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Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece The Mirror was screened On Tuesday, November 9, at Makedonikon, as part of the carte blanche offered by the 62nd TIFF to the internationally renowned editor Claire Atherton, guest of the Festival’s tribute "In the Cut: Editing and its secrets". Claire Atherton shared with the audience some thoughts on the film, just before the start of the screening, in the crowded theatre.

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In the framework of the Agora Talks of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the discussion “Lost in Corona-shooting, Daughters, a pan-European road movie during Covid-19 era” took place on Sunday, November 7th, at Warehouse C, at the Port of Thessaloniki. Initially, Bettina Brokemper, the producer, from Heimatfilm Company and Konstantinos Kontovrakis, the producer from Heretic Company, took the floor, welcomed the audience and shared the story of the film Daughters.

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Multifaceted editor and visual artist Claire Atherton delivered a masterclass at Pavlos Zannas, on Wednesday November 10, unravelling her journey in cinema and her thirty-year collaboration with the unforgettable Belgian pioneer of cinema, Chantal Akerman

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The film Doxobus, first screened in 1987, came back on Friday, November 5th on the screens of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, in the first of two global accessibility screenings held by the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, in collaboration with Alpha Bank, the Festival's accessibility sponsor. The film was prefaced by Orestis Andreadakis, the artistic director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, who identified himself before the audience.

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The book presentation of the publication “Motherland, I See You” by the Hellenic Film Academy was held on Sunday, at Warehouse C. The book, which will soon be released by Nefeli publications, was presented by Dimitris Papanikolaou, assistant professor at the Law Department of Oxford University, Aphroditi Nikolaidou, assistant professor at Athens University, Geli Mademli, coordinator of publications for the Thessaloniki Film Festival and researcher at Amsterdam University, while Phaedra Vokali, general director of the Hellenic Film Academy, coordinated the discussion.

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