Flowers Fade Early, Kakopetros, August 28, 1944

Λουλούδια που μαράθηκαν νωρίς, Κακόπετρος 28 Αυγούστου 1944

20th TDF: World premiere

Dawn of August 28, 1944. Chania, Crete. During the Occupation, the German conquerors encircle the small village Kakopetros, located today in the Municipality of Platanias in Chania. In the afternoon when they depart, Nazis leave 23 dead people behind. They also leave empty, looted houses, and the souls of the people of this village, eternally wounded. Five survivors open their chest of fragile memories and remember what happened at that rainy Monday. They recall the facts and share how painful their life was the following years.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Matthaios Frantzeskakis, Vicky Arvelaki
Script: Matthaios Frantzeskakis
Editing: Vicky Arvelaki
Music: Psarantonis (Antonis Xilouris), Psarogiorgis (Yorgis Xilouris), Yiannis Papatzanis, Yiannis Polichronakis
Production: Cultural Organization of Crete
Producers: Matthaios Frantzeskakis
Format: DCP
Color: Color/B&W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 64'
Contact: Cultural Organization of Crete,

Matthaios Frantzeskakis


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