WITH HEART AND SOUL
(PSYCHI VATHIA)

Feature film, color, 35mm, 141 min,
 
Subject Matter:Historical
Director:Pantelis Voulgaris
Script:Pantelis Voulgaris
Cinematography :Simos Sarketzis
Music :Yannis Angelakas
Costume Design:Loukia Hadjelou
Sound Recording :Stefanos Efthymiou
Make-up artist :Kiriaki Mellidou
Special Effects :Alpha Stunts
Cast :Vangelis Mourikis, Georgios Simeonides, Victoria Charalambidou, Costas Kleftoyannis, Vasilis Nanakis, Ioulios Tziatas, Giorgos Tzortzis, Alexandra Kazazou, Klea Samanta, Ian Robertson, Christos Karteris, Giorgos Aggelkos, Anna Partsani
Production :Pantelis Voulgaris
Language :Greek - English subtitles
 

Synopsis: 1949. The third year of the Greek Civil War. In the mountain ranges of Western Macedonia, day and night, there are small and large battles being fought and the blood flows like a pulsing river painting the autumn leaves red.Two brothers: Anestis 17 years old and Vlassis 14, find themselves on opposing enemy camps. Their father killed by an exploding mine, their mother sent along with the surviving villagers to a military camp. Fate will place guns in their hands and throw them amidst two sides that fight and attack the other.


Η ταινία «Ψυχή Βαθιά» αφουγκράζεται την συνταρακτική ιστορία του Εμφυλίου Πολέμου που δεν έχει νικητές και ηττημένους, παρά μόνο ανθρώπινες, τραγικές ιστορίες. Στη νέα του ταινία ο Παντελής Βούλγαρης, πέρα από παρατάξεις και κομματικές ιδεολογίες, μας μεταφέρει στο Γράμμο και το Βίτσι, όπου δόθηκε η τελευταία αιματηρή μάχη μεταξύ Εθνικού και Δημοκρατικού Στρατού και γράφτηκε ένα από τα σκοτεινότερα κεφάλαια της νεοελληνικής ιστορίας που ακόμα διχάζει. Ήρωές της δύο αδέλφια βοσκοί, ο Ανέστης (Χρήστος Καρτέρης) 17 χρονών και ο Βλάσης (Γιώργος Αγγέλκος) 14 χρονών οι οποίοι επιστρατεύονται από τις δύο αντίπαλες παρατάξεις ως οδηγοί καθώς γνωρίζουν καλά τα μονοπάτια και τα περάσματα της περιοχής. Μικρές ιστορίες εμπνευσμένες από πραγματικά περιστατικά, φόρος τιμής σε στρατιώτες και αντάρτες, όλοι τους πολύ νέοι που σκοτώνουν και σκοτώνονται σε έναν παράλογο πόλεμο.


Pantelis Voulgaris: He was born in Athens in 1940 and studied at the Stavrakou Film School. He worked initially as an assistant director and made his first short in 1965. Since then his films have won international acclaim and numerous awards establishing his reputation as one of the foremost Greek film directors of his generation. Pantelis Vouglaris has also directed several documentaries for Greek television and the hour-long documentary on the poet Yannis Ritsos for German Television. He has also directed for the stage. In 1995 Pantelis Voulgaris was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art in New York with a mid-career retrospective.


Filmography:
1965
THE THIEF - 1966 JIMMY THE TIGER - 1969 THE DANCE OF THE GOATS - 1972 THE ENGAGEMENT OF ANNA - 1973 THE GREAT LOVE SONGS - 1976 HAPPY DAY 1980 ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS - 1985 STONE YEARS - 1988 THE STRIKER WITH THE NO. 9 
1990 QUIET DAYS IN AUGUST - 1995 ACROPOLE - 1998 ITʼS A LONG ROAD - 2004 BRIDES


 

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