Postponement | Documentary Screening: Transfer by Elias Giannakakis - Εικόνα

*Due to the strike on Wednesday 08/03, the screeening is postponed to Wednesday 22/03.

On Tuesday 08/03, at 16.00 and at 18.30, the film of Εlias Giannakakis, Transfer, will be screened in the NLG Book Castle. The screenings are dedicated to the memory of Filippos Tsimpoglou, Director General of the National Library of Greece (NLG). The screenings will be prefaced by Stavros Zoumboulakis, President of the Board of Trustees of the National Library of Greece.

The National Library unites the past with the present and wonders about the future.

The iconic old building of the National Library of Greece looms in the center of Athens, with its neoclassical columns evoking the Golden Age of Pericles, the era of Greek philosophers. Only few of the Athenians seem to have any interest in it. Preparations for the transfer of books, ravaged through the years, have started. The National Library is moving  to a new modern building. The city all around reminds of a battlefield in the hard time of the social and economic crisis.

We can see the transfer in progress, and at the same time, a city in turmoil, yet always exciting.

And we hear the voice of the National Library connecting the history of itself and of the city with the present and wondering about the future.

The film makes an attempt to put together a large mosaic of stories and emotions, through short scenes and narratives, thus unifying time and space aiming to create a collective existential and psychological profile of a country and a people, through its National Library. 

A transfer that, throughout the film, only a few seem to believe will begin and when it does begin in an environment of faction, poverty, and extremity, it is met with public indifference.

It might be a transfer that signifies a lot more than a simple technical process of book relocation.



Screenplay - Texts - Directed by: Elias Giannakakis
Narration: Amalia Moutoussi
Camera: Dimitris Kordelas - Elias Giannakakis
Music - Sound Elements: Dimitris Kamarotos
Editing: Myrto Lekatsa
Producer: Apostolia Papaioannou

Tuesday 08/03, 16.00-18.00 και 18.30-20.30
NLG Book Castle

Free Admission


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Sunday 09/06, 13:00

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