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Friday, October 15, 2021

The Greek Film Archive is coming to our screens - New digital room

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Η Film case suggests a selection of rare films from its archive that are presented online for the first time through new digital of room.

Each movie will make its online premiere on a specific day and time on its updated website Film library and will be available for three 24 hours online. Then it will be her turn next.

The opening will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 20.00 with the oldest surviving Greek fiction film "The Adventures of Villar" (1924) and the screenings will continue throughout April. At the same time, through the website, we will have access to more details about these films, the peculiarities of their production, their original creators and the process of their restoration.

The films were selected based on historical / chronological criteria, so that the public, watching films from the beginnings of Greek cinema, to see the evolution not only of Greek cinema but also of the Greek landscape (Athens, countryside) over the years. At the same time we get a taste of the archive of the Film Archive and its multifaceted action (rescue, restoration, maintenance and screening of films of Greek cinema).

Most movies will be shown with original music composed by well-known composers to whom the Film Archive commissioned to invest the newly restored copies.

The films that will be screened from April 8-20 are:

Wednesday 8 April
THE ADVENTURES OF VILLAR (Joseph Hepp, 1924)
Villar (Nikolaos Sfakianakis), the eternal good swindler, wanders from Faliro to Herodio, always in love and incredibly boastful.
Music: Minas I. Alexiadis

Saturday April 11
ASTERO (Dimitris Gaziadis, 1929)
The first surviving Greek "fustanela", with excellent shooting in Helmos and Mega Spilaio. The most important names of the Greek theater star: Emilios Veakis, Aliki Theodoridou, Costas Mousouris.
Music: Filippos Tsalachouris

Tuesday 14 April
THE MAGICIAN OF ATHENS (Achilles Madras, 1931)
Madras on an adventure with oriental elements: an exotic shooter chases a fatal woman (Frida Pupelina).
Music: Minas I. Alexiadis

Friday April 17
LOVE OF VOSKOPOULA (Dimitris Tsakiris, 1932)
Based on the genre, Koromilas's theatrical work for the genre, he transfers the action to the Politics of Evia and produces the second surviving fustanela of Greek cinema and the first Greek-speaking film. The technical elaboration took place in Berlin and the music was written by Dionysis Lavragas.

Monday April 20
SOCIAL ROT (Stelios Tatasopoulos, 1932)
Stelios Tatasopoulos is shooting the first film of social realism in Athens in the 30s. Drugs, gangs, prisons but also strikes and clashes with the police.
Music: Konstantinos Beta. The film was restored with a co-producer on COSMOTE TV.

Start Time: 8 p.m. - Each movie will be available online for three 24 hours.
See the schedule of the movies here.

 

The short WHEEL of Theodoros Adamopoulos

It is worth mentioning that the short film is already uploaded (and will be accessible throughout the month) on the Film Archive website. THE WHEEL (1964) by Theodoros Adamopoulos, a movie-walk in Athens that we will especially enjoy today, in these difficult days of confinement. These are the adventures of a car tire in Attica. The wheel was unexpectedly put out of the engine, wandering around the city.

A tour - in a satirical mood - in Athens of yesterday, today and maybe tomorrow. The sight of a small revolution whose final results bring nothing but the renewal of the conditions of the ties. A short getaway. An illusion of freedom. Or is it a daydream?

Actors: Vangelis Kazan, Christos Tsagas, Dimitris Papanikolaou.

 

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