• English Title Face to face
  • Original Title Πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο
  • Year: 1966
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Greece
  • Duration: 84'
  • Director: Ροβήρος Μανθούλης/Roviros Manthoulis
  • Scriptwriter: Ροβήρος Μανθούλης/Roviros Manthoulis, Κώστας Μουρσελάς/Kostas Mourselas
  • Cinematography: Σταμάτης Τρύπος/Stamatis Trypos
  • Editing: Πάνος Παπακυριακόπουλος/Panos Papakyriakopoulos
  • Music / Score: Νίκος Μαμαγκάκης/Nikos Mamangakis
  • Sound: Γιάννης Σμυρναίος/Giannis Smyrnaios
  • Cast: Κώστας Μεσάρης/Costas Messaris, Ελένη Σταυροπούλου/Eleni Stavropoulou, Θεανώ Ιωαννίδου/Theano Ioannidou, Λάμπρος Κοτσίρης/Lambros Kotsiris, Αλέξης Γεωργίου/Alexis Georgiou, Μαίρη Γκότση/Mary Gotsi
  • Production: Ροβήρος Μανθούλης/Roviros Manthoulis
  • Awards: Special award - Locarno Film Festival 1967, Best Director - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1966
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Greek
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατάσταση και ψηφιοποίηση εικόνας και ήχου σε 4Κ από το αρχικό αρνητικό φιλμ, στο εργαστήριο L'immagine Ritrovata, από την Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με υπεύθυνη την Ηλέκτρα Βενάκη. Η αποκατάσταση του ήχου έγινε από τον Χρήστο Γαρταγάνη και τον Κώστα Βαρυμποπιώτη. / Image and sound restored and digitized in 4K from the original negative film in the laboratory L'immagine Ritrovata, by the Greek Film Archive, supervised by Electra Venaki. The sound restoration was carried out by Christos Gartaganis and Costa Varybopiotis.
  • Print Source: Ταινιοθήκης της Ελλάδος/Greek Film Archive
From Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 21:30 until Thursday, 9 Jun 2022 23:00
At Iera odos Str. 48, Postal Code 104 35 Kerameikos, Athens Categories: Προβολές Ταινιοθήκης Tags: Εκδηλώσεις - Φεστιβάλ, 12ο ΦΠΚΑ

The main story of the film is about a poor English teacher who tutors the daughter of a rich family and flirts with both the daughter and her mother. His inner conflicts are attributed with a sharp
sense of humor in the dialogues. Furthermore, Manthoulis, with his innovative style - skillfully bypassing the narrative conventions, in a way reminiscent of Godard, and slicing the narrative with shot
sequences full of allusions - scolds the pre-dictatorial political situation in Greece, satirizes the rising newly wealthy social class and also stigmatizes the urban distraction of Athens of the 1960s.

Robert Manthoulis (1929-2022), active as a teenager in the anti-Nazi resistance, studied political science in Athens and then cinema in New York. He directed fiction films - for example, Hands Up Hitler (1963) and Face to Face (1966) - but his obsession was documentary. Exiled to Paris during the dictatorship, he worked for French television. In 1975, he became for one year the artistic director of  the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). He later traveled, making documentaries for French television. In the early 1980s, he was again called upon to contribute to the improvement of Greek television, but eventually devoted himself to the creation of the television series Ungoverned cities (1983-1986) and the documentary Greek Civil War (1997) and  its six-hour television version. In the 1990s, he performed an important role as a mediator of cultural relations between Greece and France, while also working to highlight the educational role of television.

 With the support of: A Season of Classic Films - Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE), Creative Europe MEDIA, ΕΣΠΑ/ NSRF.



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