A female figure is floating above the city. She is the source of life and the core of our world, magnetizing and drawing everything that surrounds and defines us. The 63rd TIFF’s poster is renegotiating the representation of women, raising them to the status they have rightfully earned. As superheroines of the real everyday life that exceed and surmount the innumerable roles they have been assigned and attached to. Time has come for women to demand from each and one and from all of us as a whole to finally look at them through a fresh glance. The poster of the 63rd Thessaloniki Film Festival bears the signature of the acclaimed and beloved visual artist Dimitris Trimintzios (Taxis).
Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday November 3rd and welcomes its audience with a tender coming-of-age movie that renders homage to the magical aura and the redeeming power of cinema. «The Fabelmans», the most personal film in Steven Spielberg’s vaunted career, which snatched the prestigious People’s Choice Award in the recent Toronto Film Festival, is the opening film of the 63rd TIFF.
Wim Wenders is undoubtedly one of the most important directors in the world. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to attend at the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival his new documentary, «The Salt of the Earth». A wonderful creation that uniquely describe the life and work of iconic Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado. The interview was conducted on behalf of Tvxs.gr and as it was in English, I thought it would be a very good opportunity for the first English-language text on my blog. This is a very interesting interview with the central axis around the Wim Wenders’ new documentary and with references to the memories of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the meeting with Theo Angelopoulos and οf course, his new film «Every Thing Will Be Fine», the Berlinale, the Oscars and the composer Alexandre Desplat. (Read the greek version of the interview, at TVXS)