Tag Archives: Hristos Tsagas

Alexis Damianos – …mehri to ploio AKA Cornerstone AKA Until the Ship Sails (1966)

Synopsis:
A gruff highlander leaves his village and heads to the town and harbor where he will embark for Australia. We follow his descent to the sea through three stories.
At first, he works with a blacksmith he knows, but his erotic attraction to the pure girlfriend of his friend puts him to flight.
Later on, he meets a sensual tomboy who symbolizes all the enchantment of wild nature, and her destiny is to end up in a brothel.
Finally, at the harbor of Piraeus, where he stays in the humble house of a couple who are separating, he meets a crestfallen woman, who is weary from poverty and abandonment, and together they take the ship of voluntary exile. Read More »

Vangelis Serdaris – Listeia stin Athina AKA Robbery in Athens (1969)

Three young people have decided to rob the safe of the estate agent Thomas Christidis, whose office is in the center of Athens. The first of them is Ntinos, who is Christidis’ clerk, the second one is Stavros, Ntinos’ younger brother who works as a book representative, while their friend Michalis is a pirate taxi-driver. The robbery is successful, and they feel excited (tainiothiki.gr) Read More »

Nikos Papatakis – I Fotografia AKA La Photo (1986)

Quote:
Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos Tzivas, who has been living there since 1950. With him, he takes nothing from his homeland but a photograph of a person that he finds on the pavement. He asks Gerassimos to help him in finding work in Paris. A misunderstanding around the photograph, however, sets off a series of dramatic events. Read More »