The Promise

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World Premiere
In Greece, the practice of cremation has been a taboo for decades, both for politicians and the Orthodox Church. It took 23 years of fight, on many levels, to have finally legislation to allow the creation of the first crematorium in Greece. The Promise records the political dimension of this fight, which a man gave almost all alone.
Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Kostas Pliakos
Script: Antonis Alakiotis
Cinematography: Kostas Pliakos
Editing: Kostas Pliakos
Sound: Thanasis Gikas
Music: Theodoros Antoniou, Michalis Voutsadakis, Nikos Iliodromitis, Loukianos Kilaidonis, Kostas Gyftakis, Esther Abrami
Production: Ελληνική Κοινωνία Αποτέφρωσης
Producers: Antonis Alakiotis
Narration: Konstantinos Markoulakis
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 73΄
Contact: Kostas Pliakos,

Kostas Pliakos


2013 Welcome to the Show, the Musical Legacy of Pavlos Sidiropoulos (co-direction)
2014 Yusef’s Song
2017 A Christmas Tale (short)
2019 The Square of a Circle
2021 The Promise