Release Date: 19/12/2019
Tanweer Productions and award-winning Greek director Angelos Frantzis present EFTIHIA, the biggest Greek film production of 2019.
The film EFTIHIA, based on a script by Katerina Bei, unfolds the hectic life and great work of Eftihia Papayanopoulou, whose talent enriched Greek music. The film draws inspiration from the passions and weaknesses of Eftihias’ exuberant personality, unconventional character, following her pioneer life and the indelible mark she inherited to Greek folk songwriting.
Her unique personality was reflected in her lyrics that have become some of the greatest and most timeless hits, such as “Perasmenes mou agapes”, “Oniro Apatilo”, “Ime aitos horis ftera”, “Iliovasilemata”, “I fantasia”, “Ise i zoi mou”, “Mandubala”, “St ‘ Apostoli to koutouki”, “Petradaki, petradaki”, “Mou spasane ton baglama”, “Dio portes ehi i zoi” (“To telefteo vradi mou”), “Rihte sto giali farmaki” ».
The quirky director meets the unconventional Eftihia in the face of Kariofilia Karabeti and Katia Goulioni, who play the lyricist at two different ages.
Alongside this pure-blooded artist stood her closest people, thanks to whom she was able to balance her creative demon with her heretic – for her time – personality and life. These roles are played by Dina Michailidou, Pigmalion Dadakaridis, Thanos Tokakis, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Evangelia Siriopoulou, Lila Baklesi, Eugenia Samara and Yianis Drakopoulos. Well-known personalities of the artistic world of the time come alive through a cast of well-known actors such as Andreas Constantinou, Antonis Loudaros, Krateros Katsoulis, Matthildi Maggira, Chrisa Ropa, Haris Mavroudis, Leonidas Kakouris, Katerina Didaskalou and singer and songwriter Fivos Delivorias.
A young girl, recently married, is traveling from Aidini to Greece with her mother and her two daughters. On board the ship she decides not to let life pass her by, but to live her own way. And she goes ahead! She writes endlessly wherever she can, on napkins and cigarette boxes, to bills. She smokes, she passionately falls in love, casually gambles in luxurious salons, but also in illegal basements. A teacher who becomes an actress and plays in streets and in theaters, a poet who becomes the greatest Greek folk songwriter. She collaborates with all the famous music personalities of the country, from Vassilis Tsitsanis and Apostolos Kaldaras to Manolis Ηiotis, Antonis Repanis and Manos Hadjidakis, bravely asserting herself to a cruel and typically male-dominated world.
Directed By: Angelos Frantzis
Cast: Kariofilia Karabeti , Katia Goulioni , Pigmalion Dadakaridis , Thanos Tokakis, Dina Michailidou