People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) (1930) by Edgar G. Ulmer, Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann and Rochus Gliese

6th Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment - Tribute: City Symphonies

  • Cinema
From Tuesday 16th to Friday 26th of June 2015
6th Silent Film Festival
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

Saturday, 20th of June 2015, at 21:00
Edgar G. Ulmer, Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, 
Fred Zinnemann, Rochus Gliese
People on Sunday 
Menschen am Sonntag (1930) (73’)
with english subtitles

Direction: Edgar G. Ulmer, Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann, Rochus Gliese
Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer 
Starring: Erwin Splettstöber, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers, Annie Schreyer

The movie «People on Sunday» can only by half be considered as to thematically belong to this year's tribute as its theme doesn't concern the life in Berlin but the lives of five Berliners during a weekend on the outskirts of Berlin. It is thought to be the most important work of the german avant-garde of the silent film period and it made a great impact on the currents of the French New Wave and the Italian Neorealism. 

with live musical accompaniment

Music Composition: Giorgos Grigorakos – Dimitris Hadjikonstantinou

Participating Musicians: 
Giorgos Grigorakos, Laptop/ live electronics 
Dimitris Hadjikonstantinou, synthesizers
Anastasia Eden, vocals

Biographical Note

Giorgos Grigorakos. He was born and raised in Athens. He studied music technology and attended seminars about techniques of composing contemporary music as well as the creation of sounds with interactive means (max-msp). He likes to decompose, dissolve and recompose sounds by using as a resource analogue and modular synthesizers balancing between granular and drone ambient aesthetics. In 2003 him and Fotis Karaoglanis form the ELICA, and become a big success by performing in many music destivals and concert spaces in Greece, the most significant of which were their participation in Synch festival, the electro acoustic performance "Nekuia" as well as the opening act at the concerts of Αnne Clark and K. Vita in Athens and Thessaloniki. In December of 2007, they released with Vim records their first album entitled "Asymmetrica" and got great reviews. They compose music for the theatre and their works are included in various music collections. In 2008, he edits and releases with the Sony Music company, the music collection "The Movement Sessions-A Tribute to K.VITA". During the period 2011-2013, he presents three audiovisual performances ("Optimistique melancolie", "Somewhere in a field", "Aporrythmisi") combining sound with live visuals (3D mapping). His personal album "Somewhere in a field" based solely on a wide range of sound frequencies and their interaction in different fields, was released in September 2013 by somehow ecstatic rec involving the mezzo soprano Anastasia Eden and the editing of mastering by Taylor Deupree (12k). In 2014, he collaborates with the poet Emilio Eden and they present live the "Book of Poetry". He is currently preparing his new album.


For the 6th year running, the Silent Film Festival, which is being organized by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, becomes a meeting point of the history of the 7th art with the present. In the cinema hall of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, once again, Michael Cacoyannis’ love for the origins of the art he served with such passion and the artistic value of these silent masterpieces are met by hundreds of cinephile.

At this 6th Festival, from the 16th until the 26th of June 2015, the leading roles are taken by Cities and  Music! Entitled “CITY SYMPHONIES” and under the art direction of Alexandros Mouzas, the films take the audience to Berlin of 1927, Paris, New York and Tokyo accompanied and guided by musical compositions by 12 different artists.

This year, what’s more, a concert has been arranged with the Ergon Ensemble and the conductor, Miltos Logiadis, with the works of the following:
  • Hanns Eisler: “14 ways to describe Rain” which will accompany the screening of the film Regen (1931)
  • Giannis Kyriakidis (Piece request ERGON – 2013) which will accompany the screening of Erik Satie’s film Anémic Cinéma.
  • “Cinema: Entr’acte symphonique du ballet Relâche  pour le film de René Clair Entr’acte (in a new orchestration especially for the concert), which will accompany the screening of the film Etr’acte.
  • Alexandros Mouzas (piece request ERGON – 2013), which will accompany the screening of the film Un Chien Andalou.

And so we have it;  silent films from the 1920s and “CITY SYMPHONIES”, with 20 poetic and experimental films which are trying to capture the aura of each city in a rich and unique tribute.

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

Tuesday 16th until Friday 26th of June 2015, daily at 21:00
6th Silent Film Festival
Accompanied by live music
Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas

The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Hall: Cinema
All of the screenings start at: 21:00
Free Entrance
Seats must be reserved: Tel: 210.34 18 579, Mon-Fri 11:00-14:00