Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ο Γιώργος του Κέδρου | Yorgos of Kedros (2020) by Yannis and Yorgos Kolozis

On Tuesday 15 June at 19:00 and on Wednesday 16 June at 20:00 the documentary Yorgos of Kedros
(Greece, 2020, 82 min, colour / black & white) directed by Yannis et Yorgos Kolozis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 12 years old.



Synopsis


A journey in time through the eyes of two generations of filmmakers, at the same remote island in Greece from the 70s up until now. Yiorgos Kolozis went to Donoussa for the first time in 1972 – back then, there was no electricity nor tourists. Staying at Kedros beach all by himself, he acquired the name Yiorgos of Kedros. Yiorgos’ death in 2009 led Yiannis, his son, to continue his work, creating a story in which time is treated as a reconsideration of the present moment.


Trailer


TGFFB: Yiorgos of Kedros - Director’s statement on Vimeo







The use of mask is compulsory in the screening room. Members of the same household may sit together, otherwise there will be three empty seat between spectators. Entry in the screening room after the film has begun shall not be allowed.

Tickets: 9€ / Members 5€

==>     Due to the limited number of places please reserve and pay for your seat(s) in advance.
- Bookings via messenger or via email cineclubhellenique@gmail.com
- Pre-payment via digicash (+352671101929)
 
or by bank transfer to:
Ciné-club hellénique de Luxembourg
BIL (BILLLULL),
IBAN LU 33 0029 1742 8220 0000


Click 'Read More' for Greek version.



Η Ελληνική Κινηματογραφική Λέσχη Λουξεμβούργου θα προβάλει την Τρίτη 15 Ιουνίου στις 19:00 και την Τετάρτη 16 Ιουνίου στις 20:00 στον κινηματογράφο Utopia το ντοκιμαντέρ Ο ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΕΔΡΟΥ (Ελλάδα, 2020, 82 λεπτά, ασπρόμαυρο και έγχρωμο, ελληνικά με αγγλικούς υποτίτλους) των Γιάννη και Γιώργου Κολόζη. Η ταινία είναι κατάλληλη για παιδιά από 12 ετών.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Τοo Much Info Clouding Over My Head (2017) by Vassilis Christofilakis


On Tuesday 18 May at 19:00 and on Wednesday 19 May at 20:00 the film Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Greece, 2017, 106 min, black and white) directed by Vassilis Christofilakis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 16.

Synopsis


The life of an overanxious young director searching for success is further complicated when he is forced to raise money for a movie screenplay he detests.

Trailer


Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Trailer) - Bing video

Cast


Vasilis Christofilakis, Kitty Paitazoglou, Nikol Drizi, Eleni Ouzounidou, Elina Rizou, Constantina Mihail, Zisis Roubos, Lena Drosaki, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Dimosthenis Filippas




Click 'Read More' for Greek version.


Η Ελληνική Κινηματογραφική Λέσχη Λουξεμβούργου θα προβάλει την Τρίτη 18 Μαΐου στις 19:00 και την Τετάρτη 19 Μαΐου στις 20:00 στον κινηματογράφο Utopia την κωμωδία Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Ελλάδα, 2017, 106 λεπτά, ασπρόμαυρη, ελληνικά με αγγλικούς υποτίτλους) του Βασίλη Χριστοφιλάκη. Η ταινία είναι κατάλληλη για παιδιά από 16 ετών.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία


Ένας φιλόδοξος τριαντάρης σκηνοθέτης γεμάτος ψυχαναγκασμούς και σε υπαρξιακή κρίση μπαίνει σε 
περιπέτειες προσπαθώντας να μαζέψει χρήματα για την επόμενη ταινία του. Για να το καταφέρει, 
πιέζεται από την παραγωγό του να αναλάβει μια σειρά από ταπεινωτικές για τον ίδιο αναθέσεις. 
Ειλικρινά σινεφίλ και απενοχοποιημένος ως προς την τέχνη του, ο σκηνοθέτης δεν χαρίζεται ούτε στον 
εαυτό του, μέσω του οποίου σατιρίζει τις ανασφάλειες και τις αυταπάτες της υστερικής γενιάς του  millennium και την εγχώρια κινηματογραφική πραγματικότητα.

Πρωταγωνιστούν


Κίττυ Παϊταζόγλου, Βασίλης Χριστοφιλάκης, Νικολίτσα Ντρίζη, Ζήσης Ρούμπος, Ελένη Ουζουνίδου, 
Ελίνα Ρίζου, Λένα Δροσάκη, Άλκηστις Πουλοπούλου, Κωνσταντίνα Μιχαήλ, Νίκος Μαγδαληνός 

Trailer



Thursday, 15 April 2021

Απόστρατος | Defunct (2019) by Zacharias Mavroeidis


On Tuesday 20 April at 19:00 and on Wednesday 21 April at 20:00 the film DEFUNCT (Greece, 2019, 100 min, colour) directed by Zacharias Mavroeidis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 16.



Synopsis


A 30-something failed businessman moves into his grandpa's house, the defunct WW2 veteran. His quest to live up to his legacy, will redefine both the family hero and himself.


Trailer


Michalis Sarantis, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Giota Festa, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Stefanos Kosmidis, Alexandros Mavropoulos, Yiannis Niarros et Akis Sakellariou

Conversation with Writer-Director Zacharias Mavroeidis




The use of mask is compulsory in the screening room. Members of the same household may sit together, otherwise there will be two empty seat between spectators. Entry in the screening room after the film has begun shall not be allowed.

Tickets: 9€ / Members 5€

==>     Due to the limited number of places please reserve and pay for your seat(s) in advance.
- Bookings via messenger or via email cineclubhellenique@gmail.com
- Pre-payment via digicash (+352671101929)
 
or by bank transfer to:
Ciné-club hellénique de Luxembourg
BIL (BILLLULL),
IBAN LU 33 0029 1742 8220 0000


Click 'Read More' for Greek version.


Η Ελληνική Κινηματογραφική Λέσχη Λουξεμβούργου θα προβάλει την Τρίτη 20 Απριλίου στις 19:00 και την Τετάρτη 21 Απριλίου στις 20:00 στον κινηματογράφο Utopia την ταινία ΑΠΟΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ (Ελλάδα, 2019, 100 λεπτά, έγχρωμη, ελληνικά με αγγλικούς υποτίτλους) του Ζαχαρία Μαυροειδή. Η ταινία είναι κατάλληλη για παιδιά από 16 ετών.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία


Ο Άρης, ένας τριαντάρης επιχειρηματίας στα όρια της χρεοκοπίας, μετακομίζει στο σπίτι του εκλιπόντος παππού του, του Αριστείδη, ο οποίος ήταν απόστρατος αξιωματικός του Ελληνικού Στρατού. Σύντομα ξανασμίγει με παιδικούς φίλους, αλλά και με έναν πρώην συναγωνιστή του Αριστείδη. Προσπαθώντας να φανεί αντάξιος του ονόματός του, ο Άρης σταδιακά παίρνει τον ρόλο του παππού του.

Πρωταγωνιστούν


Μιχάλης Σαράντης, Γιώτα Φέστα, Θανάσης Παπαγεωργίου, Αλέξανδρος Μαυρόπουλος, Γιάννης Νιάρρος, Άκης Σακελλαρίου, Ξένια Καλογεροπούλου

Trailer


https://www.filmfestival.gr/el/movie/movie/12394

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες και κριτικές


https://www.athinorama.gr/cinema/movie/apostratos-10067943.html

https://www.lifo.gr/culture/apostratos-deite-treiler-tis-neas-tainias-toy-zaharia-mayroeidi-me-ton-mihali-saranti

https://flix.gr/cinema/apostratos-review.html


Η χρήση μάσκας στην αίθουσα είναι υποχρεωτική. Μέλη του ίδιου νοικοκυριού μπορούν να καθίσουν μαζί, αλλιώς θα μεσολαβούν δύο κενές θέσεις ανάμεσα στους θεατές. Η είσοδος μετά την έναρξη της ταινίας δεν θα επιτρέπεται.

Εισιτήρια: 9€ / Μέλη 5€

==>    Λόγω του περιορισμένου αριθμού θέσεων η κράτηση θέσεων και η προπληρωμή τους είναι                    υποχρεωτική.
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Saturday, 13 March 2021

Digger (2020) by Georgis Grigorakis

On Tuesday 23 March at 19:00 and on Wednesday 24 March at 21:00 the film DIGGER (Greece, 2020, 101 min, colour) directed by Georgis Grigorakis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 16.

Synopsis


A contemporary Western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse in the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece. For years now, he has been fighting with an expanding industrial Monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property. Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son, after a twenty year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof and confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer. To prevent the muddy ground from being pulled out from under their feet for profit, father and son must dig deep into it.

A father and a son long lost. Love and hate. Digging deep into mud to find their roots. Revenge and Redemption. A Western, revisited.

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5xtrs2kbY

Cast 

The use of mask is compulsory in the screening room. Members of the same household may sit together, otherwise there will be two empty seat between spectators. Entry in the screening room after the film has begun shall not be allowed.

Tickets: 9€ / Members 5€

Due to the limited number of places please reserve and pay for your seat(s) in advance.

- Bookings via messenger or via email cineclubhellenique@gmail.com
- Pre-payment via digicash (+352671101929)
    or by bank transfer to: Ciné-club hellénique de Luxembourg,
    BIL (BILLLULL), IBAN LU33 0029 1742 8220 0000

Click 'Read More' for Greek version.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Ευτυχία | My name is Eftihia (2019) by Angelos Frantzis

Synopsis

The use of mask is compulsory in the screening room. 

Members of the same household may sit together, otherwise there will be an empty seat between spectators. 

Entry in the screening room after the film has begun shall not be allowed.

Tickets: 9€ / Members 5€

It is strongly recommended to book your seat and pay in advance.

- Bookings via messenger or via email cineclubhellenique@gmail.com

- Pre-payment via digicash (+352671101929) 
or by bank transfer toCiné-club hellénique de Luxembourg,  (BILLLULL),
IBAN 
LU33 0029 1742 8220 0000

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On Tuesday 13 October at 19:00 and on Wednesday 14 October at 21:00 the film My name is Eftyhia (Greece, 2019, 123 min, colour) directed by Angelos Frantzis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 16.

Inspired by the life of the most prolific Greek female poet and lyricist, Eftihia Papagiannopoulou; an extraordinary woman and artist who has created a massive volume of timeless and popular songs. She travelled from Smyrna to Greece. She lived every day of her life as if it were her last. She wrote incessantly on any surface she could find.

A teacher who became an actress and played in streets and in theatres, a poet who became the greatest Greek folk songwriter. She collaborated with all the famous music personalities of the country, bravely asserting herself to a cruel and typically male-dominated world.

The film draws inspiration from the passions and weaknesses of Eftihias’ exuberant personality, unconventional character, following her pioneer life and the indelible mark she inherited to Greek folk song writing.

Trailer

https://youtu.be/YK9SGC5t7Y4

 

Cast

 Kariofilia Karabeti, Katia Goulioni, Pigmalion Dadakaridis, Thanos Tokakis, Dina Michailidou, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Evangelia Siriopoulou, Lila Baklesi, Eugenia Samara, Fivos Delivorias


More information

Facebook Page | Eftihia -The movie:  https://www.facebook.com/eftihiathemovie/

Instagram | eftihiathemovie: https://www.instagram.com/eftihiathemovie

Click 'Read More' for Greek version.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Coming back in October - Έναρξη τον Οκτώβριο

Dear members and friends of the Greek Cinema Club of Luxembourg,

This year, as you know, we only had screenings for the first two months. The Coronavirus pandemic obliged us to cancel the screening of March, for which we had planned the film of the Cypriot director Saimon Farmakas “Sunrise in Kimmeria” in his presence, as well as the screenings of the following months up to the summer holidays. The Committee of our Club discussed the possibility of starting again our screenings in September and decided that it is preferable, due to the outbreak and the measures applied in cinemas, not to hurry and postpone our re-start for the month of October, depending on the situation at that time.

We would also like to inform our members that they should not worry about the membership fees they have paid for 2020. When we restart our screenings we will find an arrangement with the next year’s fees.

We wish you nice holidays with safety and health and we hope to meet again soon in the cinema.

The Committee of the Greek Cinema Club of Luxembourg.

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Αγαπητά μέλη και φίλοι της Ελληνικής Κινηματογραφικής Λέσχης Λουξεμβούργου,

Τη φετινή χρονιά, όπως ξέρετε, μπορέσαμε να πραγματοποιήσουμε μόνο τις προβολές των δύο πρώτων μηνών. Η πανδημία του κορονοϊού μάς υποχρέωσε να ματαιώσουμε την προβολή του Μαρτίου, για την οποία είχαμε προγραμματίσει την ταινία του Κύπριου σκηνοθέτη Σάιμον Φαρμακά «Sunrise in Kimmeria» στην οποία θα παρευρισκόταν και ο σκηνοθέτης, αλλά και τις προβολές των επόμενων μηνών μέχρι τις διακοπές του καλοκαιριού. Στο ΔΣ της Λέσχης συζητήσαμε την πιθανότητα να ξεκινήσουμε και πάλι τις προβολές μας τον Σεπτέμβριο και αποφασίσαμε ότι είναι προτιμότερο, λόγω της έξαρσης των κρουσμάτων που παρατηρείται τον τελευταίο καιρό και των μέτρων που εφαρμόζονται στους κινηματογράφους, να μην βιαστούμε και να μεταθέσουμε την επανέναρξη των προβολών μας, καλώς εχόντων των πραγμάτων, για τον Οκτώβριο.

Θα θέλαμε επίσης να πούμε στα μέλη μας ότι δεν θα πρέπει να ανησυχούν για τη συνδρομή που έχουν πληρώσει για το 2020. Όταν ξαναρχίσουμε τις προβολές μας θα βρούμε τρόπο να την συμψηφίσουμε με τη συνδρομή της επόμενης χρονιάς.

Σας ευχόμαστε καλές διακοπές με ασφάλεια και υγεία και ελπίζουμε να μην αργήσουμε να ξανασυναντηθούμε στην αίθουσα του κινηματογράφου.

Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ελληνικής Κινηματογραφικής Λέσχης Λουξεμβούργου.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Sunrise in Kimmeria (2018) by Simon Farmakas

Due to the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have made the decision to postpone the screening of the film Sunrise in Kimmeria. 

Our page will be updated once the new screening dates have been confirmed. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

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Coming next: the dramedy SUNRISE IN KIMMERIA (Cyprus, 2017, 100 min, colour) written and directed by Simon FARMAKAS will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 12.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with the director. *

Synopsis


An isolated Cypriot village goes into tragicomic overload when a flying object crash-lands in a potato field inside the adjacent UN-controlled buffer zone. A young farmer unwisely digs it out setting off a chain of incredible events.

Narrated with a slight nostalgic note, the film is a hybrid folk tale that blends a tableau of village characters with the portrait of an individual struggling to stand up for himself and make a difference.
Filmed on location in Cyprus, Luxembourg and Germany.

Cast


Kika Georgiou, Athos Antoniou, Androula Irakleous, Antonis Katsaris, Lenia Sorokkou, Andreas Melekkis, Chris Greko, Tim Ahern, Peter Brooke, Kieron Jecchinnis

Trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS9BN4Aa8mw

A few words about the director


An award winning Cypriot writer and film director. He has twice won the Best Cypriot film award and has flourished in Cypriot and international filmmaking since the participation of his first short film, "Airport for sale", at the 53rd Oberhausen Film Festival. "Sunrise in Kimmeria", won the "Best Cypriot Film" award at the Cyprus Film Days International Festival in 2018 and the Best Debuting Director award at the 17th Nachalo Film Festival in St. Petersburg. He wrote and directed the film, produced with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus.

More information

http://sunriseinkimmeria.com/

Click 'Read More' for Greek version.

Στα πλαίσια της λήψης μέτρων για την πρόληψη διάδοσης του ιού COVID-19, αναγκαζόμαστε να αναβάλουμε την προβολή της ταινίας ΚΙΜΜΕΡΙΑ. 

Η σελίδα μας θα ανανεωθεί όταν θα είμαστε σε θέση να προγραμματίσουμε την προβολή. 

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Η Ελληνική Κινηματογραφική Λέσχη Λουξεμβούργου θα προβάλει προσεχώς στον κινηματογράφο UTOPIA την κωμωδία ΚΙΜΜΕΡΙΑ (Κύπρος, 2017, 100 λεπτά, έγχρωμη, ελληνικά με αγγλικούς υποτίτλους) του Σάιμον Φαρμακά, ο οποίος έγραψε και το σενάριο. Η ταινία είναι κατάλληλη για παιδιά από 12 ετών. 

* Μετά την ταινία θα ακολουθήσει συζήτηση με το σκηνοθέτη. *

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία


Ένας νεαρός αγρότης είναι καταχρεωμένος σε ένα συγχωριανό τοκογλύφο. Όταν ένα διαστημικό αντικείμενο, που παρακολουθείται από μια ξένη υπηρεσία πληροφοριών, πέφτει στο πατατοχώραφο του μέσα στη νεκρά ζώνη, ο τοκογλύφος προσφέρεται να του κόψει μέρος από το χρέος του αν του το παραδώσει.

Με την πολυβραβευμένη ταινία μεγάλου μήκους Sunrise in Kimmeria, ο βραβευμένος σκηνοθέτης Σάιμον Φαρμακάς παρουσιάζει μία εμπορικών προδιαγραφών κωμωδία, με πινελιές φολκλόρ και τραγωδίας που, τουλάχιστον ως το φορτωμένο φινάλε της, εκπληρώνει το στόχο της! Η ταινία συμμετείχε σε πολλά Διεθνή Φεστιβάλ και απέσπασε πολλά βραβεία.

Πρωταγωνιστούν:


Κίκα Γεωργίου, Άθως Αντωνίου, Ανδρούλα Ηρακλέους, Αντώνης Κατσαρής, Λένια Σορόκκου, Ανδρέας Μελέκκης, Κρις Γκρέκο, Tim Ahern, Peter Brooke, Kieron Jecchinnis

Trailer



Λίγα λόγια για το σκηνοθέτη


Ο Σάιμον Φαρμακάς γεννήθηκε και μεγάλωσε στη Λευκωσία. Έχει δουλέψει ως σκηνοθέτης στο Ραδιοφωνικό Ίδρυμα Κύπρου. Από την πρεμιέρα της πρώτης μικρού μήκους ταινίας του, “Πωλείται Αεροδρόμιο”, στο 53ο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ του Ομπερχάουζεν μέχρι σήμερα έχει μια σταθερά ανοδική πορεία στο χώρο του κυπριακού σινεμά, έχοντας κερδίσει δύο φορές το βραβείο καλύτερης Κυπριακής ταινίας. Η ταινία ΚΙΜΜΕΡΙΑ είναι η πρώτη του ταινία μεγάλου μήκους. 

Τι έγραψε ο Tύπος


Περισσότερες πληροφορίες

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Η δουλειά της | Her job (2018) by Nikos Labôt

On Tuesday 18 February at 19:00 and on Wednesday 19 February at 21:00 the film HER JOB (Greece, France, Serbia, 2018, 89 min, colour) by Nikos Labôt will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children over 16.

Synopsis


Panayiota gets for the first time a job as a cleaner in an attempt to support her family. While at her work environment she faces a ruthless system of exploitation, she spends the happiest period of her so far dull life. But this is not to last for long as the first layoffs are to arrive soon.

An oppressed woman discovers a new sense of self when she gets her first job as a cleaning woman in a shopping mall. A well-observed study of one woman’s unlikely liberation.

Cast


Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos, Konstantinos Gogoulos, Maria Filini, Eleni Karagiorgi, Danai Primali, Orfeas Aggelopoulos, Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Georgia Tsagkaraki, Irini Asimakopoulou, Areti Seintaridou

A few words about the director


Nikos Labôt (aka Charalampopoulos) studied film directing in Athens, Greece. He has worked on feature and short films in Greece and France, TV series and TV shows. He has directed 3 short films, a creative documentary, music videos and theatre plays. His last short film The Dog participated in numerous international film festivals and won many awards. He has co-directed the theatre play REPULSION_6 for the experimental music performance group Erasers. His feature documentary The Immortals at the Southern Point of Europe premiered at the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and made its international premiere at the 5th Annual Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival 2013.

What did the Press say


More information


Click 'Read More' for Greek version.

Monday, 6 January 2020

1968 (2018) by Tasos Boulmetis

On Tuesday 21 January at 19:00 and on Wednesday 22 January at 21:00 the film 1968 (Greece, 2018, 94 min, colour) by Tassos Boulmetis will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. 
The film is suitable for all ages. 

Synopsis

"1968" is a docufiction about the legendary basketball final game between AEK and Slavia Prague that took place on April 4th 1968, the day Martin Luther King was assassinated. A film about an athletic triumph that made history: it united a whole country in one night and demonstrated the power of the Greek spirit. The epic basketball game gave Greece its first European Cup, a Guinness world record for the largest gathering in a basketball game and a victory that inspired generations.

Cast

Ieroklis Michaelidis, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, George Mitsikostas, Stelios Mainas, Orfeas Avgoustidis, Yiannis Vouros

Music

Evanthia Reboutsika

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpwKhghte5A

A few words about the director

Born in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1957. He came to Greece in 1964. He studied Physics in the University of Athens and Film Production and Direction in the University of California (UCLA), with scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, where he also worked for a while as an assistant.
In Greece he started his career as a director/producer of TV shows in the national television channels. He then co-produced, directed and wrote the film "Dream Factory". The film gained 8 awards in Greece and the Golden Award of Fantasy Movies in the Houston Film Festival. Since 1988 he's been directing TV spots, internationally, and has specialized in Special Effects and Processing of Electronic Images.

His second feature, the semi-autobiographical “A Touch of Spice”, became the biggest hit ever in Greece with over 1.600.000 admissions, was distributed in 45 countries and was Greece’s official entry for the Academy Awards of 2005. His recent academic activities include teaching classes on Advanced Film Directing in private institutions in Greece. He is the first unanimously elected president of the Hellenic Film Academy and a member of European Film Academy.

More information

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Drama short films festival 2018

On Tuesday 10 December at 19:00 and on Wednesday 11 December at 21:00 a selection of seven short films and documentaries awarded at the 2018 Drama City Short Film Festival will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English or French subtitles. Total duration: 132 minutes. The films are suitable for children older than 16. The same films will be screened on both days.

Synopsis


THE LAST DAUGHTER by EVI KARAMPATSOU

Documentary, 21 min, 2018
Who becomes a mother? Anyone… Anyone ….
I could have been her mother… And Aurora could have been my daughter…
I didn’t receive her alive, but dead… It’s the same, though…»


CALLING by ARTEMIS ANASTASIADOU

Fiction, 16 min, 2017
A violent event fractures the relationship between a Mexican-American seamstress and her intellectually challenged adult son.


GO FOR BROKE by MARINOS SKLAVOUNAKIS

Fiction, 30 min, 2018
Michalis is in debt to the banks and in a desperate attempt addresses a loan shark. Andreas, a friend of Michalis, wants to help his friend. The only solution is to place a bet…


AVANOS by PANAGIOTIS CHARAMIS

Fiction, 20 min, 2018
Tasos, an ex-convict, feels guilty of a workplace accident his friend had at the slaughterhouse where he works. Kiki, a waitress at the local tavern, once again falls victim of sexual harassment. When they both find themselves under extreme pressure, the explosion and its consequences are at hand.


FOURTH WALL by DIMITRIS GKOTSIS

Documentary, 10 min, 2018
The fourth wall is the invisible aspect of the social fabric, which looks unchanged, with the only difference being the characteristics of people. People breeding in order to produce, surviving rather instinctively. The film is based on the notes of a ten-month trek.


CHANDELIER by ANTONIS GLAROS

Fiction, 10 min, 2018
Eumenis Nolakis, an army officer, is trapped in a dark box. Soon he will realize that it is his coffin, on his funeral day. He will inevitably come face to face with all the important people of his life for the final account. And the ups and downs are just around the corner ... of Hades.


HECTOR MALOT - THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR by JACQUELINE LENTZOU

Fiction, 25 min, 2018
The last day of the year is dawning under the moon, while Sophia has a dream and does not tell anyone about it: while walking in the desert, she learns that she is ill. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Όταν ο Βάγκνερ συνάντησε τις ντομάτες | When tomatoes met Wagner (2019) by Marianna Economou

On Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 19:00 and on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 21:00 the documentary When tomatoes met Wagner (Greece, 2019, 72 min, colour) by Marianna Economou will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children older than 12. The documentary was submitted by Greece for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 2020 Academy Awards.



Synopsis


The film is a story about an ordinary rural community, where things start to happen in an extraordinary way. After centuries of introversion, the tomato stirs up life in the village and its thirty three elderly inhabitants respond to a new reality. On top of this, Alexandros plays Wagner in the tomato fields to help them grow, uses stories to market the products and convinces people from all over the world to visit Elias. With humour and poetry, When Tomatoes Met Wagner speaks to us about the power of human relationships and the importance of reinventing oneself during difficult times.

Elias, a small farming village in central Greece, is dying out. But two cousins team up with the village grannies to cultivate the tomato seeds they have kept for hundreds of years. With a little help from Wagner’s music –which they use to help their tomatoes grow– the team succeeds to export little jars with organic tomato recipes across the world. The film follows the protagonists of this unlikely quest, as they struggle to survive and make their dream come true. Humorous and bittersweet, this is a story about the importance of reinventing oneself in times of crisis and the power of human relationships.

Trailer



https://vimeo.com/315176567

A few words about the director


Marianna Economou studied anthropology, photojournalism and film production in London. Since 2000, she directs and produces documentary series and independent films of Greek production and co-productions with European broadcasters such as the BBC, ARTE and YLE. She has received awards for The School, My Place in the Dance, Please Listen to Me, Bells, Threads And Miracles, Twelve Neighbours, Food for Love and The Longest Run which was nominated for the European Film Awards 2016. The Longest Run also won the VER.DI award at Dok Leipzig.



More information


https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/370505/#cm
http://www.anemon.gr/films/film-detail/when-tomatoes-met-wagner
https://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2019/02_programm_2019/02_Filmdatenblatt_2019_201911130.html#tab=filmStills
https://www.visionsdureel.ch/2019/film/when-tomatoes-met-wagner
https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/movie-tdf/movie/12108
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2020-oscars-greece-selects-tomatoes-met-wagner-international-feature-film-category-1240970

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ο μεγάλος περίπατος της Άλκης | Alki's long walk (2017) by Margarita Manda

On Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 19:00 and on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 21:00 the documentary Alki's long walk (Greece, 2017, 88 min, colour) by Margarita Manda will be screened in cinema Utopia, in the presence of the film director, in the Greek original version with English subtitles. The film is suitable for children older than 12. Unfortunately, Mrs Zei will not be able to join us, due to health issues.

Synopsis


A cinematic journey in the tumultuous life and prolific works of Greek novelist, Alki Zei. Α life that accumulates Greece’s entire 20th century history and writings that have received international success and continue to be honoured, touching generations and generations of readers. Based predominantly on the verbal testimonies of Alki Zei herself, but also those of her sister, Heleni Kokkou and her dear friends and fellow-travellers, film director Manos Zacharias and poet Titos Patrikios.

Trailer


https://vimeo.com/205566380

A few words about the director


Born in Athens. She studied Political Science, French Literature and film direction. She has worked as 1st assistant director with Theo Angelopoulos and many other Greek directors. She has written and directed various short and feature films, both fiction and documentaries, as well as videos for stage shows and corporate videos. She has been the editor and co-writer in the published screenplays of Theo Angelopoulos films “Ulysses’ Gaze” (publ. Kastaniotis, 1995) and “Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow” (publ. Electra, 2004). Her novel “Still Memory” was published by “Metechmio” in October 2002. Her personal diaries from the shooting of Theo Angelopoulos’ “Ulysses’ Gaze” became her second published work also by “Metechmio” in February 2013. 

As a film director, Margarita’s films have won various awards and have been selected in various festivals around the world. The Hollywood Reporter wrote for her film “Forever”: “superb performances and artful filmmaking make this minimalistic exercise quietly affecting” which comprises her vision as a filmmaker.
 

Selective filmography


• “Alki’s long walk”, feature length documentary, 2017
• “Forever”, feature length fiction, 2014
• “Gold Dust”, feature length fiction film, 2009
• “New Odessa – the village of the lake”, medium length documentary, 2004
• “Guardians of Time”, feature length documentary, 2002

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