…DESERTER / …LIPOTAKTIS
Greece, 1988, DCP, Colour, 121’
Greek; Turkish & English Subtitled
9 June Thursday - 15:00
In a provincial spa town, Manolis, who has been an army deserter three times, wants to reintegrate into the society of his hometown. This change is observed with bitterness by Christos, a young gay man who arrives there from Athens, fascinated by Manolis’ rebel character, and his ability to carry all the contradictions of their social environment, seemingly effortlessly. In this mosaic of characters, money acts as a connecting link, as the town ultimately prospers thanks to the local tourist businesses. It is precisely this turn to quick profit and the dead end of uncontrolled commercialization that will ultimately allow Manolis to be assimilated by his surroundings, leaving Christos to watch feeling fascinated and repelled at the same time. Not only is their homosexuality not accepted, but the bourgeois hostility is echoed and reproduced by the provincial riches.
The film will be shown in a new digital copy (DCP) created for the purposes of the “Motherland, I See you” initiative.
Director: Giorgos Korras
Screenplay: Giorgos Korras
Director of Photography: Andreas Bellis
Editing: George Korras
Music: Eleni Karaindrou
Producer: George Korras
Production: Greek Film Center
Greek State TV
Thessaloniki FF Best Supporting Actress 1988
Turin Gay FF Best Quality Film Award 1989
He was born in Derveni in 1948. He studied Greek Literature and History at the University of Athens, and cinema at Stavrakos School. He has worked as a critic in newspapers and magazines, as a script-writer and director and as a radio producer. He has edited several films.
Born in Mytilene in 1954. He studied film in Athens. He has directed films and documentaries. As a writer he published the collection of “At the dead-end of Asomaton street” short stories in 2004 and “7 kinds of wrath” in 2014. He also works as an assistant director and editor.