Private Project

One time in '44

In October 1944 right before the end of Second World War, German troops burned down Koropi, a small village near Athens. Nikos Karagiorgis was 8 years old at the time. When the fire started Nikos was at a grapevine in Spata, close to the village, picking up grapes with his father. 78 years later his memory travels back in time in a combination of reenactment and oral history.

  • Mary Bouli
    Go, Look, Listen | Blue House
  • Mary Bouli
    Go, Look, Listen | Blue House
  • Theodore Iliopoulos
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Μια φορά το '44
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2023
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  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Aegean
Director Biography - Mary Bouli

Mary Bouli graduated in 2019 from the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University and in 2022 from the Masters "Culture and Documentary" of the University of the Aegean. In 2020 she started working in cinema, first as a production assistant and then as a second assistant director. Her documentary "Go, Look, Listen" premiered at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and was then screened at: Chania Film Festival, Chalkida DocFest, Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Documentary Festival in Cyprus and the Festival della Comunicazione e del Cinema Archeologico in Licodia Euboea of ​​Italy. Her short film Nightwalk premiered at the Lift-Off Sessions in February 2020 and had its Greek premiere at the Nafplio Bridges International Film Festival. Nightwalk also won second prize in its "Cinema" in Athena Organization's "Two Meters Kiss" competition. Her short documentary "Blue House" premiered at DocFest Chalkida in 2022 and won the award for best student film.

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