Screening of the recent film by George Agathonikiadis, a Greek director of the Diaspora. A discussion with the director follows the screening…
In 1941 a Greek soldier accidentally kills a German soldier. It was an act that would weigh heavily on the Greek man’s conscience. Many years later he begins to relive the memories of this incident. To atone for his deed and pay homage to the soldier, he decides to visit the man’s family and return the soldier’s personal belongings that he had taken with him. But he is physically unable to make the journey, and it is up to his granddaughter, Myrto, to take up this odyssey. The movie is a poetic drama with autobiographical references.
Director George Agathonikiadis is a victim of the Greek Civil War and the deep social divisions and animosity it left in its wake. He moved with his family to former Czechoslovakia when he was only 18 months old. He studied at one of the most renowned schools for cinematography in the world, the FAMU in Prague. In 2000 he directed the feature film Returning in Autumn. Just before Christmas of 2009 he completed his second feature film, Bitter Snow, filmed in Greece, Germany and the Czech Republic and starring Greek and foreign actors. Among the Greek actors in the film are: Anna Iris, George Velentzas, Kostas Laskos, Kostas Gialinis, Christos Papagiotelis, and Gerasimos Mavros.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|