Stone years

Πέτρινα χρόνια

Eighteen-year-old Eleni and 22-year-old Babis meet and fall in love in Thessaly, in 1954. Soon after, Babis is arrested for illegal political activities and is condemned to many years in prison. Eleni, who is also wanted, leaves for Athens, where she will live under cover until 1966. When, in 1966, babis is transferred from Crete to the prison on Aegina, Eleni will manages to board the ship just to catch a glimpse of him. In late 1966, Babis is released and then they are free for the first time to enjoy their love.

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Direction: Pantelis Voulgaris
Script: Pantelis Voulgaris
Cinematography: Yorgos Arvanitis
Editing: Andreas Andreadakis
Sound: Andreas Achladis
Music: Stamatis Spanoudakis
Actors: Themis Bazaka, Dimitris Katalifos, Maria Martika, Irini Inglessi, Nikos Birbilis, Ilias Katevas
Production: EKK, EPT A.E., Παντελής Bούλγαρης
Costumes: Ioulia Stavridou
Sets: Ioulia Stavridou
Format: 35mm
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1985
Duration: 142'
Awards/Distinctions: Awards: Best film, best direction, best actress at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Best film, best actress, and best music at the State Quality Awards of the Ministry of Culture. Special mention for the performance of Themis Bazaka and the OCIC prize at the Venice Film Festival. Award for best actress and music at the Valencia Film Festival.

Pantelis Voulgaris

He was born in Athens in 1940. He studied Film Direction at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in Athens and after his graduation, he worked as an assistant director on many films. His films have received numerous international awards. His film Little England was the official entry of Greece for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.


1966 Jimmy the Tiger (short)
1972 The Engagement of Anna
1973 The Great Love Songs (doc)
1976 Happy Day
1980 Eleftherios Venizelos
1981 Karolos Koun (doc)
1985 Stone Years
1987 Yannis Ritsos (doc)
1988 The Striker with the Number 9
1991 Quiet Days in August
1995 Acropol
1998 It's a Long Road
2004 Brides
2009 Soul Deep
2013 Little England
2017 The Last Note