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Elli Makra, 42277 Wuppertal

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Elli Makra, 42277 Wuppertal

Fiction, Germany, 2007, 35mm

Direction: Athanasios Karanikolas
Elli, daughter of Greek immigrants in Germany, quits her factory job in Wuppertal and announce that she wants to go back home. Her eldest sister Tasia comes for a visit to report about their dying father in a hospital. Since Elli is not willing to visit him, Tasia will go in her place. The third sister, Anna, will take care of their small Greek restaurant next to the Oberbarmen train station, and Elli will have to take care of her teenage niece, Niki. An interesting exploration
of the status of immigrant women in a foreign country. The film won the Best Actress Award at Thessaloniki IFF 2007.

Athanasios Karanikolas

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1967, he studied photography at the New School for Social Research and at Parsons School of Design (New York), video and media art at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, and, finally, film direction
at the “Konrad Wolf” University of Film and Television in Potsdam. He teaches film at the HFF Film School, Potsdam.

*Screening along with Martha and My Best Worst Mistake. €5 ticket includes all films.


Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.