CULTURE

‘Cinema and Reality’ doc fest in 20th year

Acclaimed Greek filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris attended the opening of the French Institute’s Documentary Festival on Monday evening and spoke to the audience about the first two films that will be featured in a tribute. The festival runs to Saturday (31 Sina, Kolonaki, tel 210.339.8600). Now in its 20th year, the festival, which is titled «Cinema and Reality» and is organized jointly with the Greek Secretariat for Adult Education, also features tributes to Werner Herzog, the famed German director who has turned his lens to documentary films in the past few years. The theme of globalization is the central theme of this year’s festival and brings together eight films addressing the issue from different perspectives. There is also a section dedicated to the environment and water, organized with the collaboration of the Goethe Institute and the Medwet environmental program. Today’s screening program comprises «Paysage des eaux douces» by Anna Christina Henriquez and «Rhodes et les iles sans eau» by Nikos Koutsikas and Gilles Ragris at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by «Vers un commerce equitable» and «Chronique d’une catastrophe annoncee,» at 8 p.m. by three documentaries by Voulgaris, and then at 9.15 p.m. by Herzog’s «My Best Fiend – Klaus Kinski.» Admission to all screenings are free of charge and there will be Greek supertitles with all films.