madness (including the classic The Mask of Satan), Ricardo Freda and Pupi Avati. This year, the Greek cinema will be represented by movies selected from the 60s, including Michalis Kakogiannis’ Electra, Georgios Tzavellas’ Antigone, Takis Kanellopoulos’ Sky, Nikos Koundouros’ Young Aphrodites, Alexis Damianos’ Until the Ship Sails, Adonis Kyros’ The Block, Alekos Alexandrakis’ Dream Neighborhood, Kostas Manousakis’ The Fear, Vasilis Georgiadis’ Blood on the Land, Jules Dassin’s Phaedra, and Nikos Patatakis’ The Shepherds.
Cinema had and still has a profound relationship with the other arts, especially literature. Occasionally, many writers (from Faulkner and Marguerite Duras to Petros Markaris and Thanasis Valtinos) have written original movie scripts. This is why we requested from eight young Greek writers to choose their most beloved European movies, that perhaps enlightened their own work and influences.
This year’s special tribute will be dedicated to Alejandro Jontorofski from Chile, the last surviving surrealist film maker, with the screening of all of his films (Santa Sangre, El Topo, Holy Mountain, etc.) including his most recent work La Danza de la Realidad, which was presented at the Canes Film Festival. There will also be a tribute in contemporary independent American cinema, in which seven beloved movies will be viewed, including Larry Clark’s most recent work Marfa Girl.
Finally, as always, contemporary films will be represented in avant premiere including the invisible woman (Great Britain), which is directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes, which revolves around the secret love affair of the famous British author Charles Dickens for a much younger woman, Carlos Reygadas' (Mexico) Post Tenebras Lux (Best Director Award in Cannes Film Festival), Danis Tanovic’s (Bosnia) An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, etc.

Ninos Fenek Mikelides