Wednesday March 13th, 17.00
Stavros Tornes

The 26th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival is delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed artist (director, choreographer, visual artist, and performer) Dimitris Papaioannou, and explores the great artist’s work in cinema, screening his short films Nowhere – Director’s Cut and Primal Matter, the entire work in seventeen minutes, where he re-choreographs his original theatre works through the prism of a filmmaker and an editor, reshaping it under cinematic terms. Nowhere – Director’s Cut is a filmed version of the original stage production Nowhere, which was commissioned by the National Theatre of Greece to inaugurate its renovated Main Stage in 2009. Primal Matter, the entire work in seventeen minutes, is a condensed cinematic summary of Dimitris Papaioannou's original production, Primal Matter, presented in 2013 at the Athens Festival. It is Dimitris Papaioannou’s personal response to a new political, social and ethical reality, where issues of national identity are re-interpreted. The screening of the two films will be followed by a discussion with the artist.