“FROM FOREIGNER TO FOREIGNER. Demetrios Galanos, Benares” and “MAHA SHIVARATRI. The Wedding of Shiva” from 12 March in ALKYONIS cinema theather (42 Ioulianou str, Victoria Square, Athens, tel 2108815402)
“FROM FOREIGNER TO FOREIGNER. Demetrios Galanos, Benares.”
A film about Demetrios Galanos the Athenian, a significant Greek scholar of the 18th century (1760 – 1833) who loved India deeply, spent his life and died in Benares, Shiva’s holy town on the Ganges river, where the film was shot.
The film refers also to the main ideas of Hinduism through the happenings in Benares, specialists’ interviews and Galanos’ translations of important Sanskrit texts.
Script and direction : Yannis Tritsibidas
Scientific advisor : Dr. Demetrios Vassiliades
Photography : Odysseus Pavlopoulos
Editing : Yannis Daridis
Production : Yannis Tritsibidas-Gina Petropoulou-Cinergon
MAHA SHIVARATRI, THE WEDDING OF SHIVA
A documentary on Maha Shivaratri’s festivities in Benares celebrating Shiva’s wedding with Parvati. This fest of fertility is the largest annual event in Shiva’s holy town and takes place in the Caitr month (February-March) attracting numerous sadhous from all over India including the naked nagas.
Thousands of people come together to the Golden Temple to offer their devotion, water from the Ganges river and flowers to the God’s mythical lingam (phallus).
The great dark night of Shiva the Destroyer, is celebrated with a lot of music, dance, parades and bang drinking.
film director Yannis Tritsibidas
photography Odysseus Pavlopoulos
editing Lambros Skarlas
scientific advisor: Dr Demetrios Vassiliades
production Yannis Tritsibidas-Gina Petropoulou
From 12 March 2015
ΑΛΚΥΟΝΙΣ New Star Art Cinema
(42 Ioulianou str, Victoria Square, Athens, tel 2108815402)
Ticket: € 7.00
Student/ Senior citizen above 65 & Teachers €5.00, unabloed €3.00, family pack for 3 persons €10.00
Τel.: 210-8220008, 210-8220023, 210-8220076