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

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Istoria by Nicolaos Demourtzidis. 64’. Australia, Greece. 2015. UK Premiere. Documentary.

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Overview

Elias Demourtzidis, a Greek expatriate, is a survivor of the Greek Civil War and a period in history that most Greeks would prefer to forget.

Ironically, Elias has been diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease Alzheimer’s.

However, the disease is eroding his more recent memories first, leaving his mind to wander back in a time of war, civil unrest and unresolved family tragedy.

'Istoria' follows the journey of Elias, his son and grandson as they return to Greece for the last time to explore this troubled past and possibly even find a sense of closure for Elias.

This reconnection with the village and the past could ultimately end in reconciliation or tragedy for Elias.

 

 

 

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