Autumn full moon at Ktima Gerovassiliou
Ktima Gerovassiliou says farewell to summer and welcomes the new viti-vinicultural year with a screening of Manousos Manousakis film “Ouzeri Tsitsanis” (aka “Cloudy Sunday”), on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at 20.30. The film is based on the homonymous book by George Skabardonis. It is our big joy to welcome both the author (George Skabardonis) and the director (Manousos Manousakis) to the estate.
Thessaloniki, 1942-1943. During World War II in Greece, Giorgos, a Christian boy, and Estrea, a Jewish girl, fall in love. But love between a Christian and a Jew is not allowed. The adventurous and passionate love story, trapped in an inhuman totalitarian regime and the absurdity of racial discrimination, finds shelter in the historic “Ouzeri Tsitsanis", a place in which Vassilis Tsitsanis, one of the greatest Greek composers of the 20th century, composed the most famous songs of his, among them “Cloudy Sunday”.
Duration: 116’ / The film is not subtitled.
From the director’s note
Τhe idea of the movie came many years ago, when I first read the book. It was one of the greatest books I had ever read and I had to make a movie. And I did. The essence of the book captivated me, the fact that through a love story and a great composer, we could point out the absurdity of racial discrimination and the real nature of Nazism and totalitarianism in every form.
From the author’s note
The book traces the life of the most important Greek composer, Vassilis Tsitsanis, in a fictional, fragmentary and non-linear way. In an oppressed city (and country), it shows the struggle for survival, the anxiety of creation in a gloomy situation, but also the composer’s dilemmas: country, family, honour, love, friendship, resistance, codes of solidarity, corruption as a result of rough times, despair, self-realization, uprising.
- At 19.30 a welcoming glass of wine and
- at 20.30 the screening of the film and discussion with author and director
Just before the screening the museum will be open from 19.30-20.30.
Entrance is free.