Deep Soul

Tue 29.04.2014 at 20:45, Sala Auditorium Club House
" Psyhi vathia – Deep Soul " (2009)
Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
With: Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Symeonidis, Victoria Haralabidou
Audiotrack: Greek
Subtitles: English

Deep Soul

This film tackles the still-divisive topic of Greece’s 1946-49 Civil War, when the “National” army of Greece’s Western-backed government fought an insurgent “Democratic” army of Greek leftists and communists. The struggle was one of the first armed conflicts of the new Cold War. Voulgaris dramatizes these internecine events through the tale of two young brothers — 14-year-old Vlassis and 17-year-old Anestis — who find themselves enlisted in opposing camps after their father is killed and they are separated from their mother. Voulgaris has stated that his intention was “to finally reconcile the bloodiest pages of our modern history."His beautifully-shot film is set in the Grammos Mountains of western Macedonia, site of some of the war’s worst violence, in 1949 — what Voulgaris calls “the last act of our nation’s drama.”