Athens International Film Festival

Theraic Dawn

Α truly revolutionary documentary that challenges the stranglehold of conventional aesthetics.

The selective affinities between Stavros Tornes and Kostas Sfikas lead to a decision that was more radical then than it seems now: to co-direct a documentary about Santorini that circumvents island folklore, tourist cliches and picture postcard sunsets.

Employing a handheld aesthetic, Tornes and Sfikas sabotage Santorini's trademark beauty with a much grittier image. Α truly revolutionary documentary that challenges the stranglehold of conventional aesthetics. K.S.

Σκηνοθεσία / Directors
Stavros Tornes, Kostas Sfikas

Σενάριο /Screenwriters
Stavros Tornes, Kostas Sfikas

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Giorgos Panousopoulos

Ελλάδα / Greece
1967
Ασπρόμαυρο / B&W
35mm
20'
Αγγλικά / English

 



    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00

    Stavros Tornes: Α poor lonesome cowboy

    Stavros Tornes: Α poor lonesome cowboy

    Farewell Anatolia

    Farewell Anatolia

    Somewhere between documentary and poetic essay, this film was born out of Tornes' love for Africa and the Orients, his never-ending agony over bloody revolutions and his passionate use of cinema to approach the Other.

    Eksopragmatiko

    Eksopragmatiko

    Stavros Tornes' last film in Italy bears a title that fits the director like a glove, especially when it comes to his ability to start out from a non-fiction perspective and descend into full-blown fantasy.

    Coatti

    Coatti

    Made with minimal means with a few rolls of black and white film they managed to scrape together, this is a thoroughly unconventional film that defies traditional narrative structures, spectacularly revealing the director's true vision.

    Balamos

    Balamos

    No matter how you choose to look at it, "Balamos" was a shock to the system, starting from the incredibly low cost to the transcendental experience of the imagery.