Theofilos / Theophilos (1987) DVD5
Theophilos Chatzimichail (Hadjimichael), the legendary painter from Lesbos, drops western garb and begins to wear the traditional Greek outfit. He often dresses like the national heroes he paints, while Greece is rapidly discarding the Ottoman elements and turning slowly but steadily towards the West. In this atmosphere Theophilos exists somewhere between legend, history and popular wisdom – a lonely and difficult road. Guided by the light of Greece, he finally reaches a familiar and yet unique ideal, both in his art and in his life. He lived in obscurity, faced with the misunderstanding of his contemporaries but guided by his unique vision and getting power from an innocent soul.
Though Theofilos remained unknown in his lifetime, this biographical drama explores the painter's life from his birth on the Isle of Lesbos (Lesvos) in 1868 to the time when he developed his characteristic style, following his discharge from the Greek army.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:33:45 | 3.76 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Biography, Drama

Director: Lakis Papastathis
Cast: Dimitris Katalifos, Manthos Athinaios, Thodoros Exarhos
Country: Greece

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