A film by Dimitris Athiridis
Yiannis Boutaris – leading winemaker, former alcoholic, prominent member of civil society and an honored environmental activist – is, at 68, the unconventional independent mayoral candidate for Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. With the country caught in the spiral of the financial crisis, Boutaris struggles against visible and invisible opponents. An insight in the political and social disintegration in Greece, but also a fascinating portrait of an exceptional personality.
Festival Participations: idfa 2012 / LA Greek FF 2013 (award for Best Documentary) / Dokufest 2013 / London Greek FF 2013 / NY Greek FF / Greek FF Australia 2013
Nominated for Best Documentary at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards
Director, writer, cinematographer: Dimitris Athyridis / Editors: Artemis Anastassiadou, Angela Despotidou, Apostolos Karakasis, Anda Liakou / Sound: Dimitris Athiridis / Music: Terry Papadinas, Stavros Gasparatos / Producer: Μaria Drandaki, Dimitris Athiridis / Production: Pan Entertainment / Co-production: ZDF/ARTE (Germany), ERT S.A. Hellenic Broadcasting Corp, Finnish Broadcasting Company-Yle, with the participation of the Greek Film Center
Original title: ΄Ενα βήμα μπροστά / available in DCP / shot in HDV / colour / 1:1.85 / 126 min / Dolby Digital SR / Greek with english Subtitles / Greece 2012