TRIBUTE TO NIKOS PERAKIS’ COMEDIES
The festival honors the leader of contemporary social satire in Greek cinema, the recipient of 2018 NYCGRFF Audience Award with his uproaring comedy “Success story” and the instigator of this year’s Best New Director Award, screening three of his most defining films.
Synopsis: In 1967, infantryman Papadopoulos is transferred from an outpost on the snow-bound Greek-Bulgarian border to a unit in Athens, near his wife and his newborn twin daughters. He becomes part of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory service, have to deal with the military dictatorship which seizes power. The men are assigned to the recently-formed “Armed Forces Television” unit.
Cast Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Yorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spyridakis, Stavros Xenidis, Christos Valavanidis, Andreas Filippidis