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Greek Film Series: The Last Night

The Last Night, directed by Yorgos Gkikapeppas and produced by the COSMOTE History Channel, is the fictionalized life story of Count Ioannis Kapodistrias, who left an indelible mark on the history of modern Greece. Alone for the last twelve hours before his assassination, the people who marked his life come alive in his memory, re-enacting the actual events that led to his assassination. Significant aspects of his personal story, valid historical narratives, rare documents, and excerpts from autobiographical texts written by Kapodistrias himself, come to life in an attempt to bring today’s viewers closer to the unknown sides of his personality and the foundations of the New Greek State.

This film will be accompanied by commentary from Vassiliki Rapti, Ph.D., author and professor of comparative literature and civic media, Emerson College. She has taught Greek cinema at Harvard University where she has also founded the Greek Film Society at Harvard and since then she has presented numerous papers on Greek cinema and has introduced the New England Premiere of the Movie Chevalier by Athena Rachel Tsangari in the frame of the 2016 Belmont World Film Festival and has participated in a panel discussion on reconsidering Z by Costa Gavras at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2017.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:00pm


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Arts, Entertainment and Culture

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General Public



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