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Tue 04.02.2014 at 20.30, Sala Auditorium Club House
(Greece, 1983)
Audio track: Greek, Subtitles: English
With: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Dimitratos, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, music by Stavros Xarhakos


"Rembetiko" is a musical drama, a passionate exploration of rembetiko music: a form of urban blues that expresses the history and depth of Greek culture. The film mirrors the music's style, offering a glimpse into that culture through a heart-wrenching story written and directed by Costas Ferris and a haunting original score written by Stavros Xarxakos.
It charts the tragic true story of one of Greece's most popular singers, Marika Ninou (Sotiria Leonardou): her professional successes and personal disasters. Her rise as a singer is shadowed by key moments in Greek history from such as Nazi occupation and the Civil War. Her life is full of torment and her pain is evident in her singing. Marika Ninou is as cherished in Greece as Edith Piaf is in France. This is her vie en rose.
"Rembetiko" is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Silver Bear at the 1984 Berlin Film Festival.

For more info on the rembetiko music and its history: Rebetiko-wikipedia