Dimitris, Nikos... and the Uncertainty Principle

Seeking the truth and (behind the dots of the title) another one attempt to decipher the mystery of Human Luck. The story of a young child who was forcibly abandoned in the forest during the Greek civil war, managed to survive and grews up as a refugee in Poland.
Story parallel to another child 200 years ago, in the era of the Greek revolution and the civil wars that followed it.

  • Costas Aenian
    Wintry Nostalgia (origin. Ward 3)
  • Costas Aenian
    Wintry Nostalgia (origin. Ward 3)
  • Costas (real Konstantinos) Aenian (real Karkanis)
    Wintry Nostalgia (origin. Ward 3)
  • Maria Karkani (prev. Papatheodorou)
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ο Δημήτρης, ο Νίκος... και η Αρχή της Απροσδιοριστίας
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Historical, Human Rights, Ethnografic, Philosophical, Epistemological, Arthouse
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    UHD, FHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 23rd Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival
    June 24, 2021
    World Premiere (an older version 89 min between w.i.p. and final version)
    GREEK Program
  • London Greek Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 25, 2021
    (an older version 89min between w.i.p. and final version)
  • L’ age D’ Or Arthouse International Film Festival
    July 31, 2021
    (an older version 89min between w.i.p. and final version
    WINNER Best Documentary - WINNER Best Cinematografy
Distribution Information
  • Panagiotis Kakavias TEL. +302106654752 kfilms365@gmail.com
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Costas Aenian


Independent filmmaker, director (GDG), screenwriter, cinematographer and producer.
Self-taught at first, he attended film and theater seminars. Prior to his involvement with cinema, he had published two honorary books of poetry and and engaged In playwriting.
This is his second feature film.


*2021. DIMITRIS, NIKOS …AND THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE documentary – feature 79 min / 23rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Greek Program (an older version 89min between work in progress and final)

*2004. WINTRY NOSTALGIA (original title WARD 3) fiction – feature 84 min - GREEK FILM CENTRE S.A. – GREEK RADIO TELEVISION S.A. (DEMO scene, battle: alcoholic dying and now blind actor against his also alcoholic doctor) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4C02BavoA / 45th THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL GREEK PROGRAM 1ST time director nominee / public award nominee (2ND) / BERGAMO FILM MEETING 2005 (ITALY) official selection / 5TH ECOCINEMA - Athens official competition “MESOGEIOS” / JONIO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY) 2ndo Classificato & Premio Speciale

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Director Statement

Several years ago Vassilis Mitsakis (playwright, director and actor) then Director of the Regional Theatre of Central Greece commissioned me to write a play with the given title: "ROMΕΟ AND JULIET OF THE "LAOU" SQUARE". ( Laou» = «People’s», was probably the most degraded square in Lamia).
I confess that I had a hard time determining the tragic element of love and there I led the Luck, to guide two young people to meet in this square.
The tragic fact: The boy and the girl are siblings but they do not know it, because their birth father started a new family in the country where he found himself as a political refugee after the civil war.
By the time I finished it, the director had been replaced and the project, remained in my drawer; all this until Elias Stefanis’ autobiography came to my hands, so I had already included TWO elements of the story.
Civil war and Human Luck.
Human Luck and Civil War.
Many people agree with me, that the economic crisis that arose in Greece in 2010 - contributed to the resurgence of old passions, that have their roots in the civil war of 1946 -1949 and perhaps older divisions, that often characterized the political system in Greece.
The war, and the civil war much worse, both as a setback to the most barbaric human instincts and one of the greatest ecological disasters, began to haunt me until I took the camera in my hand to investigate two seemingly irrelevant objects...
Civil war and Human Luck.
A problem on a camera remains uncorrected in ONE and ONLY Maria’s shooting before her death.
I do not know what to say about the result.
Traces fade in snow and fire.
For this reason, maybe the dog in the opening scene, that plays but also looks in vain for a bone in the sea is also the alter ego of the director.