Silent art

The 1920’s craze keeps going on in the fashion world and silent movies provide us with all of the information we need in order to understand better the vibe of that era. Athens wouldn’t have missed it. The Michael Cacoyannis foundation, organizes a two-week silent movie festival which premiered last Thursday.

Fifteen american and european silent movies will be shown, satisfying the most demanding audience. But the festival’s organizers have saved the best for last. The movie “The single standard”, starring the alluring Greta Garbo is the festival’s finale which will take place on July 25th. Silent movie admirers and Fashion lovers prepare yourselves for an amazing travel back in time.

Mary Giatra
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The program

16/7/2012
Sadie Thompson (1928) by Raoul Walsh
(Runtime 91΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music Composition – Improvisation:  Dimitris Charlaftis

17/7/2012
Nana (1926) by Jean Renoir
(Runtime 129΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music Editing: Eleni Mitsiaki

18/7/2012
Tagebuch einer verlorenen (Diary of a lost girl)-(1929) by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
(Runtime 107’) Subtitles in Greek
Music Composition – Accompanied by live music: Argyro Koliogiorgi

19/7/2012
Stella Dallas (1925) by Henry King
(Runtime 107΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music Composition: Natali Mavraki
Performing:
Piano (Cloe Kamperou)
Cello (Manos Epitropakis)
Violin (Andreas Chaniotis)

20/7/2012
The merry widow (1925) by Erich von Stroheim
(Runtime 137΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music Editing: Eleni Mitsiaki

21/7/2012
City girl (1930) by F.W. Murnau
(Runtime 90΄) Subtitles in Greek
The film will be screened with the soundtrack composed for the film by Christopher Caliendo in 2010

22/7/2012
The scarlet letter (1926) by Victor Sjöström
(Runtime 98΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music: Vasilis Milesis

23/7/2012
Α. Ich möchte kein mann sein (1920) by Ernst Lubitsch
(Runtime 45΄). Subtitles in Greek
Β.  Afgrunden (The abyss)-(1910) by Urban Gad
(Runtime 37΄).  Subtitles in Greek
Music Composition – Accompanied by live music: Yannis Sfyris

24/7/2012
Asphalt (1929) by Joe May
(Runtime 90΄) Subtitles in Greek
Music Composition – Accompanied by live music: Spyros Loukos

25/7/2012
The single standard (1929) by John S. Robertson
(Runtime 73΄) Subtitles in Greek
Accompanied by live music: Orestis Moraitis (piano) – George Maragkos (saxophone)