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December 7, 2018

Plato’s Academy

Plato's Academy

Athens, Plato’s Academy district. A small, quiet junction with three tobacco stores and a dog. Stavros owns one of the stores. His wife has left him and refuses to come back; his mother has already had a stroke and he must take care of her 24/7. The favourite hobby of the three tobacconists is counting the Chinese, who are setting up their shop across the street. It is an everlasting hobby because the Chinese appear to multiply by the day. They only stop counting if an Albanian goes past them. Then, they bet on whether the dog will bark at the Albanian or not. This is their second favourite hobby. That is how they spend their life, idly and merrily, watching life go by, outside their stores. However, Stavros is constantly worried. He is inexplicably unhappy. At night, he suffers from insomnia, but he is not able to pinpoint what is wrong with him. Until one day, an Albanian, who goes past the three men (and gets barked at by the dog), recognises Stavros's mother as his own long-lost mother.

Director: Filippos Tsitos
Screenplay: Alexis Kardaras, Filippos Tsitos
Producer: Constantinos Moriatis, Thanassis Karathanos
Cinematography: Polidefkis Kirlidis
Editing: Dimitris Peponis
Sound:  Vangelis Zelkas, Costas Varibopiotis
Sets:  Spyros Laskaris
Costumes: Christina Chantzaridou
Make Up:  Giannis Pamoukis
Line Producer: Panagiotis Karambinis
Music:  Enstro
Cast:  Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Anastas Kozdine, Titika Saringouli, Giorgos Souxes, Konstantinos Koronaios, Panayiotis Stamatakis, Maria Zorba
Production:  Pan Entertainment S.A., Twenty Twenty Vision in co-production with Greek Film Centre, ZDF-Das Kleine Fernsehspiel in co-operation with ARTE, ERT S.A., Graal S.A. Digital Creations and the support of Eurimages Council of Europe, Medienboard-Berlin Brandenburg and the Media Program
Locarno Int Film Festival 2009 – Int Competition Selection – Leopard for Best Actor, Ecumenical Jury Prize, Youth Jury Prize
Montpellier International Film Festival 2009
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009
Tirana International Film Festival 2009 – Best Feature Award
Spirit of Fire – International Debut Film Festival 2010 – Silver Taiga Award for 2nd Best Feature Film
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival 2010
Napoli Film Festival 2010
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2010 – Best Dramatic Feature Award
Shortlisted for the Lux Prize for the Best European Film of the European Parliament
Sao Paulo IFF 2010
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival
New York Greek Film Festival 2010
Medfilm Festival (Rome) 2010
Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival 2010
Gijon IFF 2010
European Film Festival in Segovia 2010
Film Festival del Garda 2010 – Best Feature Film Award
Feature Film, Greece-Germany 2009, 35mm, Color, 103’, Dolby Digital