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The Children of Helidona

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The Children of Helidona

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1987, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Κώστας Βρεττάκος/Costas Vrettakos | Σεν./Scr.: Σούλα Δρακοπούλου, Κώστας Βρεττάκος/Soula Drakopoulou, Costas Vrettakos | Φωτ./Cin.: Άρις Σταύρου/Aris Staurou | Μοντ./Ed.: Χρήστος Σαντατσόγλου/ Hristos Sandatsoglou, Μουσ./Mus.: Γιώργος Τσαγκάρης/Giorgos Tsangaris | Ηθ./Cast: Αλέκος Αλεξανδράκης/Alekos Aleksandrakis Μαίρη Χρονοπούλου/Mary Hronopoulou, Ηλίας Λογοθέτης/Ilias Logothetis, Βασίλης Διαμαντόπουλος/Vasilis Diamantopoulos | Παρ/Prod.: Κώστας Βρεττάκος, Ελληνική Τηλεόραση 1 (Ε.Τ. 1)/ Greek Television ET-1, Τρία Φύλλα Ε.Π.Ε./ Tria Fylla Ltd., Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ)/ Greek Film Center | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118΄

During the Greek Civil War six brothers from Helidona village are separated. Three of them join the communist guerrilla army and the others go to the city in search of a better life. When, 40 years later, one of them dies, the others go back to their village. They look back at their lives, memories and self-criticism dominate their conversations.

The film is based on the book by Dionysis Haritopoulos.
Awards: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound in 28th Thessaloniki Film Festival (1987) and Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award for Best Film.

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