Flowers fade early: Kakopetros, August 28, 1944
Documentary, 64 ΄, 2018
Synopsis: Dawn of August 28, 1944, Crete. During the German occupation, the conquerors surround the small village Kakopetros, located today at the Municipality of Platanias in Chania. In the afternoon, when they depart, the Nazis leave 23 dead people behind. They also leave looted houses and the souls of the people of the village eternally wounded. Five survivors recall the facts from that rainy Monday and share how painful their life was the following years.
Matthaios Frantzeskakis, Vicky Arvelaki
Born in Chania, Crete, Matthaios studied Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed courses in journalism, civil engineering, film and social economy administration. He has extensively worked in print, radio and television and has participated in the production of several documentaries, educational films and cultural events. He is the director of the Film Festival of Chania and the educational action cineMaints.
Vicky, born in Germany, decided in 2001 that neither her diploma as a microbiologist assistant nor the prospects of German teaching expressed her and started working on a television station in Crete, where she has produced and directed many documentaries since 2009. She is also involved in various audiovisual material management projects and is responsible for the production of the Film Festival of Chania.