Hellenic Student Association at UCSD
Cine Club Schedule 2014-2015
by Tassos Boulmetis
Saturday, October 4 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
108 min - Comedy | Drama - 2003 (Greece)
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.
by Luc Besson
Saturday, November 1 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
168 min - Adventure | Drama | Romance - 1988 (France)
Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the Mediterranean. They were not real friends in these days, but there was something they both loved and used to do the whole day long: diving. One day Jacques' father, who was a diver too, died in the Mediterranean sea. After that incident Enzo and Jacques lost contact. After several years, Enzo and Jacques had grown up, Johanna, a young clerk in a security office, has to go to Peru. There she meets Jacques who works for a group of scientists. He dives for some minutes into ice-cold water and the scientists monitor his physical state that is more like a dolphin's than a human's. Johanna can not believe what she sees and gets very interested in Jacques but she's unable to get acquainted with him. Some weeks later, back in her office, she notices a championship for divers that is supposed to take place in Taormina, Italy. In order to see Jacques again she makes up a story so the firm sends her to Italy for business purposes. In Taormina there is also Enzo, the reigning diving world champion. He knows that only Jacques can challenge and probably beat him. This time Johanna and Jacques get closer, but Jacques, being more a dolphin than a man, can not really commit and his rivalry with Enzo pushes both men into dangerous territory...
by Nikos Grammatikos
Saturday, December 6 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
130 min - Drama - 2003 (Greece)
A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into an old, collapsing house. Alone, far from the bigger village and doing petty jobs to survive, he will strive to find himself once more. Amidst a haze of suspicion and scorn by villagers who treat him an intruder, his past catches up to him in the form of his girlfriend from Athens. Conflict is inescapable
by Nikos Koutelidakis
Saturday, January 10 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
102 min - Drama - 2011 (Greece)
The Christmas Tango is based on the novel by Yannis Xanthoulis. An unexpected meeting between the sixty-five-year-old Lazaros Lazarou and a young man, on Christmas daybrings back hidden memories from 1970 when a sensual tango at a Christmas celebration at an army camp in Evros was the focus for the intersection of four lives: an introverted soldier; a harsh lieutenant; a strict and very conservative colonel; and Zoi Loggou (Vicky Papadopoulou), the colonel's wife. Zoi Loggou's life is sufffocating until she discovers a secret admirer in the barracks who forces one of his soldiers to teach him how to dance the tango for the Christmas party so that he can get close to Vicky and reveal his love for her. Coming back to the present and Zoi today is aged about sixty-five about 65 and also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
by Theodoros Angelopoulos
Saturday, February 7 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
125 min - Drama - 2009 (Greece)
A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century. The characters in the film move as though in a dream. The dust of time confuses memories. A searches for them and experiences them in the present.
by Jules Dassin
Saturday, March 7 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
120 min - Adventure | Comedy | Crime - 1964 (France)
Caper film about the theft of a jeweled dagger from an Istanbul museum.
by Giorgos Siougas
Saturday, April 4 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
99 min - Drama - 2011 (Greece)
A powerful melodrama of familial conflict, acceptance and the search for redemption in a rapidly changing Europe. Adonis (Omiros Poulakis) is a 25-year-old immigrant desperate to cast off his Georgian roots and assimilate into Athenian culture. Ambitious and intent on progressing up the social ladder, he is also poised to wed his boss' daughter, Natasa (Iro Bezou). The introduction of Natasa to his mother, Rina (Ioanna Tsirigouli), and schizophrenic younger brother, Lefteris (Promitheas Aliferopoulos), ignites a confronting and sometimes violent chain of events. Adonis finds himself forced to deal with his brother's mental illness, as well as deep-seated guilt over the denial of his ancestral roots. Against all this emotional discord, his mother painfully perseveres at attempting to restore the bonds the family once shared in their homeland. Based on a hit stage play by Vassilis Katsikonouris
by Christos Dimas
Saturday, May 2 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
96 min - Comedy | Crime | Drama - 2009 (Greece)
With a fortune on offer the skeletons in this town's closet are about to get an airing. Scandalous affairs, unsolved crimes, hidden double lives - one small island can hold a lot of secrets. After his sudden death, the island's richest man reveals himself as mischievous troublemaker from beyond the grave. With no one to inherit his estate he offers it to the four leaders of the village, the mayor, the police officer, the teacher and the priest. There's just one catch, to earn their prize they each have to read a letter to the public detailing their dirty little secrets.
by John Madden
Saturday, June 6 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
131 min - Drama | Music | Romance - 2001 (USA)
When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.
by Thanasis Papathanasiou, Michalis Reppas
Saturday, July 4 - 6:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 306 [Map]
100 min - Comedy - 1999 (Greece)
A satire of life in modern Greece, presented through a series of different stories about sex. We see several couples and their relation with sex in parallel stories that come together in a hilarious way as the film progresses.


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