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Pantelis Voulgaris, "BRIDES"

Summer of 1922. Photographer Norman Harris and Niki are sailing to America aboard the same ship. Norman in first class and Niki in third, together with some 700 other brides. They all carry the photograph of a bridegroom they have never met in their little trunks as well as their bridal gown. Norman is touched when he sees the brides in third class. Niki is the one who makes the greatest impression on him. Gradually they get to know each other and fall in love. The transatlantic liner "SS King Alexander" sails into New York harbor. On deck the epilogue of the Niki-Norman relationship is played out. Brides is a story about strong emotions, about dilemmas, about conscience, about a responsible attitude. It is about the little moments, the glances, the touches, the "yeses" an the "nos" that count in life.


  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2004:
    • ETEKT Award
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2004, STATE AWARDS:
    • First Prize for Fiction Film
    • Best Leading Actress Award (Victoria Haralamdidou)
    • Best Supporting Actress Award (Evi Saoulidou)
    • Best Cinematography Award (Yorgos Arvanitis)
    • Best Set Design Award (Dimitris Katsikis)
    • Best Music Award (Stamatis Spanoudakis)
    • Best Sound Award (Nikos Papadimitriou and Thimios Kolokousis)
    • Best Editing Award (Takis Yannopoulos)
    • Best Costumes Award (Eva Nathena)
    • Best Make up Award (Fani Alexaki)
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2004
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2005, competition
  • Film Festival (Antipodes,) Australia, 2005, screening
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2005, screening
  • Greek Cinema Retrospective, Strasbourg, 2006
    • Best Film Award
  • Greek Cinema Week, Montevideo - Uruguay, 2007, screening
  • 13th Mediterranean Film Festival, Rome, 2007, screening
  • Festival Of Turkish Films, Germany, 2007, screening
  • European Film Festival, Amman, 2007, screening
  • Med Film Festival, Rome, 2007, screening
  • International Film Festival Of Kerala, India, 2007, screening
  • Greek Film Festival, Atlanta, 2008, screening
  • Greek Cinema Week, Bretagne, 2008, screening
  • European Film Festival, Prague, 2008, screening
  • Passport to Greek Film, High Museum, Atlanta, USA, 2008, screening
  • European Film Festival, Chile, 2008, creening
  • Greek Cinema Week, Madrid, Albecete, 2008, screening
  • Tribute to Pantelis Voulgaris, Lyon, 2008, screening
  • European Film Festival, Lima, 2008, screening
  • Greek Cinema Week, Hagen, 2008, screening
  • Greek film Festival, Beirut, 2008, screening
  • European Film Festival, Lebanon, 2008, screening
  • European Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 2009, screening
  • Greek Cinema days in Hamburg, 2010, screening
  • Panorama of Greek Cinema, 2010, Washington D.C., screening
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts, California, 2010, screening
  • European Fiolm Festival in Jakarta (Indonesia,) 2010, screening
  • Les Rencontres Films Femmes Méditerranée, 2009, Marseille, screening
  • Pantalla Pinamar International Film Festival, Argentina, 2010, screening
  • Festival de Film Grec de Montreal, 2011, Montreal, screening
  • Griechische Filmwoche Munchen, Μunich, 2011, screening
  • Ciné-Club Hellénique de Luxembourg, screening, 2011
  • Toronto Greek Film Retrospective, Canada, 2012, screening


Directed byPantelis Voulgaris
ScreenplayIoanna Karystiani
CinematographyGiorgos Arvanitis
MusicStamatis Spanoudakis
EditingTakis Yannopoulos
Art DirectorDemetres Katsikis
Costume DesignEva Nathena, Damianos Zarifis
Sound RecordingNikos Papadimitriou
CastDamian Lewis, Victoria Charalambidou, Andrea Ferreol, Evi Saoulidou, Dimitris Katalifos, Steven Berkoff
Production SupervisorMartin Scorsese
Executive ProducerCostas Lambropoulos
ProducersBarbara De Fina, Pantelis Voulgaris, Terry Dougas
Theater ReleaseOctober 22, 2004
2004, 35mm, color, 123', Dolby Digital