25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

Salonica is about Thessaloniki, the northern Greek city at the crossroads of the Orient and Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. What makes this city historically unique is the fact that for 450 years it was mainly Jewish and the predominant language was Spanish. Against this background, Salonica takes a close look at the city today, introducing us to some of its diverse residents: Jewish survivors, Russian immigrants, Gypsies, Greek nationalists. Their stories paint a cinematic fresco of a place and a century torn apart by violence.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Paolo Poloni
Cinematography: Matthias Kälin
Editing: Paolo Poloni, Matthias Bürcher, Florian Siegrist
Music: Minos Matsas
Production: Doc Productions
Producers: Rose-Marie Schneider
Co-production: SF DRS, SRG SSR idée suisse
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland
Production Year: 2008
Duration: 57'
Contact: 7th Art Releasing

Paolo Poloni


1989 Volver
1990 Witschi geht
1994 Asmara
1999 Asinara (short)
2003 Viaggio a Misterbianco
2005 Die Ratte, die Stadt, das Gift
2006 Josefstrasse
2008 Salonica
2011 Der Italiener
2012 Weihnachten in Mulhapar
2014 Mulhapar
2018 Bodä – Wir essen was wir säen