official participations:
47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Digital Wave 1)
6th Strange Screen (Panorama)




a film by angelos spartalis, wish you luck film productions
2006, Digital Video, 75min, colour

 

.......... Περιγραφή

Ένα γλυπτό 5 τόνων κατασκευάζεται στον Άγιο Νικόλαο και μεταφέρεται από την Κρήτη στη Γαλλία. Σε μια άλλη Ελληνική πόλη, μια μάνα παρακαλεί να της επιστρέψουν το πτώμα του γιου της.

.......... Description

A 5-ton sculpture is constructed in Aghios Nikolaos and it is transported from Crete to France. In another Greek city, a mother begs to get back her son’s corpse.

 

 

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(click for trailer, mpg 4 MB, 1min 30sec)..........





 

Σημείωμα σκηνοθέτη

Όλα τα πράγματα, για ένα πτώμα γίνονται. Και για το κεφάλι ενός αγάλματος γίνονται πράγματα. Μέχρι εκεί. Δεν αποδέχομαι κανένα γενετικό ή γεωγραφικό ορισμό του Έλληνα. Ο Έλληνας κατάγεται από τον πολιτισμό του. Όσοι από εσάς επαναλαμβάνετε τις ύβρεις που περιγράφονται στην Αντιγόνη είστε Ανέντιμοι άνθρωποι. Αυτό είστε. Και μετά, όσοι από εσάς απορείτε γιατί τιμωρήστε με τις ίδιες ακριβώς τιμωρίες που κι αυτές περιγράφονται από τον Σοφοκλή, είστε Αγράμματοι άνθρωποι. Αυτό είστε. Ούτε Έλληνες είστε ούτε Ευρωπαίοι μπορείτε να ονομάζεστε. Σε τι χρησιμεύετε κύριοι εσείς που δεν μπορείτε να βρείτε το πτώμα ενός παιδιού να το δώσετε πίσω στη μάνα του?

 

Director’s Note

Every single thing happens for the sake of a corpse. Or perhaps for the head of a statue. Up to that. I do not accept any genetical or geographical definition of the Greek. Greeks are the descendants of their civilization. Those of you who repeat the hubris described in Antigone are Dishonest people. That’s what you are. Then again, those of you who wonder at being punished with the same punishments that are also described by Sophocles are Uneducated people. That’s what you are. You can be called neither Greeks nor Europeans. What use are you of, gentlemen, if you cannot find the corpse of a boy and give it back to his mother?

 

 

 

 


Προβολές - Projections

21 November 2006, 24:00
Cine Tonia Marketaki, Thessaloniki
supported by the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, DigitalWave
22 November 2006, 18:00
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
supported by the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, DigitalWave
16 January 2007, 22:00
Cine Mikrokosmos, Athens
supported by Greek Film Center and Thessaloniki International Film Festival
24 March 2007, 21:00
Cine REX, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
supported by the Cinematography Club and the Municipality of Aghios Nikolaos
9 October 2007, 19:00
Thessaloniki Cinema Musem
supported by the 6th Strange Screen in collaboration with the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the British Council.
       
3 February 2014, 21:00
Yacht Club of Hania, Crete
supported by the Greek-French Association of Hania
       
2 August 2015, 21:00
Open Theater of Laconia, Crete
supported by the Cinematography Club of Aghios Nikolaos and the Cultural Orgazization of Laconia, Crete
       

 

 

 

 


..........Φωτογραφίες - Photographs

 


Still from the movie "The Abduction of Europe": Marianthi Menegaki as Antigone

 


Still from the movie "The Abduction of Europe"

 


25 November 2006, Thessaloniki, Digital Wave Directors (photo by motionteam)
Above: Giovanis, Spartalis, Rikoudis, Seferiades, Loukakos, Aktypi
Bottom: Bakolas, Rikaki, Alevras, Kalkovalis, Tsambani, Pomonis

 


Head of Greek Program Thanos Anastopoulos, Coordinator Afroditi Nikolaidou, Martha Martaki
and Angelos Spartalis at Thessaloniki, 21 November 2006 (photo by Angelos Spartalis)

 



Angelos Spartalis at Thessaloniki, 21 November 2006
Above:  with Yiannis Protonotarios & Marianthi Menegaki
Bottom left: with Elna Kleopa, Bottom right: with Omiros Evangelinos

 


Still from the movie "The Abduction of Europe": Rita Marnellou as Europe

 


Still from the movie "The Abduction of Europe": Nikos & Pantelis Sotiriadis

 

Marianthi Menegaki Marianthi Menegaki Rita MarnellouMaria Hatzifotinou

Lab of Nikos & Pantelis Sotiriadis, Aghios Nikolaos, Cretefree lab of dancing Rita Marnellou free lab of dancing Rita Marnellou free lab of dancing Rita Marnellou
12 stills from the movie "The Abduction of Europe"

 


Nikos Koundouros & Marianthi Menegaki at the projection of
"The Abduction of Europe" in Athens, Mikrokosmos Cinema, 16 January 2007

 

 



..........περισσότερες πληροφορίες - more info

..........download the trailer
...........    (mpg file size 4 MB, duration 1min 30sec)

..........radio spot - ραδιοφωνικό σπότ 

..........movie script   -  το σενάριο της ταινίας
...........    (MS-WORD file, 60 KB)

..........>  Thessaloniki International Film Festival
...........    online : www.filmfestival.gr  /  cache : ENGLISH  -  GREEKs

 

 



..........'Αρθρα και αναφορές - press articles & remarks.






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