The Rhapsodist

Ο ραψωδός

64th TIFF: World Premiere

Over the course of a night, a storyteller captures bar patrons with his tale of mysterious magic and petty crime. As new customers enter the bar and new events unfold in the story, we dive into the listener’s imaginations to reveal a unique version of the oddball characters the rhapsodist has created.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Nikolai Hamel
Script: Nikolai Hamel, Promitheas Aleiferopoulos
Cinematography: Thomas Tsiftelis
Editing: Mathias Askeland
Sound: Stavros Avramidis
Music: Research, Prins Obi
Actors: Promitheas Aleiferopoulos, Thanos Tokakis, Maria Katsandri, Natalia Swift, Kostass Berikopoulos, Erikos Litsis, Sandra Abuelghanam, Panos Zigouros, Antonis Tsiller, Takis Sakelariou, Fanis Milleounis, Socratis Patsikas
Production: Filmiki Productions
Producers: Nicholas Alavanos, Nikolai Hamel, Christina Stavropoulou
Co-production: EKOME SA
Costumes: Tasos Dimas, Sofia Kotsikou, Katerina Chalioti
Sets: Dimitra Panagiotopoulou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 87'
Contact: Filmiki Productions (Nicholas Alavanos, / Christina Stavropoulou,

Nikolai Hamel

Nikolai Hamel grew up in the US. He taught English in China before moving to the UK in 2012 to get his Μaster's degree in filmmaking. While there, Nikolai befriended Greek filmmaker Faidra Tsolina and actor Promitheas Aleifereropoulos. Together they’ve made several short films before working on The Rhapsodist.


2014 The Final Moments of Poe and Nina (short)
2015 Basilisk (short)
2016 The Melancholy of Leftovers (short)
2023 The Rhapsodist