London Greek Film
Festival - Films 2014
Marathon of an
unfinished spring – Grigoris Lambrakis.
Directed by Stelios Charalampopoulos. 120’. Greece, 2014. UK Premiere.
Title: THE MARATHON OF AN UNFINISHED SPRING-GRIGORIS LAMBRAKIS
THE MARATHON OF AN UNFINISHED SPRING-GRIGORIS LAMBRAKIS
ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΙΟΣ ΜΙΑΣ ΗΜΙΤΕΛΟΥΣ ΑΝΟΙΞΗΣ-ΓΡΗΓΟΡΗΣ ΛΑΜΠΡΑΚΗΣ
Company / Companies: PERIPLUS
synopsis in English: The life and death of a man who glorified his
country, served consistently science , fought for peace and social justice
in the turbulent twentieth century. Labrakis from the interwar period coming
of age , actively participates in adventures and passions of his country.
Metaxas dictatorship , Occupation and Resistance, December events , Civil
War and then the difficult decade of reconstruction - the '50s - until May
22, 1963 will fall dead from the murderous blow of deep state of right. His
murder will awaken consciences , the funeral will be turned into a huge
demonstration that will initiate rapid political developments and his name
will become a symbol for youth and will feature short Spring 60s.
Grigoris Lambrakis Kerasitsa born in Arcadia in 1912. Doctor gynecologist ,
Fellow of Medicine and pioneer of Endocrinology in Greece . In the interwar
period was Greek champion in the long jump , triple jump and the sprints -
100 and 200 meters. She represented Greece in the Berlin Olympics and World
Student Games and repeatedly crowned Balkan - his record even in the long
jump was unbroken for 21 years. During the Occupation organized soup
kitchens and examined free athletes. The social contribution as a doctor
continued to throughout the life of offering free services to the needy.
1961 will go MP Piraeus cooperating with the Left and 1963 will succeed
despite the prohibitions to walk in Marathon A peace march and become a
symbol of World peace movement . Will be murdered in Thessaloniki para thugs
in cooperation with the police in an event of the Friends of Peace .
D.O.P.: DIMITRIS KORDELAS
FILM EDITING: KONSTANTINOS TSICHRITZIS
MUSIC: PLATON ANDRITSAKIS
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