4th annual London Greek Film Festival: 17-25 October 2011
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Film Category: short

Original Title: The River 

English Title: The River  

Greek Title: Απέναντι Όχθη

Duration: 11'

Country of origin: Greece

Director: Felanis Michael

Producer: Felanis Michael

Production Company / Companies:  Independent Production

Brief synopsis in English: One soldier disobeys the orders of the Division and passed the river, have threshold set and that is the forbidden fruit to the soldiers, and confronted with another man. Is the enemy? And if so, what truly separates them? History collate the antiwar message that he wanted to express the writer Anthony Samarakis.

Brief synopsis in Greek: Ένας στρατιώτης παρακούει τις εντολές της Μεραρχίας και περνά το ποτάμι, το όριο που τους έχουν θέσει και που αποτελεί τον απαγορευμένο καρπό για τους στρατιώτες, και έρχεται αντιμέτωπος με έναν άλλο άντρα. Είναι εχθρός; Και αν ναι, τι τους χωρίζει πραγματικά; Η ιστορία παραβάλει το αντιπολεμικό μήνυμα που ήθελε να εκφράσει ο συγγραφέας Αντώνης Σαμαράκης.

Release Date: 15/08/2011

Original Format: HD

Original Language(s): Greek 

Credits (music, cast etc):

Soldier1: Gerasimos Pavlou

Soldier2: George Rapakousios

Director Scriptwriter: Michael Felanis

Director of Photography: Michael Felanis

Production: Michael Felanis

Narrator: GP

Music: George Grammozis

Music production mixing and mastered: Giannis Dimas at Play 2 Mix studios

Assistants: Kostas Dimakis, Chistodoulos Kotsinas

Post production-Sound: Kostas Dimakis

Mixage-Sound designer:  Spiros Tsitsis

Make up: Christodoulos Kotsinas

visual Effects: George Pavloudis

Catering: Zoe Felani

Location scouting: George Felanis

Translated by: Venia koukoutsi

Costume advisor: Sofia Alexanian

Special thanks to:

Eleni Samaraki


Xehoristo - Felanis Kostas

Artos & Glyko Kotsina

No Limits

Nikos Sferopoulos

Venia Koukoutsi

Sara Eskenazy

Charis Veramon

Panagiotis Ntouros

Antigoni Valakou

Takis Katselis


The River

Based on the short story writen by Antonis Samarakis "The River"

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