Angelos' Film
(Angelos' Film)

documentary, video, 60 minutes

co-produced with: Netherlands


Angelos Papanastssiou was a Greek patrician, a naval officer, successful businessman and a royalist. During World War II he bravely kept a film diary about the nazi-Italian occupation between 1941-5. He decided on the first day of the war that he would record the sufferings of his country and nation. In the meantime his daughter was born and we follow her growing up with the help of this passionate and tragic diary.
Day-by-day, wartime Athens comes to life again as we watch the pictures of private Greece edited to the music of Tibor Szemző.


Péter Forgács Director
Péter Forgács Screenplay
Papanastassiou Angelos Director of photography
Katalin Juhász Editor
Tibor Szemző Music
Zsolt Hubay Sound
Cesar Messemaker Producer
For-Creation Ltd., Lumen Film / NL Production company
Ágnes Csere, Péter Forgács, Bea Szemző Cast


San Francisco International Film Festival - 2000 Golden Spire


Melbourne Festival of Jewish Cinema - 2000
Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - 2000 (in competition)
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2000
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2000

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