The Lovers From Axos / A Day in the Life of Jorgos and Maria

  • Greece
  • Germany
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In a village high in the mountains of Crete, 69-year-old Maria works at her loom. Watching Maria is her 73-year-old husband, Jorgos. Jorgos finds Maria so beautiful he occasionally invites passing strangers into the workshop to admire her. The love that bound Maria and Jorgos together when they were were young has endured 55 years and only deepened over time. But something has recently clouded the couple's happiness: Jorgos is seriously ill and could die any minute.



  • Original Title
    Oi erastes tis Axou
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nicos Ligouris
  • Cinematography
    Nicos Ligouris
  • Editing
    Nicos Ligouris, Claus Wilbrandt
  • Music
    Wolfgang Zamastil, Nicos Ligouris, Mark Lemaire
  • Sound
    Stergios Mountsakis
  • Runtime
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Greece
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Jost Hering Filme Berlin
      • Germany
      • Nicos Ligouris Filmproduktion, Berlin
      • Germany
  • Festivals
    • New Festival of Auteur Films Belgrad 2007
    • Film Festival of Tamil Nadu International Cennai (Madras) 2007
    • Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki 2008
    • Bergamo Film Meeting 2008
    • Documenta Madrid 2008
    • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2008
    • Rhodes International Film and Visual Arts Festival 2008
    • Pärnu international Film Festival 2008
    • Countryside Documentary and Animated Film Festival Plataniskia Cyprus 2008
    • Slow Film Festival Eger Ungary 2008
    • New York Greek Film Festival 2008
    • European Film Festival San Antonio USA 2008
    • Mediterranean Film Festival Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Awards
    • Fipresci Award at the Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki 2008
    • Greek Film Center Award at the Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki 2008
    • ERT 3 Broadcasting Award at the Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki 2008
    • Orpheus Award for the best Documentary at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2008


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