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We would like to inform you that the submission window for the Podcast section of the 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is extended to Monday, January 31 2022, at 5pm, due to delays and problems generated by the adverse weather conditions afflicting many areas of Greece. 

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Christmas screenings at the Festival’s theaters

 

Thessaloniki Film Festival offers the chance to both adults and children who love films to feel the Christmas magic of cinema by watching two movies that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas! The Bishop’s Wife (1947), one of the loveliest Christmas stories, featuring Cary Grant and David Niven, will raise the curtain on Tuesday 21/12 and Thursday 23/12. The following week, shortly before waving goodbye at 2021, on Tuesday 28/12, the floor be given to one of the most beloved Christmas heroes, cranky Grinch, dubbed by the voice of the one-and-only Giorgos Kapoutzidis!

 

Admission: 1+1 ticket = 7.5 euros

Free admission for all children under 12 years old

Tickets available at:

https://www.viva.gr/tickets/venues/filmfestival/

The Festival’s theaters operate as Covid-free spaces and admission is permitted only upon presentation of a valid vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate. Details on the Health & Safety protocol for the Festival’s theaters can be found HERE.

 

A few words on the films:

The Bishop’s Wife

(USA, 1947)

Director: Henry Koster. Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Barcovici. Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven. Language: English. Black & White, 109΄.

An angel (Cary Grant) arrives on Earth with a mission to offer guidance to a bishop (David Niven), who seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and his duty: taken over by an obsession to renovate his church, he neglects his family forgetting that people are far more important than a building. Using his charm as a means of persuasion, the angel softens people’s hearts, striving to restore the bishop to the path of kindness and love, as Christmas are only a few days away. One of the loveliest Christmas movies, full of tenderness and humor. 

*The movie was nominated for 5 Oscars and won the Academy Award for Best Sound.

The trailer of the film: https://youtu.be/b2uR6D4Wsiw

STAVROS TORNES theater: Tuesday 21/12 and Thursday 23/12, 18:00

The Grinch

(USA, 2018)

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier, Screenplay: Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow. With the voice of: Giorgos Kapoutzidis. Language: Dubbed into Greek. Colored, 85΄.  

This adaptation of the wonderful fairytale How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss unfolds the story of a cranky and stubborn little creature that decides to steal Christmas, but ends up with a softened heart thanks to the intervention of the generous and kind-hearted young girl. Funny, tender and majestically illustrated, our beloved Grinch reflects a universal story on the spirit of Christmas and the invincible power of love and optimism. Giorgos Kapoutzidis offers his voice to the lead character.

The trailer of the film: https://youtu.be/8cJVcDdNreA

STAVROS TORNES theater: Tuesday 28/12, 18:00

 

 

The main exhibition of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, “The Rules of the Game”, following its successful course in Thessaloniki, is moving to Athens, at The Project Gallery (3, Normanou str., Monastiraki). The timeless masterpiece The Rules of the Game (1939) served as inspirational guide for the 62ndTIFF’s main exhibition, hosted in collaboration with MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts, inviting ten young visual artists to create ten original works, drawing inspiration from Jean Renoir’s iconic movie.

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