The next “naked eye” scheduled screening at the Lithographion Theater is on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 9.30pm and includes the screening of the documentary “The Laughing Child” by Alan Gilshelan.
It is no coincidence that the specific date for the screening of this film was not chosen.
Two days after the screening, exactly half a century is completed since the heroic uprising of the Polytechnic University and the night when the metal, crawling monster, broke down the gate of the Polytechnic University, crushed young children, who did not let go of the Greek flag from their hands and scattered the death…
The Naked Eye and the Lithographion Theater with this projection keep the candle of Remembrance burning, being aware that even in our times the crippled continue to be killed by the Laughing Children…
Finally, the organizers of the screening, from the bottom of their hearts, feel the need to thank you for your overwhelming response and the love with which you embraced a film like the masterpiece animation No Dogs and Italians. says the head of “Naked Eye”, Nikos Kavadias.
The screening takes place in the context of the tribute with the general title “The Red November of Humanity”.
THE LAUGHING CHILD by Alan Gilshelan
(An Buachaill Gealgháireaching Boy / Alan Gilsenan, Ireland, 2022, documentary, colour, 91 minutes).
The story of a song’s magical transformation
The Irish song “The Laughing Boy” was written by teenage rebel Brendan Bean as a tribute to another legendary rebel, Michael Collins, whose memory will be commemorated in 2022 on the centenary of his death. But the song enjoyed a great second life as “The Laughing Child”, the left-wing anthem of resistance to the Junta.
Translated by the poet Vasilis Rota, Bian’s lyrics were set to music by Mikis Theodorakis, the leading Greek composer.
The film follows poet Theo Dorgan on his personal Odyssey as he tries to discover the truth behind the song.
It is a narrative that weaves together the tragic and bloody stories of both modern Ireland and modern Greece.
But the stories of both are connected by something much deeper and transcendent: the power of a song.
With original music by the multi-awarded Eleni Karaindrou and with the participation of personalities such as Maria Farandouri, Pantelis Voulgaris, Roberos Manthoulis and Pantelis Boukalas, the film unravels the thread of the unexpected transformations of a song, but also the thread of the turbulent history of two peoples. ..
Facebook page of the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1294466361208085
Screening courtesy of Imagine Media Productions.
The poster is a creation of sin1891pge.
Directed by: Alan Gilshelan
Screenplay: Theo Dorgan
Cinematography: Colm Hogan
Editing: Bjorn Mac Giolla
Sound: John (Bob) Brennan, Kieran Horgan
Music: Eleni Karaindrou
Production: Imagine Media
Producers: Kathryn Baird, Sheila Friel
Narrated by Theo Dorgan
Country of Manufacture: Ireland
Year of Production: 2022
Duration: 91 minutes.
Audience Award of the 25th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – 2023
Pull Focus Award for Best New Irish Documentary – Docs Ireland 2022.