• English Title Tale 52
  • Original Title Ιστορία 52
  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Greece
  • Duration: 98'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Alexis Alexiou
  • Cinematography: Christos Karamanis
  • Editing: Panos Voutsaras
  • Music / Score: Felizol, Peekay Tayloh
  • Sound: Dimitris Kanellopoulos
  • Cast: Serafita Grigoriadou, Daphne Lambrogianni, Argyris Thanasoulas, Giorgos Kanakakis
  • Production: Alexis Alexiou, Tugo Tugo Productions
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Greek
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Print Source: Alexis Alexiou

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” - Philip K. Dick.
Iasonas meets Penelope at a dinner with mutual friends at his home. Everything begins here. Everything will keep starting from here. They go out, they get to know each other, and at some point Penelope moves in. He can share everything with her. Even that childhood game of trying to control his dreams. Until one morning, when Iasonas wakes up to find that Penelope has disappeared. He doesn’t know where she went or why she left. He can’t remember what has happened. Are his chronic headaches to blame, or a secret that reaches out from the past and pulls him further and further away from reality? Iasonas has to find a way to get his memory and his life back. But something keeps getting in the way. Is it the childhood game that has returned? Is it some sort of psychological disorder that threatens him? Or perhaps an inexplicable natural phenomenon, a time warp that pulls him in, deeper and deeper?

Alexis Alexiou

Born in 1976 in Athens, he studied physics at the University of Athens and cinema at the Stavrakos School. His films have been distinguished in various festivals in Greece and abroad. In 2004, he won the Emerging European Filmmakers Award at the 71st MIFED. He is known for the films, “Wednesday 04:45” (2015), which won, the awards for best film, best director, best actor as well as other six awards of the Hellenic Film Academy, the "Tale 52 ”(2008) and“ Tugo tugo ”(1998). He is one of the curators of the initiative “The Lost Highway of Greek Cinema” of the Film Directors & Producers Association of Greece (ESPEK).

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