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.
On The Scene: LAGFF Artistic Director Aris Katopodis and team (partial) Dimitra Kasdagli Georgia Tripodes Melinda Manos Eleni Arvaniti and Katerina Frederickson supporting The Greek Heritage Society of S. California premiere screening of “The New Greek Americans 1960-2018” With congrats and thanks to Shelly Papadopoulos!
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.
* 2019 Sundance Film Festival
* 2018 Villeurbanne Short Film Festival – Best Film
* 2018 Locarno Film Festival
* 2018 Drama Film Festival – Best Southeastern European Film
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.