Acropolis of Athens

Ακρόπολις των Αθηνών

An educational documentary by Robert Manthoulis, Fotis Mesthenaios and Iraklis Papadakis, filmed under the archaeological guidance of Yannis Miliadis, Director of the Acropolis Museum, who is also the narrator. The film is a wonderfully consistent mapping of the Acropolis site, its objects, spaces, iconography, and connection with history and tradition. From the opening moments and the presentation of the complexity and uniqueness of its location, and through the highlighting of every striking detail within a wider artistic context, the film takes us on a journey through time, connecting the centuries of the Athenian history glory to the present day, with the monument framed not only as the glowing monument of an old civilization, but also in relation to its current position above a great, modern city. At a time when the works of Robert Manthoulis were already winning awards and traveling abroad and he, as a member of the “Group of Five,” was passionately promoting the art of documentary filmmaking and public education, Acropolis found distribution in a memorable way, through a screening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which led to its sale to a number of universities in America and around the world. The film will be screened in a digital copy (DCP), featuring English subtitles and Greek subtitles for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (SDH).

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Roviros Manthoulis
Script: Roviros Manthoulis
Cinematography: Fotis Mesthenaios
Producers: Roviros Manthoulis, Fotis Mesthrenaios, Iraklis Papadakis
Format: DCP
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1960
Duration: 28΄
Contact: Roviros Manthoulis,

Roviros Manthoulis


1958 Leucada, the Island of the Poets (short)
1960 Papadopoulos Family (fiction)
1960 The Mayoress (fiction)
1960 Acropolis of Athens (short)
1962 Hands Up, Hitler! (fiction)
1963 The Greatest Force co direction with Fotis Mesthenaios and Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1965 Green Gold co direction with Fotis Mesthenaios and Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1965 Mortals and Gods co direction with Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1965 Barrier 11 co direction with Fotis Mesthenaios and Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1966 Face to Face (fiction)
1967 Better Organization, Less Effort, More Income co direction with Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1967 For a Better Household co direction with Iraklis Papadakis (short)
1973 Blues under the Skin
1990 Sahraouis In Attendance
1995 Erotic Years
1997 The Greek Civil War
1998 My Jaffa
1998 The Dictatorship of Greek Colonels
2002 Lilly’s Story (fiction)