10th Chania Film Festival: “1922” Premiere 19th October – Chania

The 10th Chania Film Festival is all ready to lift its curtain on Wednesday, 19thOctober.

The opening film, during tomorrow’s official ceremony at the Cultural Centre in Chania, will be “1922” by Nikos Koundouros.
WHEN: 19th October 20.00
WHERE:Cultural Centre, 70, Papandreou in Chania
The film narrates, through the personal tragedy of three people, the Asia Minor Catastrophe and the martyrdom of the Greeks of Asia Minor.
Based on the autobiographical novel by Ilias Venezis, “The Number 31328”, the 1978 film production, “1922”, under the directorial supervision of Nikos Koundouros, captured with honesty the horror of the events of the Asia Minor Disaster.

“1922” (1978), color, 135′
Production: Hellenic Film Center
Directed by: Nikos Koundouros
Screenplay: Nikos Koundouros – Stratis Karras


19 Oct Premiere Filmfestival ChaniaThe screening is done in collaboration with the Hellenic Film Center and at its screening we will be honored by its Director of Photography, Nikos Kavoukidis. The screening is supported by the Brotherhood of Asia Minor N. Chania.


The detailed programme of all events of The Film Festival is available in print form (Greek and English) at the Cultural Centre, 70, Papandreou in Chania (where the screenings take place halls A and B)

About the film festival
The Chania Film Festival is an international festival taking place on the island of Crete,in the second half of October. A big annual celebration of the 9th Art in the middle of autumn in the beautiful town of Chania.

An organization that quickly became an institution with international collaborations, with many parallel events, recognition and acceptance. A cinematographic event that aspires to host the best films in the field of cinema, from all around the world. A meeting place for fiction films, documentary and animation films, as well as directors, producers and actors.

Source and photo credit: Chania Film Festival 2021


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