Second Annual Vancouver Greek Film Festival
Screening Dates
  • June 3, 2023 6:30
Vancouver Premiere

One of the most promising Greek film debuts of recent years … Disarming and generous.”

Panos Gena, Cinemagazine

Having met by chance on the way to an island, a woman and a man decide to wander around together in search of a good place to bury a metallic box in this charming comedy. Magnetic Fields confidently displays unique camera and acting cinesthetics that are reminiscent of the deadpan art cinema of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki. Winner of five Hellenic Film Academy Awards in 2022, including Best Feature Film, Best Newcomer (for director Yorgos Goussis), and two awards for lead Elena Topalidou (Best Actress and Best Screenplay, the latter shared with Goussis and co-star Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos).

In Greek with English subtitles

A crafty scientific experiment … Feels like a pocket-sized version of arthouse travelogue films like Wim Wenders’s Kings of the Road.” David Katz, Cineuropa

preceded by

On Xerxes’ Throne
Στον θρόνο του Ξέρξη
Greece 2021
Evi Kalogiropoulou
15 min. DCP

According to local legend, the Persian King Xerxes watched the overwhelming defeat of his fleet from his throne on the rocky peaks of Mount Egaleo (in today’s Perama). As if in that same position, visual artist and filmmaker Evi Kalogiropoulou observes her actors from a distance, placing them on the throne” determined by each person’s own little world—be it an automated piece of heavy machinery or a section of metal scaffolding. On Xerxes’ Throne received the Canal+ Award for Short Film in Critic’s Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. —Onassis Foundation

In Greek with English subtitles