• English Title Byron: ballad for a daemon
  • Original Title Μπάυρον, μπαλάντα για ένα δαίμονα
  • Year: 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Greece
  • Duration: 138'
  • Director: Νίκος Κούνδουρος / Nikos Koundouros
  • Scriptwriter: Νίκος Κούνδουρος, Φώτης Κωνσταντινίδης / Nikos Koundouros, Photis Konstantinidis
  • Cinematography: Νίκος Καβουκίδης / Nikos Kavoukidis
  • Editing: Τάκης Γιαννόπουλος / Takis Yannopoulos
  • Music / Score: Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος / Yannis Markopoulos
  • Cast: Farhad Mahmoudov, Μάνος Βακούσης, Vera Sotnikova, Βασίλης Λάγκος, Igor Yiasoulovits, Άκης Σακελλαρίου / Farhad Mahmoudov, Manos Vakousis, Vera Sotnikova, Vassilis Lagos, Igor Yiasoulovits, Akis Sakellariou
  • Production: Profilm (Athens), Akvo Company (Moscow), ΕΡΤ 1 (ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Awards: Καλύτερης Ταινίας, Καλύτερης Φωτογραφίας, Καλύτερου Μοντάζ, Καλύτερης Ερμηνείας Α΄ Ανδρικού Ρόλου, Καλύτερης Ερμηνείας Β΄ Γυναικείου Ρόλου, Καλύτερων Σκηνικών, Καλύτερου Ήχου, Βραβείο Ένωσης Τεχνικών Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου & Τηλεόρασης (ΕΤΕΚΤ) – Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης 1992
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • Print Source: Σωτηρία Κούνδουρου
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At Iera odos Str. 48, Postal Code 104 35 Kerameikos, Athens Categories: Προβολές Ταινιοθήκης Tags: Εκδηλώσεις - Φεστιβάλ, 12ο ΦΠΚΑ

In the words of Nikos Koundouros: “So, the death of a poet, the death of Byron in Greece, the Greece that he chose as a landscape,as a frame, for his death… He wanted to end his life here, a life which he considered already ended in his existential agony, and he wanted to end it gloriously, in this place of his beloved myths… This is a time when the Greek Revolution was falling, it was really a time on the brink of despair. So we have the death and despair of the poet in an environment that we could describe as the death and despair of a revolution”.

Nikos Koundouros (1926-2017) was born in Crete and studied painting and sculpture in Athens. Due to his political beliefs, he was persecuted and exiled, both after the end of World War II and during the junta. His first feature film was Magic city(1953), while the next film The ogre of Athens (1956) established him as a filmmaker. His films were distinguished internationally and he is considered one of the most important Greek auteurs.

Watch the film online here. 



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