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Greek auteurs and their gaze on the world around us.

  • A Forgotten Past
    A Forgotten Past Andreas Hadjipateras 2018, Greece
    Solomon Juxon-Smith, whose father was head of state of Sierra Leone, is a grocery store employee in New York and a political refugee. A Forgotten Past narrates the story of ...

  • A Simple Life
    A Simple Life Myrto Papadogeorgou, Robert Harding Pittman 2018, Greece, Germany, USA
    Gioula lives a simple life on her olive farm somewhere on the Greek coast. When a golf resort destined for wealthy foreigners threatens to change her entire world, she fights ...

  • Arvanitika
    Στα αρβανίτικα Katerina Clark 2019, Greece
    The documentary looks at Arvanitika, in an effort to preserve this dying language and find out who the people that speak this language are and what their role has been ...

  • Aunt Nelly's Boats
    Τα βαπόρια της θείας Νέλλης Natassa Iatropoulou 2018, Greece
    Aunt Nelly. The sea. Her love for boats. For the trip. “No matter what I’d choose to study, I would still make something with my hands. It’s in my nature,” ...

  • Bios… The Other Way
    Βίος… Ο άλλος δρόμος Dimitris Papadopoulos, Ioannis Kolaxizis 2019, Greece
    In Thessaloniki, a city deeply affected by the economic crisis, over 420 citizens joined forces and under the slogan “We take our food in our hands” created the non-profit Social ...

  • Birth Days
    Birth Days Danae Stylianou 2018, Cyprus
    A documentary about the miracle of giving birth in times of excessive medical intervention. In a country where the rate of Caesarean section births is four times higher than the ...

  • Crete Arising
    Crete Arising Constantine Papanicolaou 2018, Greece
    Every year the island of Crete ranks as one of the top summer vacation spots in the world. Concerned that the mega-industry of tourism is altering the Cretan culture, a ...

  • Eugène
    Ευγένιος Yiannis Nikolaou 2018, Greece
    A farewell to the father figure… Three generations of veteran footballers from all over Greece and various parts of the world gather for two days in Ηeraklion, Crete, to pay ...

  • Flowers and Roses (The Roundup of Kalamaria)
    Τα ρόδα, τα τριαντάφυλλα (Το μπλόκο της Καλαμαριάς) Mihalis Agrafiotis 2019, Greece
    On August 13, 1944, Greek Nazi collaborators invaded Kalamaria region, southeast of Thessaloniki,with a kill list. They had assassinated 11 people by noon. At that time, the mayor organized a ...

  • Fourth Wall
    Τέταρτος τοίχος Dimitris Gkotsis 2018, Greece
    The fourth wall is raised between the theater of everyday life and each of its observers, making the social fabric seem immutable, while the individual features of each person provide ...

  • From Terror to Resistance – Nazi Camp Pavlos Melas Thessaloniki 1941–1944
    Από τον τρόμο στην αντίσταση – Ναζιστικό Στρατόπεδο Παύλου Μελά Θεσσαλονίκη 1941-1944 Yorgos Keramidiotis 2018, Greece
    The film narrates events happening in the Nazi camp Pavlos Melas in Thessaloniki, in the wider region of the city and Northern Greece, and in Nazi Germany during the period ...

  • Greeks in Hollywood
    Έλληνες στο Χόλιγουντ Nikos Theodosiou 2019, Greece
    Greek immigrants, pioneers of the seventh art in America (actors and producers) at the time of silent cinema.

  • Holy Nostalgia
    Αγία Νοσταλγία Xenophon Angelopoulos 2018, Greece
    A journey through time, space, memory, and nostalgia of a young Greek immigrant in the US in the 80s, as it emerges from her correspondence with her family back home, ...

  • Humans
    Άνθρωποι Panayotis Athinaios 2018, Greece
    Humans: who humans are, what these humans are, what human means. Some images that show some people, how they live, how they move, how they interact with each other. Maybe ...

  • KETHEA Mosaic: 15 Years Mosaic of Emotions
    ΚΕΘΕΑ Mosaic: 15 χρόνια ψηφιδωτό συναισθημάτων Yannis Xirouchakis 2019, Greece
    This documentary looks into KETHEA’s (Therapeutic Center for Dependent Individuals) course of action KETHEA Mosaic, during its 15 years of operation. Through the narrations of its staff, volunteers, and members, ...

  • Light
    Light Nikos Kontizas 2018, Greece
    The modern world is dominated by the power of image and the messages it conveys to the conscious and the subconscious mind. In a world without vision, with no images, ...

  • Make/Believe
    Make/Believe Konstantinos Menelaou 2018, Greece
    A nuanced personal portrait of Matthew Zorpas, a devoted fashion influencer and one of the world’s most fashionable gentlemen. By exposing the man behind the Instagram feed, the film questions ...

  • Moment in My Life
    Η στιγμή σου στη ζωή μου Chara Fragou 2019, Greece
    In days of crisis, days of seeking visions, a group of people decides to write an exceptional story of a local society. This is about GAIA, the volunteer group of ...

  • My Katines
    Οι κατίνες μου Vilma Meniki 2019, Greece
    This is the story of the Autonomous Group of Women of Thessaloniki, which was active during 1985–1995. They published a feminist magazine, ran an SOS line for victims of abuse, ...

  • Ovil and Usman
    Ovil and Usman Dimitris Yeros 2019, Greece
    Ovil and Usman are a gay Muslim couple who only wish to live together. To make it happen, they have to flee their home countries towards the “Paradise of the ...

  • Portraits
    Portraits Christos Pitharas 2019, Greece
    Nineteen women of different ages and ethnic backgrounds take their place in front of the camera, answering personal questions without using any words. Women as partners, friends, lovers, daughters, and ...

  • Quiet Life
    Quiet Life Tasos Giapoutzis 2018, Greece, UK
    Snapshots of daily life in a small town in Northern Greece. An aging local community as opposed to a young refugee family living in the city due to a distant ...

  • Remedy
    Βάλσαμο Eliana Abravanel 2018, Greece
    What do the residents of one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world do when tourists go home? The Mykonos Gastronomy Club, an unconventional “family” of renowned restaurant chefs, ...

  • Rita
    Ρίτα Giorgos Danopoulos 2018, Greece
    Rita, an old-school prostitute in Athens, talks about facts and aspects of her life and character. As she wanders around the brothel, her soft voice-over accompanies the film's imagery, revealing ...

  • Rocks' Shadow
    Στη σκιά των βράχων Haris Gioulatos 2019, Greece
    Beneath the shadow of the rocks, light, love and a zest for art and culture are prevailing. Theatro Vrahon (the Theatre of Rocks) in Vyronas, at the foot of Hymettus ...

  • Roots
    Ρίζες Eliza Soroga, Aegli Drakou 2018, Greece
    This is a documentary about the daily life of elderly women who live alone in remote villages of Epirus. A timeless cinematic approach, built on the metaphysics of female existence, ...

  • Science and Orthodoxy around the World
    Science and Orthodoxy around the World Christos Panagos 2019, Greece
    If we accept that God is faith and science is knowledge, is there a point where these two converge? Many have spoken of a dialogue between science and faith. What ...

  • Serifos: The Iron Island
    Σέριφος: Η σιδηρά νήσος Giorgos Zoilis 2018, Greece
    A documentary about the small Greek island of Serifos in the Aegean Sea. It tells the story of the mining industry active there from the late 19th century until mid ...

  • Solomos
    Solomos Vicky Arvelaki 2018, Greece
    Solomos worked selling lottery tickets. He looks different, invisible. If you sit next to him, he will ask how you are doing and will offer you a cigarette. Solomos is ...

  • The Antikythera Mechanism – Narrations
    Ο μηχανισμός των Αντικυθήρων – Αφηγήσεις Nikos Papakostas 2018, Greece, UK, USA
    The documentary presents the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computer of the 2nd century BC, which is the most important artefact of antiquity. Invented by Greek scientists based on Pythagorean philosophy ...

  • The Band
    Η μπάντα Nikos Aslanidis 2018, Greece
    2019 is the year of the 100th anniversary of the Pontic-Greek Genocide. This documentary is based on the autobiography of Yannis Papadopoulos, a member of the local band of Kerasous, ...

  • The Blonde Magician When the Show Ends
    Ο Ξανθός Mάγος όταν το show τελειώσει Kostis Asikelis 2018, Greece
    The man labeled “The Greek David Copperfield” grew up in a village of Grevena, northern Greece, and decided to become a magician as early as a little boy. His fame ...

  • The Canaries
    Τα καναρίνια Giorgos Kivernitis 2019, Greece
    Petrina and Stathis fell in love when they were little kids. However, they went their separate ways and followed their own paths. They had children, grandchildren, they raised their families.

  • The Gospel of Michiel
    The Gospel of Michiel Thanasis Kafetzis 2019, Greece
    An ambitious Dutch architect starts a housing project in a rural community of Kenya. His goal is to implement the principles of a book he has been writing for almost ...

  • The History of the LaikoHospital, Asvestohori TB Sanatorium
    Η ιστορία του Λαϊκού Σανατορίου Ασβεστοχωρίου Andreas Tsatsaias 2018, Greece
    The theatrical performance Not a Single Breath to Spare becomes the narrator of Asvestochori Sanatorium’s history, in northern Greece, where thousands of tuberculosis patients were hospitalized and thousands died without ...

  • The Poet Maria Polydouris in Paris of the Ιnterwar
    Η Μαρία Πολυδούρη στο Παρίσι του Μεσοπολέμου Costas Dandinakis 2018, Greece
    Unconventional Greek poet Maria Polydouri (1902–1930) escaped from the mournful society of Athens in 1926 and resorted to Paris to join her Fate. The chronicle of a quest.

  • Victor or Power to the Children
    Βικτώρ ή τα παιδιά στην εξουσία Karolos Zonaras 2018, Greece
    This film is a video-recorded performance of a landmark play from French surrealism, which was staged as a musical for the first time ever. Libretto and music are by the ...

  • When the South Wind Blows
    Όταν φυσάει νοτιάς Kalliopi Legaki 2019, Greece
    Α documentary about the Mobile Mental Health Units in the Cyclades islands. The meetings of the therapists with their patients and their efforts – with the help of the community ...

  • Zones and Passages
    Ζώνες και περάσματα Iro Siafliaki 2018, Greece, France
    Images of labor and unemployment in present-day Greece. Athens, Perama, Thessaloniki, Skouries… “Block after block, the liquidation of the world goes on” (René Char). Instances of rupture with what used ...

01 March 2019
17:30 Greeks in Hollywood | Έλληνες στο Χόλιγουντ JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 055
22:30 Make/Believe | Make/Believe JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 057
02 March 2019
17:30 The Gospel of Michiel | The Gospel of Michiel JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 155
17:30 Solomos | Solomos JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 155
18:00 Rita | Ρίτα PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 125
18:00 Ovil and Usman | Ovil and Usman PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 125
18:00 From Terror to Resistance – Nazi Camp Pavlos Melas Thessaloniki 1941–1944 | Από τον τρόμο στην αντίσταση – Ναζιστικό Στρατόπεδο Παύλου Μελά Θεσσαλονίκη 1941-1944 STAVROS TORNES ID: 165
03 March 2019
15:00 Humans | Άνθρωποι JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 254
15:30 The History of the LaikoHospital, Asvestohori TB Sanatorium | Η ιστορία του Λαϊκού Σανατορίου Ασβεστοχωρίου STAVROS TORNES ID: 264
17:30 Roots | Ρίζες PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 225
17:30 The Poet Maria Polydouris in Paris of the Ιnterwar | Η Μαρία Πολυδούρη στο Παρίσι του Μεσοπολέμου JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 255
17:30 Serifos: The Iron Island | Σέριφος: Η σιδηρά νήσος PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 225
17:30 Holy Nostalgia | Αγία Νοσταλγία JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 255
18:00 Flowers and Roses (The Roundup of Kalamaria) | Τα ρόδα, τα τριαντάφυλλα (Το μπλόκο της Καλαμαριάς) STAVROS TORNES ID: 265
18:00 Arvanitika | Στα αρβανίτικα STAVROS TORNES ID: 265
04 March 2019
18:00 The Band | Η μπάντα STAVROS TORNES ID: 365
05 March 2019
17:30 Bios… The Other Way | Βίος… Ο άλλος δρόμος JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 455
18:00 Moment in My Life | Η στιγμή σου στη ζωή μου STAVROS TORNES ID: 465
06 March 2019
17:30 Rocks' Shadow | Στη σκιά των βράχων JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 555
17:45 Science and Orthodoxy around the World | Science and Orthodoxy around the World PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 525
18:00 Crete Arising | Crete Arising STAVROS TORNES ID: 565
18:00 Fourth Wall | Τέταρτος τοίχος STAVROS TORNES ID: 565
07 March 2019
17:30 Victor or Power to the Children | Βικτώρ ή τα παιδιά στην εξουσία PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 625
17:45 A Forgotten Past | A Forgotten Past JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 655
18:00 Birth Days | Birth Days STAVROS TORNES ID: 665
18:00 A Simple Life | A Simple Life STAVROS TORNES ID: 665
20:00 From Terror to Resistance – Nazi Camp Pavlos Melas Thessaloniki 1941–1944 | Από τον τρόμο στην αντίσταση – Ναζιστικό Στρατόπεδο Παύλου Μελά Θεσσαλονίκη 1941-1944 PAVLOS MELAS - METROPOLITAN PARK ID: ---
20:30 Aunt Nelly's Boats | Τα βαπόρια της θείας Νέλλης STAVROS TORNES ID: 666
08 March 2019
15:00 KETHEA Mosaic: 15 Years Mosaic of Emotions | ΚΕΘΕΑ Mosaic: 15 χρόνια ψηφιδωτό συναισθημάτων JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 754
17:30 My Katines | Οι κατίνες μου JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 755
17:30 Remedy | Βάλσαμο PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 725
17:30 Portraits | Portraits JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 755
17:45 When the South Wind Blows | Όταν φυσάει νοτιάς STAVROS TORNES ID: 765
17:45 Light | Light STAVROS TORNES ID: 765
09 March 2019
17:30 The Canaries | Τα καναρίνια PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 825
17:30 The Blonde Magician When the Show Ends | Ο Ξανθός Mάγος όταν το show τελειώσει JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 855
17:30 Eugène | Ευγένιος JOHN CASSAVETES ID: 855
17:30 Quiet Life | Quiet Life PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 825
18:00 Zones and Passages | Ζώνες και περάσματα STAVROS TORNES ID: 865
10 March 2019
17:30 The Antikythera Mechanism – Narrations | Ο μηχανισμός των Αντικυθήρων – Αφηγήσεις PAVLOS ZANNAS ID: 925

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