Anna Wich – Photographer

Anna Wich - φωτογράφος

Anna Wich was a German photographer who decided to live and work in Athens when the Greek military junta collapsed in 1974. Shunning the picturesque beauty of postcard-perfect Greece, Anna Wich chose to turn her lens onto the neglected faces of the country: daily life in the city, places and peoples, the old district of Elaionas that has turned into a disadvantaged neighbourhood, stray cats... But also onto the true relation between modern Greece and Antiquity, as well as onto the magic of the sea. However, Anna Wich’s creative identity is only an excuse for a deeper reflection. A reflection on the identity of a German woman,who was born after WWII, who was nurtured in a Europe where everything is cast into doubt and who chose to live in an introverted, almost agoraphobic Greece. It’s also a reflection on our country that didn’t succeed in embracing the ideas of progress, of emancipation from the national legend, of a creative dialogue with the Western world to which Greece chose to belong... A documentary film on loss.
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Direction: Stavros Kaplanidis
Script: Stavros Kaplanidis
Cinematography: Christoforos Georgoutsos
Editing: Chronis Theoharis, Stavros Kaplanidis
Sound: Fanis Karayorgos
Music: Alekos Papadatos
Producers: Stavros Kaplanidis
Format: ProRes
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2013
Duration: 61΄

Stavros Kaplanidis


1984 Les Amants Terribles (fiction)
1989 Loussias (TV series)
1991 The Birds Here Don’t Fly…
1994 Stavros Tornes – The Poor Hunter of the South
2006 Play it again, Christos
2013 Anna Wich – Photographer
2019 Teos and Stavros