Little England – by Pantelis Voulgaris (Opening film), Thursday, 21.01., 19:30 (Hall 1)

Greece, 2013, 152′, Greek with German subtitles
With Pinelopi Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou, Maximos Moumouris a.o.

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Plot:

The exceptional family saga spans two decades in the history of modern Greece 
and in the lives of the Saltafero sisters, Orsa and Moscha, their parents, 
husbands and children. United and divided by a terrible secret, the two sisters 
spend their lives in love with the same man. It is a story of passion, family and 
loss; it is a tribute to the seafaring men who leave their homes behind, as well 
as the strong women who wait for them, and hold their worlds together: the 
Penelopes of the island of Andros.

Pantelis Voulgaris

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 Voulgaris has also directed several documentaries for Greek television and the hour-long documentary on the poet Yannis Ritsos for German Television. He also directed for the stage. In 1995 Pantelis Voulgaris was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art in New York with a mid-career retrospective.

Filmography (Selection):
1965 THE THIEF, short
1966 JIMMY THE TIGER, short
Best Short Film, Best Actor and Critics Awards, Thessaloniki Film Festival
1969 THE DANCE OF THE GOATS, documentary,
Grand Prix Contemporary Film Festival, Athens
1972 THE ENGAGEMENT OF ANNA, feature
Best Film, Best Director Awards Thessaloniki Film Festival