13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019

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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

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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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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

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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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Greece, 2018, 22 min, West Coast Premiere

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

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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Greece, 2018, 23 min, LA Premiere

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

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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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Greece, 2018, 20 min, North American Premiere

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

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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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Greece, 2018, 18 min, North American Premiere

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

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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Greece, 2019, 30 min, World Premiere

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

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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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5:45 PM | RIGLER

STILL RIVER (Akinito Potami)

Greece, 2018, 128 min, US Premiere

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

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

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

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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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Greece, 2018, 13 min

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

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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8:30 PM | RIGLER


Greece, 2018, 95 min, North American Premiere

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

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

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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France, 2018, 60 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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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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United States, 2018, 20 min, West Coast Premiere

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

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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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