SLAVES IN THEIR BONDS
(SKLAVI STA DESMA TOUS)
Long, 2008, 128 min.
 
Director:Tony Lykouressis
Script:Yannis Maroudas, Tony Lykouressis, Maria Vardaka
Cinematography:Panayotis Salapattas
Editing:George Triantafyllou
Art Director:Constantinos Zamanis
Costume designs:Bianca Nikolareizi
Music supervision:Minos Matsas
Cast:Fertis, Dimitra Matsouka, Akis Sakellariou, Rinio Kiriazi, Christos Loulis, Constadinos Papahronis, Irene Iglessi, Lena Papaligoura, Giorgos Spanias, Giorgos Voutos, Apostolos Pelekanos, Marietta Savvani
Guest star:Eleni Kokkidou
Production Manager:Marina Ypsilanti
 
Early 20th century, Corfu. Through the passion of love affairs and the tension they create, unfolds the dramatic collapse of the noble Ofiomahos family, against the backdrop of the rise of the Greek bourgeoisie. The love between two young people – the romantic intellectual Alkis Sozomenos and the beautiful aristocrat Evlalia Ofiomahos – is sacrificed at the altar of a cruel financial exchange. The debt-ridden Ofiomahos family puts aside emotions and principles, and marries their daughter to the wealthy doctor and deputy Aristidis Steriotis in order to salvage their fortune.

Κέρκυρα, αρχή του 20ου αιώνα. Μέσα από την ένταση των ερωτικών σχέσεων και τα πάθη που αυτές προκαλούν, αναπτύσσεται η δραματική πτώση της αρχοντικής οικογένειας των Οφιομάχων και παράλληλα, η άνοδος της νέας αστικής τάξης του ελληνικού κράτους. Ο έρωτας δυο νέων ανθρώπων, του ρομαντικού διανοούμενου Άλκη Σωζόμενου και της όμορφης αρχοντοπούλας Ευλαλίας Οφιομάχου, θυσιάζεται στο βωμό μιας ωμής οικονομικής συναλλαγής. Οι καταχρεωμένοι Οφιομάχοι, βάζοντας στην άκρη αρχές κι αισθήματα, δίνουν την κόρη τους νύφη στον πλούσιο γιατρό και βουλευτή Αριστείδη Στεριώτη προκειμένου να διασωθούν.

Awards: Second Prize for fiction film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor, Best Music, Best Sound awards, 2008 State Cinema Awards

Director Tony Lykouressis: He comes from Zante. He studied Economics, Cinema Direction and Painting. He is a founding member of the magazine Modern Cinema. He works with the Greek national television, mainly on documentaries that have to do with the Ionian Islands. He also directs for the theater. He teaches Acting and Cinema at the University of the Peloponnese. Since 2004 he has been the General Secretary of Greek Directors’ Guild.

Filmography: 1978 The Girl with the Golden Hair, 1982 The Sculptures’ Blood, 1986 Alkistis, 1990 Ode to Glory (doc), 1993 From Theotokopoulos to Sezanne (doc), 2002 The Song of Life (doc), 2008 Slaves in Their Bonds.

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