When Tomatoes met Wagner December 9th at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA

The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival are proud to present the Greek submission for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 2020 Academy Awards.

December 9th | 7:30PM at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA
Tickets $15$ at http://bit.ly/2XDEm81

All ticket sales support the 2020 programming of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.

Pay Parking available in UCLA lot 3
215 Charles E. Young Drive North Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Greece, 2018, 13 min
Director, Writer, Producer: Oliwia Twardowska

What happens in the mind 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.

* 2018 Thessaloniki IFF – Youth Award, Best Film

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CLIFFS OF FREEDOM (Not in Competition)

USA, 2019, 137 min

Director: Van Ling
Writers: Van Ling, Marianne Metropoulos
Producers: 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.

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

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

Director/Writer: Vasilis Kekatos
Procucer: 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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* 2019 Sundance Film Festival

* 2018 Villeurbanne Short Film Festival – Best Film

* 2018 Locarno Film Festival

* 2018 Drama Film Festival – Best Southeastern European Film

* 2018 Athens Premiere Nights – 2nd Best Film

THE MOUNTAIN TEARS (Ta dakria tou vounou)

Greece, 2018, 111 min, North American Premiere

Director/Writer: Stelios Charalampopoulos
Producer: Panos 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.

Born in Athens in 1956, Stelios Charalampoloulos studied economics and film in Greece, followed by post-graduate studies in Paris. He was the publisher of the art magazine Graphi. He has published a poetry collection as well.