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The Hunters

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Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Ελλάδα, Γαλλία / Greece, France 1977, 165 ́, DCP, Έγχρ./ Color, Με ήχο / Sound Ελληνικά / Greek

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος Σενάριο / Screenplay Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Γιώργος Αρβανίτης Μοντάζ / Editing Γιώργος Τριανταφύλλου Ήχος / Sound Θανάσης Αρβανίτης Ηθοποιοί / Cast Βαγγέλης Καζάν Μπέτυ Βαλάση, Γ. Δάνης, Μαίρη Χρονοπούλου, Ηλίας Σταματίου Αλίκη Γεωργούλη, Νίκος Κούρος Εύα Κοταμανίδου, Στράτος Παχής, Χριστόφορος Κ. Νέζερ, Δημήτρης Καμπερίδης, Λουκάς Χρέλιας, Τάκης Δουκάκος, Βασίλης Τσάγκλος, Γιώργος Τζιφός, Αλέκος Αργυρίου Παραγωγός / Producer Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος Παραγωγή / Production Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος με τη συμμετοχή της γαλλικής ΙΝΑ και της ZDF Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Εταιρεία Κληρονόμων Θ. Αγγελόπουλου

On the New Year’s Eve of 1977, a group of hunters discovers in the snow a corpse of a guerilla fighter from the civil war. Despite the pas- sage of time the blood is still running from his wounds. The hunters, representing the bourgeoisie, carry the corpse to their hotel trying to exorcise the fear of revolution. The bandit who revives in the bad conscience of the hunters becomes a signifier for the return of the repressed. He pronounces the death penalty for the hunters, who after facing the firing squad will wake up from their nightmare. They will bury the corpse and continue their itinerary.

Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος / Theo Angelopoulos 

He was born in Athens in 1935, he interrupted his law studies, and enrolled to IDHEC to study cinema, but finally studied ethnographic film with Jean Rousch. In 1975 with The Travelling Players, he was aknowledged as one of the major art film directors. He was awarded in the most prestigious film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin).

Yiorgos Ziakas – present
Introduction by director Yiannis Sakaridis


The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.