Panayotis Portokalakis, "PLAYING PARTS"
Antonina, the beautiful Byzantine guisard of the Greek Middle Ages, lives with joy and frivolity in a permanent game of seducing people around her. In such a game she will meet general Andronicos. The safety, the protection and the social recognition on the one side and the strong underground and open conflicts with the other members of the general's family on the other, are her new environment.
It is autumn, when Antonina meets and falls in love with Theodosius, a guest and friend of Andronicos' sun Fotios, just as a game. With joy and frivolity Antonina and Theodosius take advantage of the long absence of the general. They are an odd couple, which goes out and haunts the streets of the medieval city at night.
At no time the scandal bursts out and gets to Andronicos. So, while Antonina is being arrested, pilloried and put in prison, Theodosius escapes and being hunted hides in a monastery. A story about friendship and generosity. A fairytale taken from a true story.
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- The film was awarded the following prizes at the 44rd Film Festival of Thessaloniki:
- Best Costumes award (Eva Nathena)
- Best Makeup award (Fani Alexaki)
- San Francisco 2nd Annual Greek Film Festival, USA, 2005, screening
|Directed by||Panayotis Portokalakis|
|Screenplay||Viki Demou, Panayotis Portokalakis|
|Art Director||Costas Papageorgiou|
|Costume Design||Eva Nathena|
|Sound Recording||Marinos Athanassopoulos|
|Cast||Christos Stergioglou, Giorgos Karamichos, Maria Protopappa, Laertis Vasileiou, Dimitris Petropoulos, Lena Kitsopoulou|
|Executive Producer||Yorgos Kyriakos|
|Production||CL Productions, Panayotis Portokalakis, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation|
|Theater Release||September 22, 2005|
|2003, 35mm, color, 100', Dolby Digital|