- LULU / PANDORA'S BOX
- DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
- FEDRA
- THE FUGITIVE KIND
- THE TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS
- PHAEDRA
- HERCULES CONQUERS ATLANTIS
- YOUNG APHRODITES
- CONTEMPT
- PROMETHEUS FROM THE VISEVICE ISLAND
- SANDRA OF A THOUSAND DELIGHTS
- THE GOLDEN THING
- THE TRAVELLING PLAYERS
- EURIDICE BA 2037
- IPHIGENIA
- A DREAM OF PASSION
- CLASH OF THE TITANS
- THE YEARS OF THE BIG HEAT
- ENIOCHUS - THE CHARIOTEER
- ANTIGONE
- EDIPO ALCADE
- THAT'S LIFE
- BLADE RUNNER
- VERTIGO
- MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
- ORPHEUS
- PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
- ULYSSES
- HERACLES AND THE QUEEN OF LYDIA
- BLACK ORPHEUS
- ANTIGONE
- ELECTRA
- JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
- ‘«Ň GORGON
- OEDIPUS REX
- ‘«Ň ILLIAC PASSION
- THE CANNIBALS
- ŐEDEA
- NOTES FOR AN AFRICAN ORESTEIA
- FOR ELECTRA
- PROMETHEUS IN THE SECOND PERSON
- VOYAGE TO CYTHERA
- ULYSSES' GAZE
- ‘«Ň MATRIX
- O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

ENIOCHUS – THE CHARIOTEER
Greece, 1994


Directed by: Alexis Damianos. Screenplay: Alexis Damianos. Director of Photography: Christos Voudouris. Set design – Costume Design: Alexis Damianos. Music: Markos Damianos. Film Editor: Artemis Kapasakalis. Cast: Vasias Eleftheriades (Eniochus), Thodoros Polyzonis (Tsarakoulias), Kostas Gazetas (Koutras), Dina Andriopoulou (Helen), Dimitris Papanastasiou (Pittas), Gioula Gavalas (gypsy), Vicky Protogerakis (Lily), Giorgos Voultatzis (Machairas), Giorgos Chalvatzis (captain), Giorgos Marinos (escort), Vasilis Stogiannides (Mavros), Alexis Damianos. Produced by the Greek Film Centre, Alexis Damianos, ET-1. 140 mins. Colour.

This film is the adventure of a modern Greek from 1941 and up to the present day. Eniochus, a university student before the German Occupation, is arrested and imprisoned. In the torment of prison, he will receive his first lessons about an attitude to life in the light of clarity. He escapes and climbs the mountain, where he is found in a small church by the rebels who take him with them. After the experience of the first battle, during which the Germans burn a village and the rebels slay 70 prisoners of war, he continues taking part in the Resistance, always maintaining some distance from the events. A "right-wing" rebel, Kostas Koutras, fearlessly invites everyone to his wedding and falls to the bullets of the "left-wingers". Eniochus starts a relationship with his widow, Helen. Liberation comes and his former comrades either go mad or are executed or banished to Makronisos. In a daze, he wanders the streets of a country suffering from civil war. As an elderly man in the streets of modern Athens, he goes to meet a group of mature hippies, who have set up a commune, a youth that has fallen prey to a new deception.

I remembered Eniochus in the belief that, regardless how much of History is forged, its consequences are evident in the simple folk. They suffer these consequences and act according to them. They can’t escape. From the times of ancient Greece and up to the modern day, we have been living in conflict, which is even more obvious after the 1821 Greek Revolution and encloses the transcendence of the outer limits. In my attempt to restore this central line of hope and make something out of this conflict, I resorted to this timeless symbol.

Alexis Damianos
Taken from the book Alexis Damianos by Yiannis Soldatos,
Aigokeros, Athens 1993.

Where is the East?
By Yiannis Bakoyannopoulos

Eniochus is an immense dramatic epic, in which abundant naturalism coexists with symbols and poetic exaltation; it is a "diagonal" tour of recent Greek history, from 1940 to the present; a look that defines the tenacious quest of conscience. A personal destiny, Greece’s destiny, forces of History and magnitude of myth.
Eniochus, an ancient brass statue, standing in Delphi, a sentinel of integrity, a timeless symbol. Eniochus has eyes and not empty sockets; he constantly watches. And the brave lad that stands before him looks. He will be tried, he will fluctuate, he will steady himself to cross the gushing river of History, so he, too, can gain the prospect of eternity; he will be a soldier of a war both won and lost; he will be found in the dark prisons of the Occupation, ruled by Greek traitors and conquerors – a prison is full of ghosts, people of all sorts, facing experience and death. Memories of the outside world, dreams, betrayal. And an anonymous man, who is tortured but does not break.
The human soul is made of steel. He will be battered by the guards, sold out by his inmates, but the lad will give him a crust of bread. The bread of Communion. And the Anonymous man yells: "Guards, look out!" A command which resounds from the distant Byzantine glory.
Death, drunken burial in the bosom of nature. And the brave Eniochus will go on his way. Mountains, the Resistance, a manly fight with the treacherous soldier, fog, silence, prayer, and the love of his wife, almost sacred, in the village home. Freedom does not bring peace. It brings new hardships, brothers at war with each other, exile, the death of the innocent teacher/leader, Heracles, and the "ejection" into the "filthy" modern age. Where is the East? Where is the possibility of a new beginning?

Kathimerini, 3/4/1995