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KOSTIS PAPAGIORGIS, THE SWEETEST MISANTHROPE

by Eleni Alexandraki

synopsis

A documentary portrait of the director’s late friend, essayist Costis Papagiorgis. Fighting the awe that she feels for Costis’ immense spirit, sharp mind and tender soul, the director composes a puzzle, a somewhat “musical score” composed of the “notes” he wrote by living the he led, while his friends add their own strokes to this portrait.

international title: Kostis Papagiorgis, the Sweetest Misanthrope
original title: Kostís Papagiórgis, o pio glykós misánthropos
country: Greece
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Eleni Alexandraki
film run: 92'
screenplay: Eleni Alexandraki
cinematography by: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
film editing: Nikos Pastras
music: Nikos Xydakis
producer: Eleni Alexandraki
production: Blackbird Production
distributor: Feelgood Entertainment