Programme of the 10th Chania Film Festival. – Costa Gavras guest of honour this year.

The Chania Film Festival takes place from 19th to 29th October at the Cultural Centre,  70,Andrea Papandreou, Chania (Πνευματικό Κέντρο Χανίων)
and invites  all friends of the cinema to share with them unique experiences!
Entrance: free.

Find an overview of the programme of the Chania Film Festival in English here.

But it is worth picking up the catalogue in print form with the detailed programme in English and Greek at the Cultural Centre in Chania. The copies are available just after the entrance.

There is a rich programme
?with fiction and documentaries, short and feature films and animation
? with exhibitions, masterclasses, publications, parties and many other actions, e.g. the
exhibition “Solidarity, hope in difficult times” – mosaics with expired pills and
capsules by Dr. Eleni Ioannidou.
The exhibition will remain open until Saturday, 29th October at the Cultural Centre.

?with Costa Gavras as an honored person. Costas Gavras is a Greek-French film director, screenwriter and film producer who  became internationally known above all for his politically committed films, which have received many awards.
The festival  honours Costa Gavras this year: the internationally-renowned Greek creator will attend the event for him in Chania on Sunday, 23rd October . The Greek Cinema Centre will be represented at this event by Thodoris Koutsautis, a member of its Board of Directors.

23rd October: screening of Costa Gavras’ film AMEN (Greek subtitles):
is a 2002 historical war drama film directed  and co-written by Costa Gavras. Based on the play The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth the film examines the political and diplomatic relationship between the Vatican an Nazi Germany during WWII.
This 1963 play by Hochhuth was attacked in Catholic and Jewish circles for its portrayal o Pope Pius XII.

Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Mühe, Ion Caramitru, and Marcel Iures.
The film was a French, German and Romanian  co-production.


CHANIA FILM F programme catalogue info

Sources: Cultural Centre Chania, Chania Film Festival


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