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10th London Greek Film Festival: 14-20 May 2017 - Films

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Finish Line by Eliana Abravanel. 70. Greece. 2016. UK Premiere. Documentary.

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Original Title: Finish Line

English Title: Finish Line

Greek Title: Ο Τερματισμός

Duration: 70'

Country of origin: Greece

Director: Eliana Abravanel

Producer: Eliana Abravanel

Production Company / Companies: Abra Films

Brief synopsis in English:

A Running Guide to Becoming You Own Hero

Idomeneas is a robust Cretan who runs the Athens Marathon barefoot, wearing a full suit of armor. Andonis is a shepherd who discovered his talent for long distances after he accidentally outran a wolf. At 85, Stelios is the oldest marathoner in Greece. The older he gets, the more races he runs. Every time they cross the finish line, they're one step closer to their own version of immortality.

Brief synopsis in Greek:

Ένας Οδηγός για Σούπερ Ήρωες της Διπλανής Πόρτας

Ο Ιδομενέας είναι ένας εύρωστος Κρητικός που τρέχει τον Αυθεντικό Μαραθώνιο ξυπόλητος, φορώντας αρχαιοελληνική πανοπλία. Ο Αντώνης είναι ένας βοσκός του παλιού καιρού, που ανακάλυψε το τρέξιμο κυνηγώντας ένα λύκο. Ο Στέλιος είναι ο γηραιότερος Έλληνας μαραθωνοδρόμος, που μοιάζει να τρέχει πρόσω ολοταχώς προς την αθανασία. Κάθε φορά που περνούν τη γραμμή του τερματισμού, έρχονται ένα βήμα πιο κοντά στον καθημερινό ήρωα που κρύβουν μέσα τους!

 

Release Date: March 2016

Original Format: HD

Credits:
Cinematography and Sound by Dimitris Kasimatis GSC
Editing by Dimitris Peponis
Sound Design and Mixing by Leandros Ntounis
Associate Producer Despina Pavlaki
Produced, Written and Directed by Eliana Abravanel 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/158628717

Original Language(s): Greek

English Subtitles: Yes

Previous screenings / festivals worldwide:
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
International Film Festival of Patmos
Vovousa Mountain Festival
Aegean Docs
Chania Film Festival
ELLET Eco Film Panorama
Beirut Greek Film Festival
International Peloponnese Documentary Festival
 

 

 

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