Smyrna

3 months ago

Pathé - Les Galleries (salle 3)

Melissa pour l'Hellénisme

Smyrna

Before 1922, Smyrna was a cosmopolitan city of Asia Minor, known as the "Pearl of the Orient". 1922 : occupation and destruction by Turkish forces, known as "Smyrna catastrophe".The film "Smyrna" presents the  historical incidents and facts that preceded and occurred during the occupation of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turkish army, including the massacre of the local Greek and Armenian population, are recounted through the lives of the Baltatzis family members.   Every people has lost a homeland. Every people has its own “Smyrna”.   SMYRNA is based on the acclaimed play by Mimi Denissi, that played every night for three years to sold out audiences in Athens. Τhe Greek theatrical event of the century has been reimagined as an extraordinary piece of cinema as it details the heartbreaking catastrophe that destroyed one of the greatest Levantine cities. It is a tragedy that resonates today; as the world is once again overwhelmed with the horrors of ethnic cleansing and images of law abiding citizens suddenly forced to become refugees. SMYRNA does not hide from the contemporary parallels, but looks them square in the eye and as it details the intertwining political, personal and cultural events that shaped the fate of this great Ionian metropolis.It becomes a film of epic sweep and grandeur combined with intense personal humanity.The great Asia Minor city of Smyrna was recreated for the film in the largest set ever built in Greece, occupyingmany city blocks in Faliro, a waterfront suburb of Athens. The Sporting Club, the Opera, various cafes, shops and official buildings were constructed as exact copies of theoriginals. Smyrna's waterfront was meticulously reconstructed and many ships of the era were deployed to the set to augment authenticity. And then, in the last week of filming, the rebuilt city of Smyrna was, like the original, burnt to the ground.   Script: Mimi Denissi in collaboration with Martin Sherman   Direction: Grigoris Karantinakis   Producer : Dionyssis Samiotakis Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Krateros Katsoulis,Tamilla Koulieva, Katerina Geronikolou, Dina Mihailidou, Anastasia Pantousi, Özdemir Çiftçioglu, Nedie Antoniades, Giannis Egglezos, Efi Gousi, Nathan Thomas, Christos Stergioglou, Thodoros Katsafados, Daniel Crossley, Duncan Skinner, Daphne Alexander, Michalis Mitrousis, Natalia Dragoumi, Manolis Gerapetritis, Andreas Natsios, Ian Roberson, Joanna Kalafatis, Fotina papatheodorou and Giannis Vogiatzis. Production country: Greece Production year: 2021 Duration: 120' Language : Greek, Turkish and English / French subtitles Age : 16/16 (legal/suggested) Watch the trailerIMDBWe thank for their support (communication) : Association Amitiés gréco-suisses Association des Grecs de Lausanne « ESTIA » Association des Hellènes et Philhellènes de la Côte « AKTI »

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Smyrna

3 months ago

Pathé - Les Galleries (salle 3)

Melissa pour l'Hellénisme

Smyrna

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Before 1922, Smyrna was a cosmopolitan city of Asia Minor, known as the "Pearl of the Orient". 1922 : occupation and destruction by Turkish forces, known as "Smyrna catastrophe".The film "Smyrna" presents the  historical incidents and facts that preceded and occurred during the occupation of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turkish army, including the massacre of the local Greek and Armenian population, are recounted through the lives of the Baltatzis family members.

 

Every people has lost a homeland. Every people has its own “Smyrna”.

 

SMYRNA is based on the acclaimed play by Mimi Denissi, that played every night for three years to sold out audiences in Athens. Τhe Greek theatrical event of the century has been reimagined as an extraordinary piece of cinema as it details the heartbreaking catastrophe that destroyed one of the greatest Levantine cities. It is a tragedy that resonates today; as the world is once again overwhelmed with the horrors of ethnic cleansing and images of law abiding citizens suddenly forced to become refugees. SMYRNA does not hide from the contemporary parallels, but looks them square in the eye and as it details the intertwining political, personal and cultural events that shaped the fate of this great Ionian metropolis.It becomes a film of epic sweep and grandeur combined with intense personal humanity.The great Asia Minor city of Smyrna was recreated for the film in the largest set ever built in Greece, occupyingmany city blocks in Faliro, a waterfront suburb of Athens. The Sporting Club, the Opera, various cafes, shops and official buildings were constructed as exact copies of theoriginals. Smyrna's waterfront was meticulously reconstructed and many ships of the era were deployed to the set to augment authenticity. And then, in the last week of filming, the rebuilt city of Smyrna was, like the original, burnt to the ground.

 

Script: Mimi Denissi in collaboration with Martin Sherman

 

Direction: Grigoris Karantinakis

 

Producer : Dionyssis Samiotakis

Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Krateros Katsoulis,Tamilla Koulieva, Katerina Geronikolou, Dina Mihailidou, Anastasia Pantousi, Özdemir Çiftçioglu, Nedie Antoniades, Giannis Egglezos, Efi Gousi, Nathan Thomas, Christos Stergioglou, Thodoros Katsafados, Daniel Crossley, Duncan Skinner, Daphne Alexander, Michalis Mitrousis, Natalia Dragoumi, Manolis Gerapetritis, Andreas Natsios, Ian Roberson, Joanna Kalafatis, Fotina papatheodorou and Giannis Vogiatzis.

Production country: Greece

Production year: 2021

Duration: 120'

Language : Greek, Turkish and English / French subtitles

Age : 16/16 (legal/suggested)

Watch the trailerIMDBWe thank for their support (communication) : Association Amitiés gréco-suisses Association des Grecs de Lausanne « ESTIA » Association des Hellènes et Philhellènes de la Côte « AKTI »