The film “The Spirtokuto” by G. Economides, 20 years after its 1st showing, is played again

The film “The Spirtokuto” by G. Economides, 20 years after its 1st showing, is played again
The film “The Spirtokuto” by G. Economides, 20 years after its 1st showing, is played again

Filmcenter Trianin presents 20 years after the 1st official screening of the film at the 43rd Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2002, the first feature film by director Yiannis Economides, “Spirtokouto”.

It is a bold and extreme film, which redefined Greek cinema.

It will be screened exclusively at the Trianon cinema at 21 Kodrigtonos and Patision, in Athens from next Thursday, September 8, 2022.

An anniversary re-release where all screenings will be made by the classic TRIANON projection machine from the original copy of the film on 35mm film.

– Listen to Vangelis… aruleza, metreza, college…

-Yes hey, college and film cutter, and reels get to work in the TRIANON cabin…

– And the shutter… you will also hear the shutter during the screening… yes, normal Cinema…

– Because that’s how I like it! It is done! Goal.

“Spirtokouto”, the emblematic film that introduced us to the world of Giannis Economides, is being re-released in cinemas on its anniversary, starting at the TRIANON cinema and with screenings carried out exclusively by the traditional cinema projection machine with its original copy on 35mm film movie.

Summary

One day, in the middle of a heat wave, the house of Dimitris, a middle-aged 50-year-old family man, somewhere in Korydallos, turns into a battlefield! All the family members lash out at each other with incredible verbal violence and revelations of passions, jealousies and professional disputes. Until an unexpected confession blows everything up.

The director, screenwriter, actor and producer Giannis Economidis was born in Cyprus in 1967. In 1987 he moved to Athens to study cinema. After his first documentaries and short films, in 2002 he wrote and directed his first feature film, THE MATCH BOX. His second feature, SOUL IN THE MOUTH, premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week and traveled to prestigious international festivals including Chicago, Pusan, Tallinn and Lecce. His third film, MACHAIROVGALTIS, after its premiere at the Pusan ​​International Film Festival, won seven awards from the Hellenic Film Academy, including Best Film, Director and Screenplay. The fourth feature, THE LITTLE FISH, had its world premiere at the International Competition of the 64th Berlin Film Festival in 2014.

In 2016, Oikonomidis wrote and directed his first play, STELLA KOIMISOU, for the New Stage of the National Theatre, which immediately became a huge artistic and commercial success.

His latest film, THE BALLAD OF THE HOLE HEART, premiered amid COVID in 2020 and managed to become a major box office hit, receiving 15 nominations from the Hellenic Film Academy, including Best Director and Best Film.

All five of his feature films won the “Best Greek Film of the Year” distinction from the Panhellenic Film Critics Association (PEKK).

At this time, Economides is preparing his next film, entitled BIG STONE IN A SMALL HEAD.

– THE MATCH BOX, duration 81 minutes.

*We remember in Patras a screening of the film that took place at the Agora theater in the presence of the director.

Director’s Note

Really… how is it possible to fit so many winds in a “matchbox”?

When the measure of representation is hot reality, then anything is possible!

When the need for conflict meets the necessity for truly gritty realism, then the winds spill out and reveal their hideous face.

Either way, there is no end to the sins of the broken and lost middle class…

In any case, however, everything comes down to a common denominator: violence.

What is a Matchbox?

Quite simply, the tragic comedy of life… of the walking dead…

DIRECTOR: YIANNIS ECONOMIDIS

SCREEN: YIANNIS ECONOMIDIS, LENIA SPIROPOULOU

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DIMITRIS CHORIANOPOULOS

EDITING: SPYROS KOKKAS

SOUND: DINOS KITTOU

MIXER: KOSTAS FYLAKTIDIS

SCENES – COSTUMES: GEORGIA DEMIRI

PRODUCER: YIANNIS ECONOMIDIS.

PLAYING BY:

HERRIKOS LITSIS

ELENI KOKKIDOU

KOSTAS SYKOMINOS

YIANNIS VOULGARAKIS

STAVROS YANGOULIS

ANGELIC POPPY

SERAPITA GRIGORIADOU

IOANNA IVANOUDI.

The article is in Greek

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