Monday, November 29, 2010


The Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with the Greek Film Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, proudly presents the next film in the monthly film series Panorama of Greek Cinema, called The Little Dolphins (Ta Delfinakia tou Amvrakikou). The film will be shown at the Avalon Theater on Wednesday, December 1 at 8:00pm. The Little Dolphins is a critically acclaimed film, having won awards in various countries including at the Cairo Film Festival in Egypt and the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy. Below is the synopsis:

Synopsis: A young boy and a girl become friends during the summer, some time in the early 1930s. Whiling their time away in a small fishing village in the Amvrakikos region (Central Greece), they discover the world. The faithful reconstruction of the period, the sea, and the landscapes of the Amvrakikos Gulf lend the context which surrounds the young heroes the feel of a fairy tale. Dinos Dimopoulos constitutes an important ‘chapter’ in the history of Greek cinema, having a track record of about forty films, plays and books, three of which he wrote for children. The script for this film springs from his children’s book with the same title. The director embraces the innocence of the world of children and contrasts it with that of adults. The young, childish soul contests the alienated, vain soul of the adult society, and inadvertently gives a lesson in humaneness, kindness and purity.

Directed by Dinos Demopoulos, The Little Dolphins, will be shown in Greek with English subtitles.

The Avalon Theatre is located at 5612 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

Info Line: (202) 966-6000, Box Office: (202) 966-3464


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