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Director
Constantine Giannaris

Filmography
1989 Jean Genet Is Dead (short)
1989 Disco’s Revenge (short)
1990 Silences (short)
1990 Τrojans (short)
1991 A Matter of Life and Death (short)
1991 Caught Looking (short)
1991 North of Vortex (short)
1991 Greeks (TV) (short)
1992 A Desperate Vitality: The Films by Pier Paolo Pasolini (short)
1995 A Place in the Sun (short)
1995 3 Steps to Heaven
1998 From the Edge of the City
2001 One Day in August
2004 Visions of Europe: Room for All (short) (segment)
2005 Hostage
2008 Gender Pop
2011 Man at Sea

Biography
He was born in Australia. He studied History and Economics, but abandoned academia to become a self-taught filmmaker. His short and feature films have won acclaim at many international film festivals, including the Directors’ Fortnight (Camera D’Or) at Cannes and the Berlinale. He is currently living and working in Athens.

Constantine Giannaris Τribute

From the Edge of the City / Constantine Giannaris

Hanging out in the neighborhood; going to night-clubs and brothels; wandering along the avenues that lead to the heart of the city; committing petty thefts and getting picked up by men at Omonia Square – these are all elements that seem to bind together this small group of Russian refugees, living in the town of Menidi outside Athens. They came from Kazakhstan a few years ago, and the truth is that they feel excluded in their new homeland, even though, as their leader Sasha says, the blood that runs through their veins is Greek. Fuelled by their adolescence and feeling adventurous, they venture out to conquer the city that spreads out before them so invitingly. However, their lives, their values, and the blood and family ties that unite them will collapse as soon as they come in contact with the merciless world they set out so eagerly to conquer from the edge of the city.


Director:Constantine Giannaris
Script:Constantine Giannaris
Cinematography:Yorgos Argyroiliopoulos
Editing:Ioanna Spiliopoulou
Sound:Dinos Kittou
Music:Akis Daoutis
Art Direction:Michalis Samiotis
Costumes:Sanny Alberti
Make up:Eleftheria Efthymiou
With:Stathis Papadopoulos (Sasha), Costas Kotsianidis (Kotsian), Panayotis Hartomatzidis (Panayotis), Anestis Polychronidis (Anestis), Dimitris Papoulidis (Yorgos), Theodora Tzimou (Natasha), Emilios Hilakis (Nikos)
World Sales:Greek Film Center T. +30 210 3687 500 F. +30 210 3648 245 info@gfc.gr www.gfc.gr
Distribution in Greece:Rosebud Zinos Panayotidis Τ. +30 210 6786 605 F. +30 210 6728 927 fint@hvh.com.gr www.odeon.gr
Producer:Dionysis Samiotis, Anastasios Vasiliou
Production:Mythos Cultural Action Ltd.
Production Country:Greece
Co-production:Greek Film Center, Rosebud/Hot Shot Productions
Format:35mm Color
Duration:94'
Production Year:1998
Best Director & Best Film, Second National Film Award - Thessaloniki IFF1998
Screening Schedule
TONIA MARKETAKI:Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 15:00 | ID:133
TONIA MARKETAKI:Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 22:30 | ID:636
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