2nd MICRO μ FESTIVAL 2012
The 2nd Micro μ Festival was successfully held on Saturday, October 6, in Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes. The attendance exceeded all expectations creating a special atmosphere in all three cities.
In Athens, due to the large number of spectators who had gathered earlier outside the theater "Dipylon", the organizers decided to also screen the films in a second hall.
For more than three hours all you could hear applause coming from the halls, while, during the breaks, the foyer of the theater and sidewalks flooded by comments, discussions and predictions for the winner.
After the end of the screenings in all three cities, the voting process followed. In Athens, the evening closed with the assembled spectators in "white room" of the theater for the announcement of the results, done with live connections among the cities.
Favorite movie of the 2nd Micro μ Festival was the "Vault of Ideas" by Katerina Konstantopoulou. The festival ended with a lot of fun, music and the commitment of the organizers that following fall even more "Greece" would be invited to their 'small' fest.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Dimitris Giamloglou|
|ACTORS||Sofia Moutidou, Makis Papadimitriou, Despoina Giannopoulou, Dimitris Kaikis|
If you had an opportunity to talk, what would you say? Nouli, for the very first time, will stop being a viewer. She stands alone, facing her life. Everything is already there. Only the text is hers.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Anthi Tsirouki|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Antreas Margiolas, Vasilis Karoutzos|
Who imprisoned Mr X?
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Katerina Kalentzi|
|MUSIC||Antonis Karagiannis, Michail Ligkiaris|
|ACTORS||Giorgos Avramidis, Lefteris Vlachos, Paolo Kamisouli, Claudia Loukatsel, Charalampos Mavroeidis, Anna Mertzani, Flavia Sgoifo|
Two forgotten tickets, a melody from the past and an old painted portrait motivate the elderly gentleman Xenophon to contemplate snapshots that marked him, as the last life account, before memories wipe out forever.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Konstantinos Fragkopoulos|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Daniel Stafford – Clark Dan Staffort Clark|
|ACTORS||Phil Barley, Seb Craig|
Lonely elderly people are not always what they seem to be.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Stamos Tsamis|
|ACTORS||Orestis Trikas, Antonis Krompas, Tomas Protopappas, Kostis Savvidakis, Maria Vasilopoulou, Vera Mavromaridou, Konstantis Barbouris, Dionisis Tsilimidos, Irini Mpalta|
The era we live in is not characterized by a particular idealism. Most people, in front of daily life problems or in chase of profit and success, easily lose their sensitivity to social groups who need support. The recognition of the rights of people with special needs (SEN) is an indisputable constitutional right of every civilized society.
|WRITER||Thanos Kermitsis, Gordon Rennie|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Antonis "Axe" Apostolou|
|ACTORS||: Giannis Rouboulias, Efterpi Papaefthimiou, Kostas Kritsalos, Thanos Liakos, Dimitris Stamoulis, Nikos Stathakis, Kostas Perissis, Giorgos Ktistakis, Antonis Koutelias, Konstantinos Kalogridis, Nikos Manousakis|
In the office of a psychologist, a veteran war soldier recounts his untold -until now- martial experiences ... a horrible story will be revealed as sometimes, horror still follows you when it's all over.
VAULT OF IDEAS
|GENRE||Fiction - Drama|
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Katerina Konstantopoulou|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Vagelis Besis, Theodoros Demiris|
|ACTORS||Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Labros Papageorgiou|
In the Vault of Ideas, a failed writer sells ideas for every kind of life matter to people who have lost their imagination. But does he actually deal with all the issues? Can he find the idea that the mysterious client, who intruded on his desk, asked?
|GENRE||Fiction - Comedy|
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Michail Ligkiaris|
|ACTORS||Haris Vatis, Evi Zata, Vasilis Vaziourakis|
A homeless has saved money to buy a sandwich ... But is this enough?
|GENRE||Fiction - Comedy|
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Katerina Moutsatsou|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Chris Dela Ruz|
|EDIT||Chris Dela Ruz|
|ACTORS||Andy Gillet, Katerina Moutsatsou|
In search of their lost communication, a man and a woman decide to move seperately, in order to better understand not only each other but also themselves. This trip will be full of surprises. A cinematic metaphor for human relationships through love, sex, roles and narcissism.
|WRITER||Antonis Sotiropoulos, Alexandra Fotiou, Karolos Voutsinas, Giorgos Feidas|
|ACTORS||Thanasis Megalopoulos, Alexandra Fotiou, Iro Mane, Nikolas Piperas, Xaris Tzortzakis|
The date is April 27, 1941. German army invaded Athens. A squad under the command of Captain Jacob and his lieutenant Elsnits arrives in Acropolis to lower the Greek flag and raise his swastika. A young man, Konstantinos Koukidis, refusing to surrender the Greek flag, carries it to his death, falling from the historical rock.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Giorgos Fourtounis|
|ACTORS||Giorgos Simeonidis, Eleni Vergeti|
A man returns to his country after a long time. In the almost abandoned, ramshackle village he finds his wife with a child that’s not his.
|GENRE||Fiction - Social|
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Michail Felanis|
|ACTORS||Gerasimos Pavlou, Giorgos Rapakousios|
A soldier disobeys the orders of the Division, namely, the limit they have set for soldiers not to reach the river, so he confronts with another man. Is he an enemy? And if so, what is really separating them? The story collates the anti-war message that the author Antonis Samarakis wanted to express.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Christos Tsakalos|
|MUSIC||Tenderness of wolves, Loukas Papaspyrou|
|ACTORS||Dimitris Stamoulis, Antonis Alexiou|
A father avenges the murder of his son by a policeman. The film is inspired by the events of December 2008 in Greece.
OUT OF SEASON
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Stelios Kraounakis / Efi Latsoudi|
|ACTORS||Polikarpos Polikarpou, Ilias Katevas, Giorgos Kaloksilos, Dimitris Mpikiropoulos, Anastasis Polichronopoulos|
A counterman who doesn’t serve coffee. Four elders who insist on ordering. A refrigerator with the last ice- creams of the year that all desire. The cafe remains the center of life for those who remain at the village. A comedy placed in Greek province.
|ACTORS||Maya Konsta, Xaris Fragkoulis, Efi Logginou|
In a rundown suburb of Athens, a crucial day in three people’s lives.