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Selected Short Films

The Line (I Grammi)
A brief, simple line animation by two young filmmakers who exercise their wit in a successful political satire.

• Produced and Directed by Nassos Mirmirides and Yannis Koutsoures. (1973, 3 mins, color, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)

SSSST
A short, clever film using live action, photographs and cartoons to tell the story of a family in a big town and their problems of fitting in.

• Written, Produced and Directed by Theodoros Maragos. With Stathis Maragos, Anna Maragos. (1971, 7 mins, color, In Greek with English subtitles, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)

Letters From America
“A delightful, colorful montage of old photos, postcards and letters that convey the bitterness and hopes of Greek immigrants to America at the turn of the century.”

-Aglae Mitropoulos, Greek Film Archives

• Written and Directed by Lakis Papastathis. (1972, 19 mins, color, In Greek with English subtitles, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)

The Statement (I Katathesi)
This taut, stark dramatization is based on a real event. A couple sell their new-born child which they cannot afford to rear properly. The film is told in terms of the mother's account before a prosecuting magistrate, with flashbacks of the clinic and the sale.

• Directed by C. Paliannopoulos. Produced by K. Stamatiou. With A. Alexandraki, G. Totsikas. (1973, 19 mins, In Greek with English subtitles, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)

Kavala
“Maria Comninos, a young sociologist, explores the mood of the people of Kavala on the eve of the first free elections after the seven-year dictatorship. This particular city, with a long tradition of political struggle, is now at the center of international interest since oil has been discovered in the seabed of the island of Thassos.”

-Aglae Mitropoulos, Greek Film Archives

• Directed by Theodoros Adamopoulos. Written and Produced by Maria Comninos. (1975, 35 mins, In Greek with English subtitles, Print Courtesy of the Greek Cinematheque)

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