The stories of three lonely people surviving a sweltering summertime in Athens are interwoven in this gentle romantic drama. Nikos used to be a merchant seaman, traveling around the globe to exotic places and testing his wits and his mettle in different situations. Now he is retired, living in Athens with his wife whom he no longer loves. While at the train station, he encounters a woman who faints more or less into his arms. From her, he learns that this day has already been special to her for two reasons: her husband just died, and it is her birthday. Curiously, this meeting sparks new life in him. Another man suffering through the hot Athens summer is a bank employee who gets calls every day at four p.m. from a woman who seeks to arouse him. What succeeds in doing is rousing his curiosity, which he is likely to regret giving in to. Finally, an elderly woman lives in near isolation, lost in dreams of bygone love. Her new neighbor is a young woman who makes a good connection with her. ~ Clarke Fountain, RoviRead More »
Ο Μεγάλος Ερωτικός
The Great Love Songs is song (10) cycle of Manos Chadjidakis with verses from Sappho, Elytis, Myrtiotissa, Sarantaris, Cavafy et al. In the film the camera tries to capture the atmosphere of the music. An optical voyage in Athens; Athens of lovers; Athens of the past; the different big city of today; Athens of those in love; Athens of tourists. Concurrently with the voyage in the city we see the recording of the cycle in the studio. In some parts of the film the filming crew is seen. The documentary is a free play of image and sound.Read More »
Summer of 1922.
Photographer Norman Harris and Niki are sailing to America aboard the same ship. Norman in first class and Niki in third, together with some 700 other brides. They all carry the photograph of a bridegroom they have never met in their little trunks as well as their bridal gown. Norman is touched when he sees the brides in third class. Niki is the one who makes the greatest impression on him. Gradually they get to know each other and fall in love. Brides is a story about strong emotions, about dilemmas, about conscience, about a responsible attitude. It is about the little moments, the glances, the touches, the “yeses” an the “nos” that count in life.
Executive producer: Martin ScorseseRead More »
This historical film about the life and action of the great Greek politician (from 1909 to 1927), focuses on his versatile personality during the most crucial period in the history of modern Greece, upon which left his indelible mark.Read More »