Taking Roots: 14 Movies, 14 Inceptions, 14 Roots of the Soul

THESSALONIKI, 04/11/2017 - 12/11/2017

This year, the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival proposes a fresh approach to cinema, selecting 14 films for the International Competition Section, guided by principles inspired by one of the most iconic 20th-century books: The Need for Roots by French philosopher Simone Weil (1909–1943), one of the most unique and distinctive voices in 20th-century thought. These 14 films also inspire the art exhibition Taking Roots: The Festival commissioned 14 young Greek artists to produce an artwork each, inspired by a film in the competition section.

The exhibition is organized with the support of the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Curator: Orestis Andreadakis
General Coordination: Thanos Stavropoulos
Production: NEDA film, Amanda Livanou
Contributing Artists: Rania Bellou, Natasa Eftsathiadi, Dimitris Frangakis, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Maria Kriara, Maria Mavropoulou, Kosmas Nikolaou, Yorgos Papafigos, Vasilis Selimas, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Maria Tsagkari, Paki Vlassopoulou

Military Warehouse, Peer 1, Thessaloniki Port
(+30 2310 378400, info@filmfestival.gr)
Duration: 4-12/11
Opening: Saturday 4/11, 18:00
Free Admission

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