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James Joyce: His Greek Notebooks

Non-narrative documentary, Greece, 2013, HD

Direction: Vouvoula Skoura

By invitation of the Greek Film Archive, The Red Bank, Vouvoula Skoura’s new film, uses James Joyce’s Greek Notebooks as its raw material and starting point. It translates Vangelis Intzidis’s non-linear narration into images, unfolding like a puzzle. Shooting took place in Trieste, a city that Joyce once made his home, London, New York and Athens.

The film is dedicated to Mando Aravantinou.

A request for a loan in Greek… James Joyce writes… The Bank.

Mando Aravantinou reads… Cities of love… In crisis… Silences
of exile.
Ulysses wandering the streets.
Nights and days haunted by the material of myths.        the real.
Lestrygonians eating red bank shellfish…               Τhe Red Bank.

Vouvoula Skoura

A visual artist and film director, her films and videos have screened at international festivals and universities in more than fifty cities. Her video Black Moon won the First Prize at the Athens Video Art Competition, 1998. Etel Adnan: Words in Exile (2008) won the Greek Film Centre Award at the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The Greek Graphic Designers Association presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

*Screening along with OXI (The First Cut). €5 ticket includes both 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.