Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1924)

7th Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment // LOVE & EROTISM // [Free Entry]

    • Cinema


    From Wednesday 22nd June until Friday 1st July 2016
    7th Silent Film Festival
     Tribute - LOVE & EROTISM
    with live musical accompaniment
    Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas
    in cooperation with STUDIO-Parallilo Kykloma, 
    and its president, Christos Papadimitriou
    at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

    Booking is necessary

    Monday, 27th June 2016, at 21:30
    Carl Theodor Dreyer
    Michael (1924, 86΄)
    Language: German
    Subtitles: English

    Direction: Carl Theodor Dreyer
    Screenplay: Herman Bang, Thea von Harbou
    Starring: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor

    Mikael is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Zoret gives Mikael his start, and their relationship is sexual as well. Then Mikael takes up with the Princess Zamikoff, selling gifts from Zoret and even stealing from the master to pay for his carnal and luxurious life with her. He abandons Zoret, whose health begins to fail but who also discovers spirituality in his solitude. 

    DJ set: Eleni Mitsiaki


    Eleni Mitsiaki began her piano studies at the Athens Hellenic Conservatoire and received a Diploma in Piano with Distinction from the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. She also studied French piano music at the Marguerite Long School in Paris under the guidance of ChrysantheTournaki, and Russian music at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of Igor Petrin. She studied Musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint, and Fugue. Mitsiaki has participated in workshops and piano master-classes in Greece and Germany with internationally renowned soloists, including Alain Lefevre, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, VitalisMargulis and Thomas Duis, and she has performed as a soloist in Greece and abroad. 
    For the past 14 years, Eleni Mitsiaki has been working as a musicologist and as an events coordinator at the Lilian Voudouri Music Library of Greece of the Athens Concert Hall, and she has taken over the inauguration and operation of the first youth online radio station of the Friends of Music Association. She served as a senior editor of classicalmusic.gr and as an editor in the music magazines Muzine, Sonik, Project Amoeba, Pepper, avopolis.gr and movieworld.gr.
    Fascinated by the silent cinema and the concept of creating a unified music world, Mitsiaki has, in recent years, been experimenting with the application of sound beyond the realms and conventional practices of music accompaniment in silent films. She has participated in the Silent Film Festival organised by the Michalis Kakoyiannis Foundation in Athens, providing the soundtrack to 10 silent films and 5 silent short films and she has given lectures on the History of Soundtrack, Silent Films and Music Accompaniment.
    In the last years, Eleni Mitsiaki promotes film music through the radio show City Lights and the website kinetophone.com. She is a member of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA), she acts as a film music consultant to the Krakow Film Music Festival, the Film Fest Gent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) and the Cordoba Film Music Festival, and most recently, she coordinates and organises Silent Film Concerts and Cine-Concerts.


    The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation is organizing the 7th Silent Film Festival, entitled “Love and Eroticism in Silent Film” from Wednesday 22 June until Friday 1st July 2016, at 21:30, with the artistic direction of Alexandros Mouzas.

    Alexandros Mouzas says about the 7th Silent Film Festival: The eroticism of silent film is subconscious, allusive, disguised, and is supported by the irresistible charm of the leading ladies or the enchanting gaze of the men. There is a constant battle between that which is proper and acceptable and that which is not, between censorship and social acceptance.

    This year’s festival attempts to map the erotic element as it was evident in these great films by great creators, in different genres, from comedy to drama to adventure and exotic tales. Accompanied by original musical compositions which will be performed live during the screenings, another dimension and stimulus is offered to the audience in order to enhance the atmosphere of the times.

    In cooperation with the STUDIO – Parallilo Kykloma and Christos Papadimitriou.

    Wednesday 22nd June until Friday 1st July 2016, at 21:30
    7th Silent Film Festival, 2016
    “Love and Eroticism in Silent Film”
    With live music accompaniment 
    Artistic Direction:  Alexandros Mouzas
    Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

    Hall: Cinema
    Free Entrance
    Seats must be reserved: Tel:  210 34.18.579, Mon-Fri  11.00-14.00