Summer cinema under the stars – at the squares of the Platanias Municipality 2nd August – 5th September

The Municipality of Platanias invites citizens and visitors to the village squares in the hinterland, on the occasion of the screening of good films. Some films are in English with Greek subtitles.
WHEN: 2nd August – 5th September  21.00
Free entrance.
The screenings follow the measures to prevent the spread of COVID – 19.

These cultural events continue for the fourth year, in collaboration with the Chania Film Festival.

For all the events and actions of the Municipality of Platanias, any interested party can find information at the site of the Municipality www.platanias.gr, the facebook site of the  Municipality of Platanias as well as the facebook site Visit Platanias.

2nd August in VOUVES:
“BLANKA” (with Greek subtitles)
Blanka, 11-years-old,  survives alone in Manila begging and stealing from tourists. One day she has an absurd idea: if she could buy a mother, she could have a good life. But she has to make countless efforts in order to collect enough money… .

3rd August  in KARES:
“The Fortuneteller” (1956), (Η καφετζού) is a 1956 Greek comedy film directed by Alekos Sakellarios.

5th August in MESKLA:
“The Fortuneteller)


10th August in RAVDOUCHA, garden of elementary school:
“Labyrinth” (1986) directed by Jim Henson. In English with Greek subtitles.
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby.
To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the centre of a labyrinth.  The maze, however,  is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems.

17th August in KAMISIANA, square:
“We Have Only One Life” (Μια ζωή την έχουμε) is a 1958 Greek comedy film directed by George Tzavellas, music by Manos Hadjidakis and Michalis Souvioul.

A bank cashier  explains to the guard of his prison cell how he ended up in prison. He describes his relationship with a seductive woman (Yvonne Sanson) and mistress of his boss (Christos Tsaganeas), who made him spend reckless amounts. But awaiting his trial, he realizes that from a game of chance he has a whole fortune in his possession. He repays his debt and leaves for abroad.

23rd August in KOLYMBARI, harbour:
(1986), see above.

24th August in MALEME, building of Cultural Association:
The documentary “Flowers Fade Early” (Λουλούδια που Μαράθηκαν Νωρίς) is
directed by Matthew Frantzeskakis and Viki Arvelaki.
August 28th, 1944: The Germans surround the small village  Kakopetros, located today in the Municipality of Platanias in Chania. In the afternoon when they depart, they leave 23 dead people behind, also  empty, looted houses, and the souls of the people of this village, eternally wounded. Five survivors open their chest of fragile memories and remember what happened on that rainy Monday. They recall the facts and share how painful their life was the following years.


Source: Municipality Platanias


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