The Flea

Categories: 2013 Films

The “Flea” is a handwritten little newspaper published, edited and written by Ilias Seilaidis, a determined twelve year-old schoolboy who lives in a remote village in the mountains near ancient Olympia. His efforts go largely unappreciated by his elders, who tease him and nickname him “The Flea” and his concerned parents are convinced his preoccupation with his newspaper will distract him from more serious studies and forbid him to continue it. Ilias’ only allies are a quixotic eccentric and a sensitive schoolgirl. The villagers’ scoffing at Ilias’ ambitions changes to admiration when

Time: 3:30 pm
Directed By: Dimitris Spyrou
Drama (1991): 108 min

The Flea

Awards

  • CIFEJ – Berlin International Film Festival, 1991
  • First Prize – International Children’s Chicago Film Festival
  • Irish Scriptwriters Union Award – Belfast International Film Festival, 1991