24th Athens International Film Festival

Stavros Tornes: The Poor Hunter of the South

"The Poor Hunter of the South" is the title of the film Stavros Tornes never got to make, rightfully featured alongside his name on this documentary by Stavros Kaplanidis ("Canteen", "Play it Again, Christos").

"The Poor Hunter of the South" is the title of the film Stavros Tornes never got to make, rightfully featured alongside his name on this documentary by Stavros Kaplanidis ("Canteen", "Play it Again, Christos").

The film traces his imagery, listens for his whispers and infiltrates the memories of his closest friends, looking for clues in order to piece together the portrait of a filmmaker who made something out of nothing and stayed true to himself and his vision until the very end.

Besides Tornes' own films, this documentary includes footage from films where the "poor hunter" appeared as an actor, like "The Secret of the Red Cloak" by Kostas Fotinos, "Kierion" by Dimos Theos and " Allonsanfan" by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. K.S.

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Stavros Kaplanidis

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Stavros Kaplanidis

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Elias Kostandakopoulos

Μοντάζ / Editor
Hronis Theoharis

Εμφανίζονται / Featuring
Stelios Anastasiadis, Marios Karamanis
Ismini Kariotaki, Dimitris Koromilas
Dimos Theos, Stavros Tsiolis Agnès Varda

Ελλάδα / Greece
1994
Εγχρωμο / Color
16mm
78'
Ελληνικά / Greek


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

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