Ciné Attikon to be Renamed ‘Theo Angelopoulos’ to Honor the Greek Filmmaker



An Athens summer cinema called Ciné Attikon will be renamed “Theodoros Angelopoulos,” to honor the internationally distinguished work of Greek filmmaker Angelopoulos who died in 2011 in a street accident during the shooting of his last film.

The renaming ceremony will be held at the former Attikon cinema on Monday, June 2nd at 20:00. After the ceremony, the cinema will show Angelopoulos’ famous movie “Ulysses’ Gaze” which has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. This movie is regarded typical of the themes and style of Angelopoulos’ work which focus on history.

This initiative to honor the successful director belongs to the Prefect of Attica,  Yannis Sgouros. He commented that “renaming this summer cinema is the least we could do to pay tribute to this Greek director, Theodoros Angelopoulos. Our wish is to ‘inscribe’ his name at the place which has been his natural working environment, a cinema.”