Face to face: Premiere of the 4K restored version of the 1966 film

➔ Premiere (physical screening): Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 21:30 at LAIS open-air cinema with free entrance in order of priority

➔ Online streaming: From Thursday, 9 June at 21:00 and for 24 hours, for free and without any limitation based on geo-location at https://online.tainiothiki.gr

This Thursday, 9 June, the Greek Film Archive honours the great Greek director Roviros Manthoulis, a few weeks after his demise. The GFA will present the premiere of his film Face to face (Prosopo me prosopo, 1966)in a digitally restored in 4K version.

The image and sound restoration have been carried out from the original 35mm negatives, preserved at the Greek Film Archive vaults. The restoration was realised with the support of "A Season of Classic Films", an initiative of ACE –Association des Cinémathèques Européennes, part of European Commission's Creative Europe MEDIA programme and the support of the Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020.

Films synopsis

The main story of the film is about a poor English teacher who tutors the daughter of a rich family and flirts with both the daughter and her mother. His inner conflicts are attributed with a sharp sense of humor in the dialogues. Furthermore, Manthoulis, with his innovative style - skillfully bypassing the narrative conventions, in a way reminiscent of Godard, and slicing the narrative with shot sequences full of allusions - scolds the pre-dictatorial political situation in Greece, satirizes the rising newly wealthy social class and also stigmatizes the urban distraction of Athens of the 1960s.

A Season of Classics Films: Celebrating film heritage across Europe

A Season of Classics Films is a series of free film screenings and parallel activities across Europe designed to attract younger audiences to our shared cinematic cultural heritage. The programme looks to raise awareness of the work of European film archives, connecting the public with cinema history and the significance of film preservation. Most of the films are premiere digital restorations and some screenings include dynamic elements such as live performances and educational interactive sessions. All films are available with English subtitles. Additionally, French or other subtitles are in some cases available. This is an initiative of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) with the support of the EU Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

Restoration credits:

Digital restoration supervisor: Electra Venaki
Image restoration: L'Immagine Ritrovata
Sound restoration: Christos Gartaganis, Kostas Varympopiotis
Materials inspection: Tassos Adamopoulos
DCP mastering: Authorwave

© Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος/Greek Film Archive, 2022



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