Taking Roots: 14 Movies, 14 Inceptions, 14 Roots of the Soul

4/11 - 12/11/2017

Military Warehouse, Peer 1, Thessaloniki Port

Free Admission

Opening: Saturday 4/11, 18:00

This year, the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival proposes a fresh approach to cinema, selecting 14 films for the International Competition Section, guided by principles inspired by one of the most iconic 20th-century books: The Need for Roots by French philosopher Simone Weil (1909–1943), one of the most unique and distinctive voices in 20th-century thought. These 14 films also inspire the art exhibition Taking Roots: The Festival commissioned 14 young Greek artists to produce an artwork each, inspired by a film in the competition section.

Curator: Orestis Andreadakis
General Coordination: Thanos Stavropoulos

Production: NEDA film, Amanda Livanou
Contributing Artists: Rania Bellou, Natasa Eftsathiadi, Dimitris Frangakis, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Maria Kriara, Maria Mavropoulou, Kosmas Nikolaou, Yorgos Papafigos, Vasilis Selimas, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Maria Tsagkari, Paki Vlassopoulou

Organiser: 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Supporters: 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Port Authority, Samsung





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