CULTURE

Popular singers in movie

Popular laiko singers Vassilis Karas and Constantina are going to be acting for the first time in their lives, alongside seasoned actors such as Ieroclis Michailidis, Tamila Koulieva, Yiannis Zouganelis and Stelios Mainas, as well as Heimerini Kolymvytes frontman Argyris Bakirtzis. Though shooting has not started yet, Stavros Tsiolis’s new film, «Even Losers Will Come First,» is being touted as the most likely Greek film to meet with commercial success next season. The plot, presented at a recent press conference by Tsiolis, as well as the unlikely casting, are reason to believe that an interesting film is in the making. In brief: It’s August and Mimis’s outdoor skyladiko (trashy laiko live music bar) in Livadia is looking for a band because nearby Delphi is hosting a conference of Greek-Americans. Mimis (played by Mainas) organizes a day of auditions for performers from all over the country and it is on these 24 hours the film focuses. There are numerous subplots, small-time dramas, strange goings-on, unlikely love affairs and of course, plenty of music.