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"Daughter" and "God loves caviar" are in theatres in Greece

02 October 2012 / 14:10:49  GRReporter
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The two films are the latest Greek productions and they are expected to attract a large number of viewers. The first one presents the crisis of values ​​in Greece and the second film - the rise of a poor pirate, who became a major merchant of caviar in the early 19th century.

"Daughter" is the third film of director Thanos Anastopoulos, which was featured within the festival "Opening Nights Cosmote." The applause was loud, but at the same time, the audience was commenting on some of the most powerful themes, the main one of which is the crisis of values ​​in Greece in recent years. According to critics, the director raises this issue in a very subtle way.

A girl at the age of 14 decides to kidnap the son, aged 8, of her father's partner, when he suddenly decides to disappear in order to hide from his lenders. She believes that the partner is to blame for the fact that her father is missing and so, she is ready to go to any lengths. The main part of the film is the relationship between the girl and the boy, which evolves in the woodshed, where she keeps him like in a prison. The content of some of the scenes is very violent and film critics describe them as "scenes for nerves of steel."
Thanos Anastopoulos himself says that he tackled particularly questions such as, what kind of actions a child can take, when seeing the destruction of his or her family, how far the responsibility of parents goes and the way in which violence makes its way into society. The filmmaker defines the film as a "kind of civil war" inside the family and thanks the parents of the two main characters for their confidence.

Mikrokosmos and Aavora cinemas will show the film on 4 October.

The Greek film "God loves caviar," directed by Yiannis Smaragdis and realized with foreign production companies will be shown from 11 October onwards.

The film recreates on the big screen the life and work of Ioannis Varvakis – an illiterate pirate from the island of Psara, who moves to Russia where he becomes a major merchant of caviar. He is patronized there by Empress Catherine the Great, whose role is played by French actress Catherine Deneuve.

Later, Ioannis Varvakis (played by German actor Sebastian Koch) returns to his native island, where he devotes himself to the idea of ​​rebellion against the Ottoman rule in 1821. He dies four years later, leaving one million roubles for the construction of Varvakios lyceum. For many years, this was the only school of its kind in Greece. The building was burned during clashes between armed members of leftist organizations and the army in December 1944. The covered market in the centre of Athens is located there today. Ioannis Varvakis left much of his inheritance to the Greek state for charitable purposes.

According to film critics, the film is "a richly filmed epic tale." So far, they refrain from comments on its forthcoming premiere in theatres.


Tags: CinemaDaughterGod loves caviarFilmsThanos AnastopoulosYiannis Smaragdis
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