Athenes, Ville Sourire
The director records, through the personal story of two young people in Athens of 1966, the influence of Greek politics of the last decade (1957-1967) both on Greek people and the country as a whole. This is the second short film of Lampros Liaropoulos after the “Letter from Charleroi” (1965). In 1976 he directs the feature film “The Other Letter” a film, largely autobiographical, an exquisite commentary on the crucial decade 1965-1975. The camera records images of current everyday life, while the director’s two previous short films, “Letter from Charleroi” and “ Athens , a smiling city” are also included to create a cohesive totality. This totality comprises the content of the “other letter”, which features a personal relationship, that of the director with the storm-tossed country and its people.
Greek filmmaker, he studied law in Athens and Paris, where he lived. He was assistant for a film of Henri Langlois. He went to the Lee Strasberg studio. He was a TV film director. He directed two short-films in 1965 and 1967. He wrote and directed this impressionistic « letter » about his views on life and Greece. He died in 1983.