13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019

12:30 PM | RIGLER

CHIMERA (Not in Competition)

Greece/UK, 2018, 2min

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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United States, 2018, 11 min, Animation

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

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

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

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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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Greece, 2016, 9 min, US Premiere, Animation

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

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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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2:00 PM | RIGLER

KAZANTZAKIS (Kazantzakis)

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

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

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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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37 DAYS (37 meres)

Greece, 2018, 23 min, North American Premiere

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

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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

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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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Greece, 2018, 9 min, West Coast Premiere

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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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, 77 min, North American Premiere

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

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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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Greece, 2017, 17 min, US Premiere, Documentary

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

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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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Greece, 2018, 30 min

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

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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6:00 PM | RIGLER

HER JOB (I Doulia Tis)

Greece, 2018, 90 min, West Coast Premiere

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

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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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