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Washington, April 6: Voulgaris film screening

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From: "HR-Net News Distribution Manager" <dist@hri.org>

Originally From: Zoe Kosmidou <zkosmidou at greekculture.us>

Masters of Greek Cinema

The Embassy of Greece in collaboration with the Greek Film Center and support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece,

present the Greek Film Series: PANORAMA OF GREEK CINEMA

at the historic AVALON Theatre in Washington DC.

The series provides a wonderful opportunity for DC filmgoers to experience the best of Greek cinema. Screenings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM

Next Show: WED, APRIL 6 @ 8:00 PM

QUITE DAYS OF AUGUST (Isyhes meres tou Avgoustou)

Directed by Greek Cinema Master: Pantelis Voulgaris Cast: Thanasis Vengos, Aleka Paizi, Themis Bazaka, Chryssoula Diavati, Mirka Kalatzopoulou

Not Rated - 108 min - in Greek w/ English subtitles - Greece 1991

³Voulgaris emerges with Quiet Days more fresh than ever, justifying the privilege position he holds in Greek cinema alongside Theo Angelopoulos² (London Film Festival) ³Pantelis Voulgaris has turned out one of his best films² (David Stratton, Variety)

Synopsis

³Quiet Days in August is a moving, meditative drama interweaving three talesof love and loss set in Athens in August, a time when many flee the metropolis for the mountains or seaside. As the director puts it, ³Only the lonely stay behind ­ and those who love the deserted city.² A retired seaman aids a recently widowed woman who has fainted in the subway, and unexpectedly finds new spark in his life. An elderly woman, living in isolation and lost in dreams of the past, befriends the young woman who is her new neighbor. A meek bank clerk receives, every day at 4:00 pm, an erotic phone call from an unknown woman. ³A feather in the cap for Greek cinema . . . A gentle, touching and beautifully made film. Photography by Dinos Katsouridis is outstanding. . . There¹s also a beautiful score by veteran composer Manos Hadjidakis² (Stratton). (Composer Hadjidakis is the subject of Voulgaris¹ The Great Love Songs, also screening in this series.)². Source: Pacific Cinematheque.

Pandelis Voulgaris

He was born in Athens in 1940 and studied at the Stavrakou Film School. He worked initially as an assistant director and made his first short in 1965. Since then his films have won international acclaim and numerous awards establishing his reputation as one of the foremost Greek film directors of his generation. Pantelis Vouglaris has also directed several documentaries for Greek television and the hour-long documentary on the poet Yannis Ritsos for German Television. He has also directed for the stage. In 1995 Pantelis Voulgaris was honored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York with a mid-career retrospective.

The Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
202-966-6000
info@theavalon.org

BUY TICKETS: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/avalon/advance?i=10468 For more information on Greek culture visit our blog: http://greekcultureintheus.blogspot.com

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THAT HELPS THE GREEK FILM SERIES TO CONTINUE

Zoe Kosmidou, Ph.D.
Minister Counselor
Cultural Affairs
Embassy of Greece
and USA Office Director
Hellenic Foundation for Culture
2217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone No.: 202-939-1300
http://www.mfa.gr/washington/


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