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Variety

ΒΑΡΙΕΤΕ

1 hour 40 minutes – 1985 – Drama

A film director, in existential and creative crisis, tries searches for the script for his new film.

Cast

Vangelis Germanos
Despina Geroulanou
Nikitas Tsakiroglou
Olia Lazaridou

CREDITS

DIRECTOR: Nikos Panayotopoulos
SCREENPLAY: Nikos Panayotopoulos,
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Aris Stavrou
EDITING: Costas Iordanidis
MUSIC: Sramatis Kraounakis
SETS: Dionysis Fotopoulos
COSTUMES: Marianna Spanoudaki
SOUND: Nikos Achladis

Reviews

Life and art progress through crisis. Every crisis opens a crack in normality and through that crack sometimes another reality blooms. A separation, the age crisis, creative crisis, existential crisis, love crisis.

“Variete,” this masterpiece by Nikos Panagiotopoulos, tells the stories of these crises with melancholic finesse, like the Chopin waltzes that accompany the entire film.

In a playful mood and without any attempt at seriousness, Panagiotopoulos places his hero, a director who is making a film while in a creative crisis, against the heroes he himself has created. They are also in a corresponding crisis, as separation redefines their entire life. Life asks and cinema answers. “With cinema, we try to surround life from all sides”, said Nikos Panagiotopoulos, “but life, superior of everything, always succeeds and escapes”.

Aggelos Frantzis – Filmmaker

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