“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival travels from Castellorizo to Kavala!

“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival travels from Castellorizo to Kavala!

“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival travels from Castellorizo to Kavala

to screen some of its best films!

From 8 to 11 of July, in collaboration with the Municipality of Kavala, “Beyond Borders” will screen:

Monday, 8 July at 21:30: “The Legend of the Ugly King”, Huseyin Tabak | Germany, Austria 2018 | 122′

They called him The Ugly King! A myth, a hero, a film legend. Who was Yilmaz Güney? A highly talented director? A revolutionary? A murderer? A genius or a lunatic? Young director Hüseyin Tabak is searching for answers by conducting research for a script about the Kurdish filmmaker from Turkey. Güney was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Mainly for political reasons but also for murdering a judge. He started making movies from jail. His most famous film YOL won the Palme d’Or in 1982. Tabak visits different countries where he meets with Güney’s family, his actors, prestigious filmmakers such as Michael Haneke and Costa Gavras, former inmates and people on the streets for whom Güney is still a hero. But the deeper Hüseyin digs, the more the legendary Ugly King appears human and vulnerable.

Tuesday, 9 July 21:30: “It was all just a good dream: the Frenchman from Vukovar”, Branko Ištvančić | Croatia 2016 | 80′

The film tells the story of Frenchman Jean-Michel Nicolier, a volunteer in the defence of Croatia executed by Serbian troops in Vukovar in 1991. Shocking, intimate and moving documentary examines the events from the time of the war in Croatia and the arrival of the young French volunteer Jean-Michel Nicolier in Croatia. We follow his fighting in the hearth of the tragic battle of Vukovar and the agony and torture that he suffered at Ovcara. His story is presented through the eyes of his mother Lyliane Fournier. We see her searching for any piece of information which could help to find the mortal remains of her son.

Thursday 11 July 21:30: “Hermana”, Enver Arcak | Turkey 2017 | 28′

One of the earliest Jewish community in Anatolia is located in Ankara. Their history goes back to 2nd Century BC. The following periods' migrations in 15th Century from Spain-Portugal to Anatolia and the later periods that in 20th Century the community has reached on the highest population in Ankara. The documentary presents the communities untold history from Helenistic period to Ottoman period that is focused on 20th Century social and economic life of the community with the the interviews with migrated people from Ankara to İstanbul and the various cities of Israel.

Thursday 11 July 21:30: “Imvros: A Tale of Memories”, Irini Sarioglou & Panos Angelopoulos | Greece 2013

A history documentary of the Hellenic History Foundation, with original music by Andreas Katsigiannis and song by Giorgos Dalaras and Zulfu Livaneli.

The film was selected to participate in the 6th International Film Festival in London – October 2013, London.

All the screenings will take place at the open cinema Zefiros (“Paralia” / Coast of Kavala 65403)

Beyond Borders
1, Bouboulinas Street, 15351, Pallini, Greece,
Tel: 210 66 69 140 & 210 66 69 131.
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Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME).

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