On Tuesday 18 December at 19:30 and on Wednesday 19 December at 21:30 in cinema Utopia we will screen the film CHRISTMAS TANGO (Grèce, 2011, colour, 102 min) by Nikos Koutelidakis. The film is in the Greek original version with Εnglish subtitles. Suitable for children over 16 years old.
Based on the best selling novel by Yannis Xanthoulis, “Christmas Tango” takes place in a cold and dreary army camp where a lonely lieutenant finds himself longing for the beautiful but unhappy wife of his colonel. Determined to ask her to dance at the upcoming Christmas party, the love-struck lieutenant complicates matters immeasurably when he recruits a soldier to teach him how to tango. “Christmas Tango” won three Hellenic Film Academy awards for best musical score, art direction and costumes.
During the Greek junta, four people struggle with illicit desires at a military camp somewhere in Evros. Colonel Loggos is very much in love with his young wife, but the feelings are not mutual. She’s much more interested in Stefanos Karamanidis, a lieutenant determined to win her affections, who’s even learning to tango, so he can ask her to dance at the upcoming Christmas party. Only problem is, his dance instructor, soldier Lazarou, a sensitive young man with an artistic disposition, suddenly finds himself faced with emotions he never even knew he had - emotions he’d barely admit to himself, let alone anybody else.