SCHEDULE

13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019


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Monday, June 3 | 5:00 PM MEDIA CHECK-IN | UCLA, JAMES BRIDGES THEATER
Monday, June 3 | 5:30 PM RED CARPET ARRIVALS | UCLA, JAMES BRIDGES THEATER

Monday, June 3 | 7:00PM | UCLA, JAMES BRIDGES THEATER

THE RIGHT POCKET OF THE ROBE (H Dexia Tsepi tou Rasou)

Greece, 2018, 89 min

Filmmakers in Attendance

Presented by UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the study of Hellenic Culture

June 3, 2019 7:00 pm
James Bridges Theater - UCLA

Category: Features
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Director(s): Yiannis Lapatas
Writer(s): Stella Vasilantonaki
Producer(s): Artemis productions
Cast: Thodoris Antoniadis, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Lampros Stavrinopoulos, Manos Vakousis

A lonely monk tries to manage the unbearable sadness and loneliness that suddenly and unexpectedly “return” when he loses his only companion. His dog. Extreme emotions will make him “converse” with his past, and due to this “humble”, for some, trigger, he will reposition his course and his life.

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Monday, June 3 | 9:00 PM RECEPTION | UCLA, JAMES BRIDGES THEATER
Wednesday, June 5 | 5:00 PM MEDIA CHECK-IN | EGYPTIAN THEATER
Wednesday, June 5 | 5:30 PM RED CARPET ARRIVALS | EGYPTIAN THEATER

Wednesday, June 5 | 7:00 PM | RIGLER

MELTEM

France-Greece, 2019, 87 min, North American Premiere

Presented by West Coast Investors and the Argyropoulos Family

June 5, 2019 7:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Basile Doganis
Producer(s): Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil, Fenia Cossovitsa
Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editor(s): Riwanon Le Beller
Music: Kyriakos Kalaitzidis
Cast: Daphne Patakia, Rabah Naït Oufella, Lamine Cissokho, Akis Sakellariou

July 2015. Elena, a young French woman of Greek origin returns to Lesbos with her friends Nassim and Sekou to inherit her mother’s house one year after her death. But the holiday takes a totally new course when Elena and her friends encounter Elyas, a Syrian migrant of their age.

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PATISION AVENUE (Leoforos Patision)

Greece, 2018, 13 min

June 5, 2019 7:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Thanasis Neofotistos
Writer(s): Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Producer(s): Ioanna Bolomyti
Cast: Marina Symeou

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola when she discovers that her son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens: Patision Avenue.

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Wednesday, June 5 | 9:00PM COURTYARD RECEPTION | EGYPTIAN THEATER

Join us at the courtyard of the Egyptian Theater for a warm welcome. Ioannis Markoulakis will be djing; food and beverages will be provided by our sponsors.

Thursday, June 6 | 6:15 PM | RIGLER

PAUSE (Pafsi)

Greece-Cyprus, 2018, 96 min, LA Premiere

June 6, 2019 6:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Tonia Mishiali
Writer(s): Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou
Producer(s): Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali
Cast: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vassiliou, Popi Avraam

In a desperate attempt to escape from the misery of a loveless marriage, Elpida finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, reality and fantasy start to blur.

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QUIDNUNC

Cyprus, 2017, 25 min, North American Premiere

June 6, 2019 6:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Harry Ayiotis
Writer(s): Harry Ayiotis
Producer(s): Louis Patsias
Cast: Niovi Charalambous, Marios Mettis, Skevi Papamiltiadous

A mentally ill Melanie is determined to end her life whilst staying in a desolate hotel.  A woman’s cry for help from the room next door prompts Melanie to pause her suicide plan and investigate the disturbance.

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Thursday, June 6 | 8:30 PM | RIGLER

STILL RIVER (Akinito Potami)

Greece, 2018, 128 min, US Premiere

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Angelos Frantzis
Writer(s): Angelos Frantzis, Spyros Kribalis
Producer(s): Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Cinematography: Simon Beaufils
Editor(s): Nelly Ollivault
Music: Coti K.
Cast: Katia Goulioni, Andreas Konstantinou

Anna and Petros, a Greek couple living in Siberia, are shocked to learn that Anna is pregnant with no prior intercourse. With Petros looking for a logical explanation and Anna turning to the spiritual for answers, their previously unshakeable bond starts to falter and cracks begin to show. Set against the striking frozen landscapes of Siberia, “Still River” is a haunting, touching suspense drama about love, trust, and faith struggling in the face of doubt.

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Thursday, June 6 | 8:30 PM | SPIELBERG

EPIPHANY

United States, 2018, 85 min, West Coast Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Koula Sossiadis Kazista, Katina Sossiadis
Writer(s): Koula Sossiadis Kazista, Katina Sossiadis
Producer(s): Koula Sossiadis Kazista, Jane Kelly Kosek, Penny Edmiston
Cinematography: Alice Gu
Editor(s): Ryan Murphy, Soojin Chung
Music: Nuno Malo
Cast: Alex Dimitriades, Caitlin Carmichael, George Georgiou, Scottie Thompson, Burt Young

Epiphany follows the story of Luka desperate to connect with her negligent father in a Greek sponge diving town in Florida. While also struggling in her relationship to her pill-addicted uncle, Luka befriends an older man and slowly uncovers her family’s mysterious past.

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THE SOUND

Cyprus, 2017, 15 min

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Antony Petrou
Writer(s): Chris Dundon-Smith
Producer(s): Chris Dundon-Smith
Cast: Joseph Mawle, Sienna Guillory, James Hyland, Hanna Saxby

Beth lives a quiet rural life with her parents, on their secluded family farm. When her fragile mother begins to hear a mystery sound that nobody else can hear, Beth becomes obsessed with finding and stopping the mystery of the strange sound.

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Friday, June 7 | 5:30 PM | RIGLER

BACK TO THE TOP

Greece, 2018, 74 min, North American Premiere, Documentary

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Director(s): Stratis Chatzielenoudas
Writer(s): Stratis Chatzielenoudas, Ioanna Petinaraki
Producer(s): Ioanna Petinaraki
Cinematography: Bazil Christodoulou
Editor(s): George Zafeiris
Music: Vodka Juniors

Leonidas, a 33-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends plan to climb on the highest peak of Mount Olympus. For whom is it going to be more difficult?

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THE LAST DAUGHTER

Chile, 2018, 20 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Writer(s): Evi Karampatsou
Cinematography: Evi Karampatsou
Editor(s): Evi Karampatsou

Who becomes a mother? Anyone… Anyone ….I could have been her mother… And Aurora could have been my daughter… I didn’t receive her alive but dead…  But it’s the same…

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CROSSING (Diavasi)

Greece, 2018, 5 min, North American Premiere

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Nikos Mathios
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos, Angelos Argyroulis
Cast: Arriti Kehagia

A young woman is having a pleasant walk in the forest. Or not?

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Friday, June 7 | 7:45 PM | SPIELBERG

½ NEW YEAR

United States, 2018, 75 min, West Coast Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 7, 2019 7:45 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Tom Morash
Writer(s): Georgia Menides, Drew McAnany
Producer(s): Zachary Block
Cinematography: Pierce Cook
Music: Eric Hirsch
Cast: Drew McAnany, Shanley Caswell, Rome Flynn, Bo Youngblood, Brooke Lewis, John Ierardi, Matt Schulte, Jeff Dye, Rebecca Vinagro

An ensemble dramedy, about a group of friends who celebrate 6 months into a year with a big party. Last year, relationships were tested and truths were revealed that would forever change the way this fun-loving group sees the world and each other. This year, pieces are still being picked up as the group bands together to wish one of their own a farewell, as he prepares to move cross-country.

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Friday, June 7 | 8:00 PM | RIGLER

CLIFFS OF FREEDOM (Not in Competition)

USA, 2019, 137 min

Filmmakers in Attendance

Presented by National Hellenic Society

June 7, 2019 8:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Van Ling
Writer(s): Van Ling, Marianne Metropoulos
Producer(s): Casey Cannon, Marianne Metropoulos
Cast: Tania Raymonde, Jan Uddin, Raza Jaffrey, Christopher Plummer

The story of an ill-fated romance between a young Greek village girl and a conflicted Turkish officer during the dawn of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

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Friday, June 7 | 9:30 PM | SPIELBERG

HOLY BOOM

Greece, 2018, 99 min, West Coast Premiere

June 7, 2019 9:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Maria Lafi
Writer(s): Maria Lafi , Elena Dimitrakopoulou
Producer(s): Lilette Botassi, Tefta Bejko
Cinematography: Ilias Adamis
Editor(s): Yorgos Paterakis, Kenan Akkawi
Music: Lakis Halkiopoulos
Cast: Nena Menti, Luli Bitri, Anastasia Rafaela Konidi, Samuel Akinola

Multiple storylines take place in a multicultural area of Athens during Orthodox Easter. The lives of four strangers, who live in the same neighborhood, change dramatically when, on Palm Sunday, the neighborhood’s postbox is blasted just for laughs. The consequences are relentless while Thalia watches everyone in the neighborhood, having lost her only chance to find happiness.

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NOWHERE

Greece, 2018, 14 min, US Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 7, 2019 9:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Writer(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Producer(s): Maria Drandaki
Cast: Effi Rabsilber, Merlin Rose

You have a family, a house, a life. Then, in a moment, you lose everything. And violence seems to follow you in every step you make.

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Saturday, June 8 | 1:00 PM | RIGLER

THE MOUNTAIN TEARS (Ta dakria tou vounou)

Greece, 2018, 111 min, North American Premiere

June 8, 2019 1:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Stelios Charalampopoulos
Cast: Nikos Georgopoulos, Spyros Zambelis, Argyris Kogas, Loukia Katopodi

The tears of the mountain’ follows the odyssey of a company of stonemasons during the troublesome first years of the previous century. Driven away from their land, with war at their heels, cut off by winter, they will perish one by one. Only Markos, the master of the builders, will keep going, like a modern Ulysses, relentless in his quest.

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Saturday, June 8 | 3:15 PM | RIGLER

IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY (S’ Afti Ti Hora Kanis Den Ixere Na Klei)

Greece, 2018, 90 min, US Premiere

June 8, 2019 3:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Giorgos Panousopoulos
Writer(s): Giorgos Panousopoulos
Producer(s): Eleni Kossyfidou
Cinematography: Christos Karamanis
Editor(s): Nikos Vavouris
Music: Vangelis Fampas
Cast: Margarita Panousopoulou, Serge-Requet Barville, Babis Hatzidakis, Fotini Tsakiri, Yannis Hajiyannis

Something magical is happening in a small uncharted island, somewhere in the Aegean Sea: Two unsuspecting foreigners, a French member of the European Parliament and a young economist, arrive in idyllic Armenaki with a fishing boat and become acquainted with the bizarre lifestyle and subversive moral values of its people and let themselves get carried away by the vortex of love and this charming place that has the power to change people’s lives.

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VOURVOUROU

Greece, 2018, 22 min, West Coast Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 8, 2019 3:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts

Director(s): Karina Logothetis
Writer(s): Karina Logothetis
Producer(s): Blonde Audiovisual Productions
Cast: Andreas Iosif Sideris, Kostas Laskos, Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Fani Kalogirou Valti, Elli Anastasiou, Andreas Mitsioulis

“Where does the sun go when it gets dark? Why is the chicken’s egg so important to humans?  Why doesn’t my brother take me with him when he goes caroling with Claire? Who is this mister Al Jaimer who follows my grandfather everywhere?” Six-year-old Markos is determined to find solutions while, unexpectedly, the magical tale called the circle of life unravels before his eyes.

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Saturday, June 8 | 4:00 PM | SPIELBERG

HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

Greece, 2018, 23 min, LA Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Jacqueline Lentzou
Writer(s): Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer(s): Fenia Cossovitsa
Cast: Sofia Kokkali

New Year’s eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

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AVANOS

Greece, 2018, 20 min, North American Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Panagiotis Charamis
Writer(s): Panagiotis Charamis
Producer(s): Konstantinos Baliotis
Cast: Kimon Kouris, Nikos Georgakis, Nikos Ngelia

Tasos, an ex-convict, is feeling responsible for his friend’s accident at their workplace, a slaughterhouse. Kiki, a waitress at the local tavern falls once again victim to sexual harassment. When they both find themselves under extreme pressure, the eruption is unavoidable and the consequences are imminent.

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MOLLY 6 TO 8

Greece, 2018, 18 min, North American Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts

Director(s): Efthimis Miheloudakis
Writer(s): Efthimis Miheloudakis
Producer(s): Mina Dreki
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Haris Fragoulis

It’s the ‘60s and Sporos has a date with Molly his “6 to 8 girl” from the wild teenage years. Their meeting will bring about lost dreams and unfulfilled desires. A bittersweet farewell to a relationship and an era.

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FLICKERING SOULS SET ALIGHT (Gia Hronia Plagiaza Noris)

Greece, 2019, 30 min, World Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Iakovos Panagopoulos
Producer(s): Iakovos Panagopoulos, Petros Antoniadis
Cast: Ioanna Tsirigkouli, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Errikos Litsis, Eliza Skolidi

Greece, 2017. The lack of financial support of Aris (who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / ALS) urges his wife Persephone to get confronted with human existential limits. “How many years does it really take to finally reach «home»?”

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Saturday, June 8 | 5:45 PM | RIGLER

OLYMPIA

United States, 2018, 103 min, LA Premiere, Documentary

Filmmakers in Attendance

Presented by Ecos

June 8, 2019 5:45 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Director(s): Harry Mavromichalis
Writer(s): Harry Mavromichalis, Sam Eggers
Producer(s): Sid Ganis, Anthoula Katsimatides, Muriel Moraes, Harry Mavromichalis, Andrew Ford, Keren Seol, Pamela Spyrs
Cinematography: John Ryan Johnson, Federico Cesca
Editor(s): Sam Eggers, Andrew Ford
Music: Paul Cantelon, Alexia Vassiliou
Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Lynn Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Austin Pendleton, Ed Asner, Lainie Kazan, Louie Zorich, Apollo Dukakis

This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis. This film deals with the struggles and pains surrounding identity and the roles. A deeply moving narrative explores not only Olympia’s rich and storied career  but also her struggle to find a sense of belonging between her American values and the values of her immigrant parents.

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MR. SEGUR

United States, 2018, 11 min, LA Premiere

June 8, 2019 5:45 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Jeff Johnson
Writer(s): Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison
Producer(s): Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison, Drew Fuller
Cast: Apollo Dukakis

A man quietly lives each day following the same routine until one day he meets a woman who brings new meaning into his life.

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Saturday, June 8 | 7:30 PM | SPIELBERG

LAMBDA PI

Greece, 2018, 70 min, North American Premiere, Documentary

June 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Director(s): Cristo Petrou
Writer(s): Cristo Petrou
Producer(s): Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Editor(s): Tolis Apostolidis

Lena Platonos, a Greek artist ahead of her time in terms of her groundbreaking work in electronica, is now receiving a surge of international attention. With the help of collaborators and international musicians of the electronic music scene such as Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and the Red Axes, the film goes back to the time her revolutionary records were made.

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AVE EVA

Greece, 2018, 13 min

June 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Oliwia Twardowska
Writer(s): Oliwia Twardowska
Producer(s): Oliwia Twardowska

What happens in the mid of a seven years old Eva who accidentally sees her parents in the act of love? This spectacle, unbearably mysterious and violent, causes fear and curiosity at the same time

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Saturday, June 8 | 8:30 PM | RIGLER

THE WAITER

Greece, 2018, 95 min, North American Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

Presented by Cinemax

June 8, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Steve Krikris
Writer(s): Steve Krikris
Producer(s): Nikolas Alavanos, Steve Krikris
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Editor(s): Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Ioanna Pogiantzi
Music: Coti K.
Cast: Aris Servetalis, Yannis Stankoglou, Chiara Gensini

Renos, a lonely professional waiter, sees his well-organized life routine changing after an unexpected series of events.

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THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH (I Sigi ton Psarion Otan Pethenoun)

Greece-France, 2018, 19 min, West Coast Premiere

June 8, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Shorts

Director(s): Vasilis Kekatos
Writer(s): Vasilis Kekatos
Producer(s): Eleni Kossyfidou, Guillaume Dreyfus - Delphine Schmit (Co-Producers)
Cast: Andreas Konstantinou, Alexandra K*, Angelos Skasilas, Alexandros Papaioannou

Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.

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Saturday, June 8 | 9:15 PM | SPIELBERG

OBSCURO BARROCO

France, 2018, 60 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 8, 2019 9:15 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Director(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Writer(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Producer(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Editor(s): Yorgos Lamprinos
Cast: Luana Muniz, Fabian McCroskey

Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic homage to a land of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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I AM MACKENZIE

United States, 2018, 20 min, West Coast Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 8, 2019 9:15 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Artemis Anastasiadou
Writer(s): Brittany Worthington
Producer(s): Lauren Izard
Cast: Shonagh Smith, Alan Nguyen

Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck.

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Sunday, June 9 | 12:30 PM | RIGLER | Presented by ELMA

CHIMERA (Not in Competition)

Greece/UK, 2018, 2min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Ioanna Varsou

A young girl struggling with the difficulties of her everyday life finds refuge through the power of her imagination.

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THE LEAF OF POPLAR (Not in Competition)

Greece, 2015, 4min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Eirini Vianeli

A short story about a leaf the wind set sailing and a man at sea, inspired by the poem “The Leaf of the Poplar” by Giorgos Seferis.

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MAYBE IT’S ME (Not in Competition)

Greece/UK, 2017, 6min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Dimitris Simou

An animator recreates memories from his childhood in Greece. Exploring the themes of family, immigration and the fear of ephemeral memories.

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FOREST RED (Not in Competition)

Greece, 2018, 10min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Ageliki Ioakimidou

A young girl dressed in red has to face the gods of the forest in order to save her brother.

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FROM THE SAME THREAD (Not in Competition)

Greece/Spain/Chile, 2017, 3min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Antonia Piña, Rucha Dhayarkar, Lorene Friesenbichler, Phaedra Derizioti

A man made of thread tries to escape.

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HOW MANY HUGS? (Not in Competition)

Greece, 2017, 3min

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation
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Director(s): Katerina Michalopoulou, Spyros Pantazis, Eleni Politopoulou, Antonis Touloumis

How many hugs do we need to withstand separation?

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WAR AND TREES

United States, 2018, 11 min, Animation

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation Shorts
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Director(s): Aliki Theofilopoulos
Writer(s): Brendan Hay, Emily Brundige
Producer(s): Aliki Theofilopoulos, Brendan Hay
Cast: Lauren Lapkus, Kelly McCreary, Danny Pudi, Stephanie Lemelin

When Audrey, Lotta and Dot’s biggest frenemies, “The Bloogey Boys” exclude pal “Tiny” from their treehouse because he’s “too small,” Audrey leads the Harvey Girls in an all-out war against the boys. But is it to correct Tiny’s injustice, or her own?

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INVERSE

Greece, 2018, 6 min, West Coast Premiere, Animation

Filmmakers in Attendance

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation Shorts
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Director(s): Ioanna Tsinividi
Writer(s): Spiros Gratsias
Producer(s): Harold Herbert

Agastrophos marble figure focused on the upside-down beetle; its legs and arms grasping the air trying to flip over. If he could simply give it a helping flick; it would INVERSE its destiny giving it another chance at life.

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AENIGMA

Greece, 2016, 9 min, US Premiere, Animation

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Animation Shorts
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Director(s): Aris Fatouros, Antonis Ntoussias
Writer(s): Aris Fatouros, Antonis Ntoussias
Producer(s): Michael Sarantinos

A Greek stereoscopic CG animation inspired by the works of Greek surrealist painter Theodore Pandaleon. A requiem to Form, Feminine-Goddess, eternal Eve, Art. To the dream of regeneration.

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Sunday, June 9 | 2:00 PM | RIGLER

KAZANTZAKIS (Kazantzakis)

Greece, France, 2017, 120 min, West Coast Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Ioannis Smaragdis
Script Adaptation: Ioannis Smaragdis
Producer(s): Eleni Smaragdi, Vincent Michaud – 2017 films
Cinematography: Ari Stavrou
Set and Costume Design: George Patsas
Editor(s): Stella Filippopoulou
Music: Minos Matsas
Cast: Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Marina Kalogirou, Nikos Kardonis, Thodoris Atheridis

The true story of the greatest Greek author of the 20th century, Nikos Kazantzakis, based on his autobiography “Report to Greco”.

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Sunday, June 9 | 2:30 PM | SPIELBERG

37 DAYS (37 meres)

Greece, 2018, 23 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Nikoleta Leousi
Writer(s): Nikoleta Leousi, Vangelis Serfas
Producer(s): Phaedra Vokali
Cast: Elli Tringou, Yannis Tsortekis, Yorgos Katsis, Katerina Lypiridou, Argyris Mpakirtzis

When Maria, a young pregnant woman is fired, she goes on a birth strike. A short film about a dream set in Athens, Greece.

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ROOM (Domatio)

Greece, 2018, 7 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Konstantinos Katsiaboulas
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos
Cast: Mania Papadimitriou

A woman tries to sort out the mess in her room.

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IVAN

Greece, 2018, 9 min, West Coast Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Panagiotis Kountouras
Writer(s): Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Producer(s): Eleni Afentaki, Christos Stergioglou, Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Cast: Christos Stergioglou

Can you consume your human nature in a meal? When hidden instinct is transformed into morbid obsession, then self-preservation turns into a meaningless ritual of imitation, an act of empty logic.

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NOCTURNE (Notourno)

Greece, 2018, 17 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Roussos Kasiotakis
Writer(s): Katia Kouliou, Roussos Kasiotakis
Producer(s): Giannis Papadopoulos
Cast: Angelos Nerantzis, Andreas Koutsourelis, Dimitris Naziris, Nikolas Nikitakis, Momo Vlachou

Once more the town faces a severe water shortage. The chosen one gets prepared for his journey to the cistern, a place that no resident has seen; a place that no emissary has ever returned from. Following the established order, a farewell reception has been organized before the departure.

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DYING FOR EUROPE

Greece, 2017, 17 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Documentaries
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Director(s): Nikos Pilos
Writer(s): Natasha Blatsiou
Producer(s): Goethe Institute of Athens, Nikos Pilos
Editor(s): Pantelis Liakopoulos
Music: Orestis Kamperidis

The largest migratory flow recorded in history since World War II is revealed through fragments of personal stories. The heartrending trilogy focuses on the strength and hope of those who dare to dream a better life in Europe and are willing to even give their lives for a ‘new’ life.

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THIRD KIND

Greece, 2018, 30 min

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

Category: Shorts
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Director(s): Yorgos Zois
Writer(s): Konstantina Kotzamani
Producer(s): Antigoni Rota
Cast: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Effi Rabsilber, Nikos Hanakoulas, Miankhail Waris Awalgul

rth has been abandoned a long time now and the human race has found refuge in outer space. Three archeologists return to Earth to investigate where a mysterious five tone signal is coming from…

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Sunday, June 9 | 4:00 PM MEDIA CHECK-IN | EGYPTIAN THEATER
Sunday, June 9 | 4:30 PM RED CARPET ARRIVALS | EGYPTIAN THEATER

Sunday, June 9 | 6:00 PM | RIGLER

HER JOB (I Doulia Tis)

Greece, 2018, 90 min, West Coast Premiere

Filmmakers in Attendance

Presented by GP Kolovos & Associates

June 9, 2019 6:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

Category: Features
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Director(s): Nikos Labôt
Writer(s): Katerina Kleitsioti, Nikos Labôt
Producer(s): Maria Drandaki, Julie Paratian
Cinematography: Dionysis Efthymiopoulos
Editor(s): Dounia Sichov
Music: Onno
Cast: Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos

Panayiota, a 37-year-old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her family in a modest neighborhood in Athens, Greece. To cope with the recession, Panayiota for the first time in her life finds a job as a cleaner and breaks free from domestic monotony. Gradually gains the respect she never had from her family and face again her personal dead ends. But Panayiota cannot be the same anymore.

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Sunday, June 9 | 8:00 PM ORPHEUS AWARDS | EGYPTIAN THEATER
Sunday, June 9 | 9:15 PM RECEPTION | EGYPTIAN THEATER

Join us for the closing celebration of the 13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Greek Rebetiko Trio will be playing live music; food and beverages will be provided by our sponsors.