The Palace

The Palace

Cyprus 1974. A family flees advancing troops and takes refuge in an abandoned Ottoman-era palace in the Cypriot capital Nicosia. When a young conscript soldier comes face to face with the family in hiding, he is forced to confront the brutal reality of war and his role in it. Time: 7:00 pm Written and Directed By: Anthony Maras…

Rembetiko

Rembetiko

Rembetiko music is a Greek form of urban blues performed in low-class joints where the social misfits of the twenties known as “rembetes” gathered. The film tells the story of a great singer of rembetiko songs from her birth in Smyrna in 1917 to her death in Athens in 1955. Time: 7:15 pm Directed By: Kostas Ferris…

Raus

Raus

A little boy is forced to leave his country, Greece! Time: 7:00 pm Writer/Director/Editor/Composer/Producer: Kostas Chaliasas Short (2012): 3 min

Learn Letters My Child

Learn Letters My Child

A bitter, political satire for the Greece of the early years of the Dictatorship era. The old fashioned school master, shows the new teacher around in a remote village and eagerly awaits his son’s return “the one with the curly hair”, after years of postgraduate study abroad. The arrival of his son’s bald head is…

Konstantinos Koukidis

No (The Story of Konstantinos Koukidis)

The date is April 27th 1941. The German military is entering Athens. A detachment under the orders of Captain Jacob and Lieutenant Elsnits headed to the Acropolis to take down the Greek flag and raise the swastika. A young man, Konstantinos Koukidis, refuses to surrender the Greek flag and carried it to his death, diving from…