It’s Monday, the 13th of December 1943, the small town of Kalavryta is set on fire by the occupation army of Nazi Germany while the entire male population is being gathered on a nearby hill and shot dead. This war crime will go down in history, along with the massacre of Acqui Division, as the largest mass killing in Greece during WWII. Three men who witnessed these events as kids, locked up with the rest women, children and elderly people in Kalavryta’s primary school, recall this traumatic experience.
Director / Cinematographer / Editing / Script / Sound Mix / Music: Dimitris Gkrintzos Assistant Directors: Nikos Gkrintzos, Margarita Chalakatevaki Sound recording: Dimitris Gkrintzos, Margarita Chalakatevaki Accordeon: Margarita Chalakatevaki Cast: Sokratis Athanasiadis, Yorgos Dimopoulos, Sotiris Thanopoulos
Dimitris Gkrintzos was born in Kalavryta (Greece) in 1992. He studied audiovisual arts at Ionian University in Corfu. The documentary ‘Bread and a Blanket’ served as his thesis/diploma. He worked as a cinematographer in the documentaries: ‘Ayanadamar’ by Margarita Chalakatevaki and Spyros Kavvadias’ ‘Lying Upon A Rock’ which also served as diplomas. He is also keen on photography and electroacoustic music.
Margarita Chalakatevaki was born in Athens in 1993. She studied audiovisual arts at the Ionian University in Corfu. Her late work includes documentary filmmaking, music composition and music for performing arts. She lives in Athens.