Women behind the camera get their glory days

The Art Theater of Larissa (Theatro Technon) is paying tribute to Greek women filmmakers this week in an event running today to Wednesday. The program of screenings includes short and feature-length films, which, organizers say, «even though they were created either beside or as part of commercial Greek filmmaking, should not go unnoticed.» This showcase of nine women directors is the first of a string of initiatives the theater is hoping to organize in the future to project the city of Larissa as a regional cultural hub, enhancing the university city’s overall image in the country. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. tonight with Stella Belessi’s feature film «Games in Eden,» followed at 10 p.m. by Katerina Evangelakou’s 2002 comedy drama «Think It Over.» On Tuesday, the first film is the medium-length «I’m Going Home» by Eleni Kazandzidi at 8 p.m., followed by Foteini Siskopoulou’s 2004 feature «Rakoushka,» which delves into intercultural marriages in Greece. Next on the bill is Monica Baxevani’s 34-minute «The Dress» at 10 p.m. and then Penny Panayiotopoulou’s touching and award-winning drama «Hard Goodbyes: My Father.» The last evening of the mini festival will begin again at 8 p.m. with Katerina Filiotou’s 26-minute «Let Me Tell You,» followed by Eva Stefani’s «The Box,» another short film. The festival will wrap up at 9 p.m. with Lucia Rikaki’s «Dancing Soul,» an examination of a young couple who find it hard to pay as much attention to the issues plaguing their relationship as they do on their careers. Larissa Art Theater, Tagmatarhi Velissariou & 9 Pineiou, Larissa, tel 2410.534.313. In light of recent bad weather warnings, visitors are advised to call the venue in advance and ensure the event is to go ahead.

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