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Director
Socrates Kapsaskis

Filmography
1958 A Barrel-organ for Life
1959 Love Stories
1959 Liza Ran Away
1961 Love and Tempest
1962 The Bridegrooms of Happiness
1962 Astronauts Fit to Be Tied
1963 The Toreador Advances
1963 Casanova
1964 Thirst for Life
1964 Exotic Vitamins
1964 The Last Temptation
1965 Bitter Life
1965 Come by on the First of the Month
1966 The Hot Month of August

Biography
He was born in Zakynthos in 1928. He studied Film in Paris (IDHEC) and made his directorial debut in 1958. In 1966 he turned his back on directing and sought new outlets for his artistic pursuits One of these was the founding of the “Studio” art house theater, which screened exclusively quality films from all over the world. In the years that followed, he devoted himself more and more to writing. His translation of James Joyce’s Ulysses won him the European Union Translation Prize in 1992. He passed away in 2007.

Greek Film Noir

The Hot Month of August / Socrates Kapsaskis

Young Iasonas is returning to Rhodes by boat after an absence of several years, having failed to make a go of it in Athens. He runs into Elpida, his old love and the daughter of the wealthy factory owner Lyggeris, with her mother. Later, he meets Makris, a professional gigolo, while a fascinating woman flirts with him persistently. On his arrival in Rhodes his father offers him a desk job in the land registry. Iasonas gives himself one month to make a life for himself on his own, having to choose between what Elpida offers him and what Makris proposes. But all this is not until the next day, when the hot month of August begins.


Director:Socrates Kapsaskis
Script:Socrates Capsaskis
Cinematography:Dimitris Papaconstantis
Editing:Dinos Katsouridis, Lakis Antonakos
Sound:Antonis Samaras
Music:Sophia Mihalitsi
Make up:Bella Velentza-Papapetrou
With:Petros Fyssoun (Makris), Yannis Fertis (Iasonas Philippou), Katerina Vassilakou (Elpida Lyggeri), Minas Christidis (Fokas), Betty Arvaniti (Martha Foka), Stefanos Stratigos (commander), Angelos Antonopoulos (inspector), Jolly Garbi (Elpida’s mother), Lavrentis Dianellos (Iasonas' father), Mary Metaxa (Iasonas’ mother)
Producer:Mihalis Lambrinos
Production:Victoria Capsaski
Production Country:Greece
Format:35mm B&W
Duration:90'
Production Year:1966
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Friday, November 16, 2007 - 14:00
TONIA MARKETAKI:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 16:15
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