Sunday, 29.7., 21.30
Co-organizer // Συν-διοργανωτής
South Aegean Region // Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου
On Sunday, July 29th, join SIFF on Koufonisi island, for the screening of Τhe Colors of Iris by Nikos Panayotopoulos (Greece, 1974, 100 ́)
The screening takes place at the Cultural and Sports Area (also known as 5×5 pitch), Chora, Ano Koufonisi, at 21:30.
The Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) has been included in the summer programming of “Cyclades Culture” as an example of contemporary cultural production. The Cultural Division of the South Aegean Region has decided that this assembly of films – representing a wide range of genres and media – should travel to other islands in addition to Syros.
In this context SIFF travels through the Aegean sea to reach the land of Koufonisi and screen in situ!
Many thanks to the Cultural Division of the South Aegean Region
+ Cyclades Culture!
”The Colors of Iris, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Greece, 1974, Video, 117’
Τhe film’s topic is a “finding”: A film crew shoots a commercial on a beach. All of a sudden, a random guy holding an umbrella enters the frame. He’s kicked out. He walks in the sea water and disappears in the horizon. Totally crushed and ready to accept everything, all witnesses seem to forget the incident as time goes by. All except for one – the musician. […] In a reenactment, he will be the one holding an umbrella and disappearing into the sea, just like the stranger. Was it in search of truth? Possibly… A reckoning set by a film phenomena aficionado, ready to confront his object of devotion: [Panayotopoulos] weighs and measures, tests its boundaries with real life, plays in the meantime with the almost limitless capacities of plastic reconstruction it offers. […] He dreams with his hero and without him, he mocks cinema through life and plays with life through cinema. (Kostas Stamatiou, Ta Nea, 1974)”
* Screened with English subtitles