The Bleeding Statues
Το αίμα των αγαλμάτων/The Bleeding Statues
Fiction, Greece, 1987, Digital Beta (35mm)
With Vera Krouska, Richard Svare, Yorgos Michalopoulos, Ilias Logothetis
A day before the inauguration of the archaeological museum in a small town, a woman archaeologist is troubled by strange nightmares. Meanwhile, the local officials are planning the opening ceremony, and the whole town is abuzz with excitement. In this setting, three young juvenile delinquents who have escaped from reform school appear in town and threaten to disrupt the event. The archaeologist will try to negotiate with them in an effort to save the human works of art, i.e., the statues, but also human dignity. Through an extraordinary iconography, Lykouressis creates an appealingly human scene, approaching with great sensitivity these young offenders of history.
He was born in Athens in 1945. A film director and founding member of the Synhronos Kinimatografos film journal, he made his first feature in 1978, followed by The Bleeding Statues (Greek State Award 1982) and Alkisti (1986). He returned in 2008 with the multi-award-winning Slaves in their Bonds.