Tokyo Chorus (Tôkyô no kôrasu) (1931) by Yasujiro Ozu

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

Wednesday, 24th of June 2015, at 21:00
Yasujiro Ozu
Tokyo Chorus / "Tôkyô no kôrasu"  (1931) (90’)
with english subtitles

Direction: Yasujiro Ozu
Screenplay: Komatsu Kitamura, Kogo Noda
Starring: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yaguma, Tatsuo Saito, Hideo Sugawara

This movie belongs to a movies series that in Japanese is called «Shoshimin-gai» and in Greek is interpreted as «Middle Class Avenue» or «Family Movies». The story starts out with a group of young men attending school drills under the direction of Mr. Omura (Tatsuo Saito). Shinji Okajima (Tokihiko Okada) is seen goofing off, misbehaving, and upsetting his teacher. After being disciplined the drills resume and the boys eventually graduate and go out into the working world. 

with live musical accompaniment

Music Composition: Spyros Deliyannopoulos
Spyros Deliyannopoulos, piano

Biographical Notes

Spyros Deliyannopoulos. Spyros Deliyannopoulos studied Musicology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995-2000). During this period, he studied in the Modern Conservatory (Sugxrono Odeio) and later in the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (degrees in piano, harmony, counterpoint, fugue - all with straight A's - and a Piano Diploma with the 1st  award of excellent performance). Later on he did his master studies in composition (Mmus in composition) in the University of London ( Goldsmiths - University of London) under the supervision of Roger Redgate (2002). In 2003, he earns the 1st award in the Panhellenic Composition Competition "Papaioannou" that is organised every two years by the Greek Composers Union. When ha returned back to Greece he made a doctorate in composition in the Aristotle University under the supervision of Michalis Lapidakis (2011). In 2008, he taught at the Music Department of the Aristotle University the course "Modern Techniques for adaptations and transcriptions". In the same period he worked as a musicologist writing more than 200 brochures for concerts in the Athens Concert Hall, the National Opera and the Greek Festival. In 2012, he made a composition masterclass at the Upbeat School of Music, in Croatia, under the supervision of Joel Hoffman. In 2014, he conducted studies in modern techniques in composition and orchestration at the International Music Institute in Darmstadt (Germany) cooperating with Br. Ferneyhough, H. Lachenmann, P. Billone, G. Aperghis. He is a member of the Greek Composers Union.


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