M. Karagatsis

Μ. Καραγάτσης (Η γενιά του '30)

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in collaboration with COSMOTE TV, presents the first theatrical screening of the documentary M. Karagatsis, produced by COSMOTE TV. The protagonists of the first great fiction trilogy by the greatest Greek storyteller, the daring and heretical M. Karagatsis, are made flesh in this episode, in which characters and scenes from his works are cinematically interwoven in his fictional imagination. The dramatized heroes of the most-read Greek prose author, those who inspired and defined his oeuvre and his penetrating gaze, reintroduce the viewer to his unbridled eroticism, his existential angst, and his sharp eye for prewar and postwar Greek society. A society with many faces, which the daring Karagatsis never hesitated to show up and deride, creating a relief fresco of the most real and most fully fleshed-out characters in Greek prose. Invitations are available at the Festival’s ticket offices.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Yorgos Gkikapeppas
Script: Yorgos Gkikapeppas
Cinematography: Pantelis Mantzanas
Editing: Giorgos Argyropoulos
Sound: Kostas Drakopoulos
Music: Yorgos Gkikapeppas
Actors: Antonis Miriagos, Omiros Poulakis, Thanos Tokakis, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Nikos Georgakis, Yorgos Karamihos
Production: COSMOTE TV
Costumes: Labrini Kardara
Executive producer: Vicky Nikolaou
Sets: Labrini Kardara
Make Up: Demi Stamatopoulou
Format: DCP
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 69΄

Yorgos Gkikapeppas

He was born in Athens and studied at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. He has been awarded twice the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) for his feature films Silent (2015) and The City of Children (2011). For the latter, he also received the Best Film Award from the Panhellenic Film Critics Association and three awards from the Hellenic Film Academy. His third film Silent Night (2021), a docudrama based on the final hours of Ioannis Kapodistrias, was screened at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He has also directed in the theater and was honored with the Young Playwrights Award by the Ministry of Culture. On television, he has directed various series, including Greek One Act Plays (ET1), Mystery Stories (ANT1) as a member of the screenwriting and directing team, O giteftis (ANT1), 4 (Mega), The Life and Work of Ioannis Kapodistrias, The Birth of a Nation, and The 30s Generation (COSMOTE TV), Liar (Alpha), The Bracelet of Fire (ERT), and the series The Wilder, based on his own screenplay.


2007 O giteftis (TV Series)
2007 Kainourgia zoi (short)
2011 The City of Children
2015 Silent
2017 In the Heart of Soul (short doc)
2019 Oi peirates tou Aigaiou (TV Series doc)
2019 The Life and Work of Ioannis Kapodistrias (TV Series doc)
2020 The Beauty on My Knees
2022 Liar (TV Series)
2023 The Bracelet of Fire (TV Mini-Series)
2023 Erimi hora (TV Mini-Series)