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“The Hellenic National Audiovisual Archive presents...”
At JOHN CASSAVETES, Friday, March 20, 2009, 11:00

Organized by the Hellenic National Audiovisual Archive (HeNAA) in conjunction with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

The films will be presented by Stelios Kymionis, Documentation Coordinator of the HeNAA.The HeNAA presentation will be held by Yorgos Bolanis, its Managing Director, who will be flanked by HeNAA associates.

The segment entitled “The Hellenic National Audiovisual Archive presents...” inaugurates the presence of the Hellenic National Audiovisual Archives (HeNAA), from this year onwards, at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. This year’s segment includes a short presentation of the HeNAA’s main aspects and aims, as well as the screening of four documentaries which were recently digitalized and which, though directed by well-known filmmakers, remain relatively unknown. The first concerns the Manakia brothers, the pioneers of Greek cinema. Their films are classified among the very first audiovisual records of Balkan reality. The other three films, all filmed in the early sixties, are good examples of a highly demanding Greek documentary that was underway during a period when the genre was evolving on an international scale.

The Manakia Brothers
Direction-Screenplay: Costas Andritsos
Greece, 1988, 22΄

Theophilos – A Painter’s Fairy Tale
Direction-Screenplay: Nestoras Matsas
Greece, 1963, 13΄

The Greatest Force
Direction: Robert Manthoulis – Iraklis Papadakis
Greece, 1963, 20΄

This Is Athens
Direction: Roussos Koundouros
Greece, 1960, 16΄

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