Ta Chromata Tis Iridos (1974)

Genres - Comedy, Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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Greek filmmaker Nikos Panayotopoulos wrote and directed this stylized ode to the French Nouvelle Vague films of the 1960s, blending elements of Resnais and Godard not entirely successfully, but with enough creative energy and love of craft that it remains interesting viewing. The story concerns a musician (Nikitas Tsakiroglou) who is working on the filming of a commercial when a peculiar man (Kostas Sfikas) holding an umbrella walks into one of the shots. Then, with no explanation, the man walks into the sea and vanishes without a trace. Intrigued, the musician begins to reconstruct the events leading up to the strange occurrence. He looks into the man's background for clues, piecing together obscure elements of loss, desire, and the nature of reality before eventually acting out the man's final moments, disappearing beneath the waves himself. Vangelis Kazan co-stars with Elena Kyrana and Yiorgos Moschidis.

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commercials, music, obsession, stranger, supernatural-forces