CULTURE

It’s a wrap for Canadian-Greek feature film, ‘Fugitive Pieces’

The first official Greek-Canadian joint film production, which enacts an agreement between the two countries, is titled «Fugitive Pieces» and bears the signature of filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa (who is credited with films such as «The Five Senses» and «Eclipse»). The film is based on Anne Michaels’s best-selling novel of the same title, which is also available in Greek as «Kommatia Fygis,» published in Greece by Kedros. Four production companies have joined forces for the movie, which wraps up filming today on the eastern Aegean island of Mytilene; they are Canadian company Serendipity Point Films and Greek companies Strada Productions, Cinegram and Panos Papahatzis’s Argonauts Productions. Filming began in Athens, at Assomaton Square, on May 31. The film tells the tragic story of a man whose life was scarred by a huge loss and who is desperately seeking love. The plot is set during WWII: A 9-year-old boy of Jewish-Polish descent witnesses the murder of his parents and his sister’s abduction by the Gestapo. He is then rescued by a Greek archaeologist, who in turn adopts him. Despite his constant moving around and all the love affairs that he experiences as an adult, he cannot find peace and nothing can soothe his sadness. Decades later, fate will play its own game. The film features actors Stephen Dillane, Rosamund Pike, Rade Serbedzija and others. The Greek cast features Themis Bazaka, Elli Fotiou, Giorgos Karamichos, Memos Begnis and Danae Skiadi.