Greece, 2019, 96 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
Director(s): Alexis Kardaras
Writer(s): Alexis Kardaras
Producer(s): Konstantinos Moriatis, Eleni Kossyfidou
Cast: Rena Morfi, Stelios Mainas, Yannis Stankoglou, Vicky Papadopoulou, Andreas Natsios, Anna Kalaitzidou, Giannis Dalianis, Kallirhoe Miriagkou

Greece, October 1993. Greek Socialist party has just won the elections, television is dominated by trashy entertainment shows, and every night you can escape reality, or display your wealth in bouzouki clubs singing pop hits. Fotini, a young talented singer arrives in Athens to work in an old bouzouki club. The lives of the three musicians will change forever.

“Fantasia” brings to the screen the culture of bouzoukia, this unique Greek celebration of the good life. Moreover, it depicts the carefreeness, the abundance, and the euphoria of the Athenian nights of the early 90s as also draws its inspiration from the Greek urban-folk music scene. It’s a homage to Greece’s urban-folk music tradition and a farewell to the old school of folk songwriting.

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