San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Yelena

Director: Dimitris Abatzis Running Time: 15 minutes 45 seconds Yelena tells the story of an Ukrainian economic immigrant, living in Athens in 2015, who works as a housekeeper. Her one and only purpose is to her providing for her son, who lives back in Ukraine. We follow Yelena, through a day in her life, in…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Bread & Olives

Directors: Alexander Jaschik and Iordanis Orfanidis Running Time: 30 minutes Leonidas and Vangelis, two brothers, lose all they have due to the financial crisis. Leonidas wants to leave for Germany, the country that Tangelos hates. But they have an uncle there that is said to have a nice Greek taverna in the Bavarian city of…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Exotica, Erotica, Etc.

Director: Evangelia Kranioti Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes Awards: Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Documentary and Best Newcomer 2016 Alone, among men on board gigantic freighters, the director travelled to 16 countries and lived with prostitutes in various harbor towns. From these experiences she has created a film whose impressive images and haunting…