Kroussonas: Οn Satan's Trail

Κρουσώνας: Στα χνάρια του Καπετάν Σατανά

23rd TDF: World Premiere

War is not a fairytale. History is not always epic. It is interwoven with people’s precious microhistories of everyday life which lead to great events. Kroussonas, a village on the eastern slopes of Mount Psiloritis in Crete, nοurished the Satanas guerilla band. They did not hesitate to fight guided by their conscience. Who were these ardent souls of the Second World War, who left their mark on their homeland by resisting the enemy? Who was Kapetan Satanas, and how did his burning desire for freedom lead him to fight demons?

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Vicky Arvelaki
Script: Katerina Bikaki, Scientific Research: Constantinos E. Mamalakis, Giorgos A. Tzorakis, Research: Katerina Mpikaki, Nikos Paraskevas, Constantinos E. Mamalakis, Giorgos A. Tzorakis
Cinematography: Michael Bouchlis
Editing: Michael Bouchlis
Sound: Teemu Takalo
Music: Giorgis Manolakis
Production: Cyclos FIlm
Producers: Vicky Arvelaki
Co-production: Crete Cultural Center – With the support of The Region of Crete, In cooperation with The “Αntonis Grigorakis” History Foundation
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 105΄
Contact: Cyclos Film, Vicky Arvelaki

Vicky Arvelaki


2016 In the Dark in Crete (short)
2017 Flowers Fade Early
2018 Solomos (short)
2019 Primitive Voice (short)
2020 Kroussonas, on Satan’s Trail
2023 The Last Prayer