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Director
Ektoras Ligizos

Filmography
2004 Pure Youth (short)
2012 Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

Biography
He was born in Athens in 1976. He has stage directed plays by Samuel Beckett, Henrik Ibsen, and Anton Chekhov, among others. His short film Pure Youth was selected in Corto Cortissimo, the short film competition of the Venice Film Festival in 2004. Boy Eating the Bird’s Food is his first feature film.

International Competition

Boy Eating the Bird’s Food / Ektoras Ligizos

Following his will to survive while retaining his dignity and keeping his canary alive, the whole time fighting his hunger, 23-year-old Yorgos wanders the streets of Athens. The camera will follow him closely, sensing his power, his despair, his pride, and his essence, but without attempting to explain his actions, his motives or his situation. Besides, there’s no need to. Through its pared down, ascetic style, the film reveals the deepest facets of the hero’s existence, and, along with it, a painfully accurate picture of modern-day Greece, in a heart-rending yet inspiring film, that cannot help but strike a chord in us all.


Director:Ektoras Ligizos
Script:Ektoras Ligizos
Cinematography:Dimitris Kassimatis
Editing:Grigoris Rendis
Sound:Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Costumes:Cleo Boboti, Stavros Liokalos
Make up:Ioanna Ligizou
With:Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklessi, Kleopatra Peraki, Yannis Kommatas
World Sales:Premium Films, France T. +33 1 4277 0639 olivier.heitz@premium-films.com www.premium-films.com
Production Design:Cleo Boboti, Stavros Liokalos
Producer:Giorgos Karnavas, Ektoras Ligizos, Elina Psykou, Argyris Papargyropoulos
Production:Stefi Productions T. +30 210 6386 203 F. +30 210 6108 918 info@stefi.gr & Guanaco T. +30 210 3314 930 info@guanaco.gr
Production Country:Greece
Co-production:2/35 & Oxymoron Films & Fantasia Ausiovisual anastato@gmail.com
Format:DigiBeta Color
Duration:80'
Production Year:2012
Executive Producer: Konstantinos Kontovrakis
With the support of the GFC
The Film was screened at the Agora’s“Works in Progress” screening program at the 2011 Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Special Mention (Yannis Papadopoulos) – Karlovy Vary 2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 18:00 | ID:614
TONIA MARKETAKI:Friday, November 09, 2012 - 22:00 | ID:736
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