ΝΕΝΙΚΗΚΑΜΕΝ | #PostNarrative
THU-SUN / 19:20-22:40
The movie is based on Herodotus’s tale in which long distance runner Philippides (also known as Pheidippides or Eukles according to other ancient writers) who, following orders from the Athenian generals, run from Athens to Sparta, a distance of 250 km to ask the Spartans for help. Since it was full moon and a period of celebration they refused to help and so long distance runner Philippides took off for Athens. On the way he met the god Pan who asked him why Athenians didn’t request his help while he was always keen on helping. Then Pan promised to help during the battle and Philippides informed the generals and so they honored the goat god.
In his last moments Philippides, breathless and in agony over the most important information, sees his life before his eyes. And Pan shows up again.
Zachos Samoladas (GR)
Zachos Samoladas was born in Thessaloniki in 1967 where he lives until this day. He studied film direction at the Hatzikou school and Experimental Animation at the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS in Los Angeles with the very important creator Jules Engel as his mentor. His first appearance as a director happened through the show of Nikos Pilavios in ERT in 1984 with animated movies which he designed and directed. After his studies and his return from the US he went back to Thessaloniki. From 1988 he’s been working at the Public Television of Thessaloniki. His film titled “GENESIS” which was finished in 1997 is the first animation film in Greece with a duration longer than 20 minutes and was included in the events for the 70 years of Greek animation which took place in 2015. He’s a member of the Greek Directors Guild.