The Artist Is Present

Agony and ecstasy, artistic creation as a process and result, as a deep and uplifting expression of one’s soul. The program comprises portraits of artists and works that change us.

  • Behind the Wall
    Πίσω από τον τοίχο Nefeli Sarri 2018, Greece
    Α documentary on Dimitris Papaioannou, the Greek director, choreographer, performer, and visual artist. This is not an ordinary artist biography. Following the preparation of his most mysterious and essential piece ...

  • Escher, Journey Into Infinity
    Escher, Journey Into Infinity Robin Lutz 2018, The Netherlands
    Forty-four years after his death, renowned Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher steps out of the shadows and tells us, in his own words, the story of his life. Escher’s ...

  • FOR NO REASONS meetings with Yorgos Maniatis
    ΓΙΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΛΟΓΟΥΣ συναντήσεις με τον Γιώργο Μανιάτη Stavros Psillakis 2019, Greece
    Yorgos Maniatis (1939–2018), a legionnaire in Algeria at the age of 18, an author and later a musician, defines himself as a “public menace.” This film is not a biopic, ...

  • Gloria's Call
    Gloria's Call Cheri Gaulke 2018, USA
    Even if she tried, Gloria Orenstein would never go by unnoticed, no matter what she put her hands on. Renowned scholar, ecofeminist pioneer, expert in surrealist literature, highlighting women writers ...

  • Homes
    Οικίες Leonidas Konstantarakos, Stavros Petropoulos 2018, Greece
    Ten site-specific shows and performances examine the traumatic experience of forceful displacement, the violent loss of one’s “home” and a sense of belonging. The film follows the artists through Athens ...

  • Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art
    Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art Thorkell S. Hardarson, Örn Marinó Arnarson 2018, Iceland, Greece
    Numerous ex-colonies, back at the time when they gained independence, struggling to concretize their national identity, found themselves in a rather awkward position: imploring, as if beggars, for the return ...

  • Outer Space Kids
    Outer Space Kids Giorgos Gounezos 2018, Greece
    Outer Space Kids is a crew that explores tunnels and transforms abandoned factories to outdoor galleries. Their artistic creations remain unknown and well-hidden in old industrial structures across Greece. Large-scale ...

  • Pangea
    Pangea John Nikolopoulos 2018, Greece
    Thodoris Trampas depicts a process of union through destruction and the need for reconciliation with the other side through a prolonged performance. In an enclosed space, 6 meters long and ...

  • Shooting the Mafia
    Shooting the Mafia Kim Longinotto 2019, Ireland, USA
    In contrast to the romanticized image of the Sicilian Mafia, the documentary explores the stark reality of a network of violence, blood and power. Photographer Letizia Battaglia stood up to ...

  • The Miracle of the Little Prince
    Het Wonder van Le Petit Prince Marjoleine Boonstra 2018, The Netherlands
    This fascinating documentary visits the people who translated the celebrated children’s book The Little Prince in some of the world’s rarest languages, still spoken today but in danger of extinction.

  • Up the Mountain
    Huo Shan Yang Zhang 2018, China
    Years ago, Chinese artist Shen Jianhua moved from Shanghai to a remote mountain village. His drawing lessons have a profound effect on the lives of his pupils, while his home ...

  • Walking on Water
    Walking on Water Andrey M. Paounov 2018, USA, Italy
    An uncensored look into the process through which grief is transformed into creative art. The documentary follows Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations, who has recently lost his ...

  • Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
    Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Arwen Curry 2018, USA
    A feature documentary exploring the life and, even more, the legacy of science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. A journey over the course of a decade through the writer’s ...

02 March 2019
18:00 Escher, Journey Into Infinity | Escher, Journey Into Infinity FRIDA LIAPPA ID: 145
03 March 2019
13:00 Up the Mountain | Huo Shan OLYMPION ID: 213
13:15 Escher, Journey Into Infinity | Escher, Journey Into Infinity STAVROS TORNES ID: 263
19:00 Walking on Water | Walking on Water CHRISTOS TSAKIRIS ID: ---
04 March 2019
20:30 Shooting the Mafia | Shooting the Mafia OLYMPION ID: 316
22:00 Homes | Οικίες PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 327
22:00 Pangea | Pangea PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 327
05 March 2019
17:45 Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art | Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 435
19:00 Pangea | Pangea CHRISTOS TSAKIRIS ID: ---
19:00 Homes | Οικίες CHRISTOS TSAKIRIS ID: ---
06 March 2019
13:15 Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art | Nefertiti – The Lonely Queen: Stories from the World of Looted Ancient Art FRIDA LIAPPA ID: 543
15:00 Walking on Water | Walking on Water TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 534
20:00 FOR NO REASONS meetings with Yorgos Maniatis | ΓΙΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΛΟΓΟΥΣ συναντήσεις με τον Γιώργο Μανιάτη JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 556
22:30 Gloria's Call | Gloria's Call TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 537
22:30 Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin | Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 537
07 March 2019
13:00 FOR NO REASONS meetings with Yorgos Maniatis | ΓΙΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΛΟΓΟΥΣ συναντήσεις με τον Γιώργο Μανιάτη PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 623
20:30 Behind the Wall | Πίσω από τον τοίχο STAVROS TORNES ID: 666
08 March 2019
13:00 Gloria's Call | Gloria's Call TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 733
13:00 Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin | Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 733
15:15 Behind the Wall | Πίσω από τον τοίχο PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 724
22:30 Outer Space Kids | Outer Space Kids JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 757
09 March 2019
15:45 Up the Mountain | Huo Shan OLYMPION ID: 814
17:15 The Miracle of the Little Prince | Het Wonder van Le Petit Prince TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 835
21:30 Outer Space Kids | Outer Space Kids CHRISTOS TSAKIRIS ID: ---
10 March 2019
15:30 The Miracle of the Little Prince | Het Wonder van Le Petit Prince STAVROS TORNES ID: 964
20:00 Shooting the Mafia | Shooting the Mafia TONIA MARKETAKI ID: 936

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