2014 Film Festival Movie Listing

Films begin each evening at 7:00 pm. Click a date below to view that days film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
To Pantopoleion

“To Pantopoleion” – The Grocery Store

The sun is about to rise in a traditional neighborhood grocery store in the heart of Athens. The very polite and vivacious sales lady is ready to accommodate every logical and not so logical request with a view to profit of course. Besides, this is not your typical neighborhood grocery shop. But how safe can…

5 Ways to Die

5 Ways to Die

Suicide attempts are challenging in this hilarious black comedy from sunny Cyprus. A man in his forties, disappointed by a loveless marriage comes up with creative ways to end his life. This film strikes an almost perfect balance between its storyline and the technical elements used to achieve it, right through to the closing credits….

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home

Το Δένδρο και η Κούνια Eleni, a successful professional woman of Greek origin lives and works in London, for the last fifteen years. Kyriakos her father lives in Greece, the mayor of his native hometown. A refugee child in Serbia after the war who had to battle his way back home, Kyriakos has never forgiven…

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
The Product Manager

The Product Manager

In the setting of a big company, which controls their lives, two employees having a similar career path cleverly portray two different generations, two different worlds, with different values. How does the child buried within the man see all this? Director/Producer: Ilias Florakis Social (2012): 9 minutes

Aishe is Going on Vacation

Aishe is Going on Vacation

A Turkish war correspondent is sent to photograph the Turkish invasion in Cyprus on 1974 and finds himself witnessing the cold execution of captive hostages. A man of strong ethnic pride, and supporter of the military regime, comes face to face with the army’s cruel policies and is forced to make a choice, of whether…

Food For Love

Food For Love

The all-embracing love of the Greek mother stretches around the globe. However far away her child may be, she will always make sure that he will have a good supply of mother’s food! Food in the hands of Greek mothers is a powerful practical and symbolic tool that bridges any geographical and emotional distance and…

Monday, May 5, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
Wake Up

Wake Up

Ξύπνα If this is not a sign from matured wisdom, then nothing is! In this short, written and directed by the talented Kostas Karydas, he reminds us of a valuable lesson: wake up and live more because you can never do enough living. Directed/Written/Music Composition: Kostas Karydas, Social (2011): 2 min 40 sec Award 2nd prize in…

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Joy and Sorrow of the Body

Η Χαρά και η Θλίψη του Σώματος Evagoras was sentenced to five years in prison because he was forfeiting dollars in collaboration with his Bulgarian friend Milen. After getting out of prison he travels to Varna, Bulgaria, to find Milen. Socrates who lives there offers to help Evagoras. He introduces Evagoras to Dita, a beautiful…

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
Iceberg

Iceberg

Παγόβουνο 19-year-old Stefanos is a passionate conspiracy theorist who applies his global perspective to his older brother’s recent drugs-related death. In an attempt to release his suffering he seeks revenge on the man he blames for his loss and enters a world that defies him. Still, he perseveres to fight his way to redemption. Director/Producer:…

Block 12

Block 12

Οικόπεδο 12 English satellites who conduct research from space discover large oil deposits in the area of the Old Mines in Cyprus. A big part of the area belongs to Costantas Rizites (he has bought half of it from his Turkish Cypriot colleague Ahmet Beyoglu) who has retired there with his wife Ellou. The outbreak…

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
Jafar

Jafar

Jafar is an exceptional anti-racist short film. During the last decade, immigration has become an intense social phenomenon in Greece. The crisis hit Greek society is trying to find its way in coping with people in need. Director: Nancy Spetsioti Social/Drama (2011): 2 min 40 sec

Miss Violence

Miss Violence

Opening with the inexplicable suicide of eleven-year-old Angeliki in the middle of her own birthday party, it’s plain to see that Miss Violence demands of its viewers a certain threshold of pain. Yet if Angeliki’s seemingly typical middle-class Greek family bears any emotional wounds from this harrowing loss, these are certainly not on public display….

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
Mother Queen

Mother Queen

Μαμά Βασίλισσα Mother Queen is throwing a party for her son’s birthday. She knows exactly what makes a party a success and is prepared to do everything she can in order to protect its successful outcome. She controls the games the children play, the way they behave, what they eat, how they dance. She is…

Magic Hour

Magic Hour

One of the funniest recent Greek films presents the surrealist side of a personal crisis, and contrasts the beauty of the Greek landscape with the ugliness of the economic crisis. The film also answers primordial questions: Is dying like taking off or like landing? When your lover cheats on you should you laugh or cry?…

Friday, May 9, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
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The Weight

The Weight Special Sneak Preview: A man wakes up to find himself alone. A woman stands nervously on the shore in her wedding dress. When the two meet, they will test one another’s understanding of what it means to be a “soul mate”— and whether love really has the power to balance out everyone’s weight. Director: Alexi…

Nicoleta

Nicoleta

Νικολέτα Epirus, 1951: in the mountains of Greece still full of the hatreds of the civil war, a boy, as the head of his family, is responsible for the destiny of his baby sister. Carrying the baby on his shoulders, he treks the inhospitable mountains and braves the dangers of unforgiving people in the hope…

Marjoram

Marjoram

Ματζουράνα The first thriller-drama from a filmmaker celebrated by Greek audiences for her comedies, Marjoram shines a revealing, psychological light into the dark corners of a mother-daughter relationship. Anna (11) strives to be the perfect daughter to please her mother, Mary. However, Anna suddenly starts behaving in strange ways, putting herself in danger and driving…

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Films begin at 7:00 pm
Car Lady & Bike Girl

Car Lady & Bike Girl

Inspired by Australian actor-filmmaker Maria Theodorakis’ experiences in Canada in the mid 2000s, Car Lady & Bike Girl exposes the contrasting gap between rich and poor. Two women from opposite ends of the social spectrum find themselves on a collision course of chemicals, class and cash, and end up swapping more than paint. ‘Car Lady’…

Farewell to Arms

Farewell to Arms

Αποχαιρετισμός στα Οπλα Farewell to Arms is the story of a rather original «goodbye». It is a bittersweet comedy done with humor and sensitivity. Producer/Writer: Nancy Spetsioti Social (2008): 6 min 6 sec Awards Honorary mention at the Film Festival in Drama, Greece, 2008 Actors Gerasimos Skiadaresi won 2nd price for his acting at the International…

Committed

Committed

Low-budgeted and set in Cyprus, a rather inexpensive, but also distinctly atmospheric location, Committed is the first feature film written and directed by Stelana Kliris The story follows a man who has just proposed to his girlfriend and who takes off, pressured and terrified by the idea of marriage, taking his problems on the road….