World to me (Volumes 1 and 2)
Year of Publication: 2021
Year of Publication: 2021
Publications: PEK – Compass of the City for the Chania Film Festival
Compass of the City publications and the Chania Film Festival are pleased to reissue 2 important books by Roviros Manthoulis.
The World, for me, is a chronicle of memories of Roviros Manthoulis: Cheerful and distanced from a life upset: silk dictatorship, War, Occupation, Resistance, December ’44, Civil War, “Loumidis’ Loum’s Loukidis Loft”, studies in America, skirmishes with the Macarthy gang, talks with Dimitris Mitropoulos and Igor Stravinsky, return to the “Loft” along with Michalis Katsaros, Dimitris Christodoulou, Leonidas Zenakos, Minos Argyrakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Yannis Tsarouchis, Nikos Gatsos, military service as an interpreter of the Prime Minister Marshal Papagos, director of studies at the Film School, establishment of the creative documentary, founding of the Group of Five, directing (the laureates High Hands, Hitler!, Face to Face, Blues with Clenched Teeth, People and Gods among others), exile in France, anti-junta struggle, directing for French Television (The Ascending the Mississippi inaugurates the Third French Channel) general manager of ERT Program (1 and 2), presidency of the Greek Community of Paris, talks with Konstantinos Karamanlis, Georgios Rallis, Georgios Papandreou, Andreas Papandreou, Investigations: Cyprus, the Mafia in Cuba, the (failed) secret Invasion of Albania, Assassination of Kennedy, “Watergate”.
The Cosmos, for me, could be described as an underground history of the 20th century, in Greece and the rest of the world, which the author has traversed by studying it and revealing it with his 122 films, with his 17 books and today with his Memories.
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Roviros Manthoulis first studied Political Science at Panteion University and then Film and Theatre at Syrakiosiz University in New York. In the mid-1950s he collaborated with EIR in the translation and adaptation of works of the American dramatology for the “Theatre of Wednesday”. From 1956 and for about a decade he was professor and Director of Studies at the Ioannidis and Stavrakos Film Schools. In 1957 he joined the Ministry of Press to organize a Documentary Department. In 1958, on his own initiative, together with Iraklis Papadakis, Roussos Koundouros, Fotis Mesthenaios, Giannis Bakogiannopoulos, he founded the Group of 5, a movement of creative documentary in Greece. In the same year he staged William Saroyan’s play “My heart up there on the high” at the Athens Theatre and the Festival of Lefkada. He collaborated with the magazine “Cinema – Theatre”, conducted by Yiannis Bakogiannopoulos. He was active in the development of film clubs in Greece. As General Manager of The Program of Hellenic Television, he undertook the conversion of him to ERT (1975) and yened to ERT2 (1982). He has directed the award-winning films “Face to Face”, “Hands up”, “Hitler”, “Blues with clenched teeth”, “The Greek Civil War” and the Greek-French co-production “Lilly’s Story” (Venice Film Festival). His first collaboration with French Television was as director and principal director of the documentary series entitled “On the Poster of the World”, which in 1969 was awarded by the Union of French Critics as The Best Show of French Television. For European Television he has made 90 sociological documentaries, feature films, musicals and the television adaptation of Stratis Tsirkas’ “Ungoverned States”, which had 50 broadcasts from French Television. He was president of the Greek Community in Paris (1991 -2001). He has translated into French Euripides’ “Cyclops” and the works of Iakovos Kambanellis “He and his trousers”, Odysseus came home” for the Greek Trilogy: Ulysse, trios fois Ulysse (with collaboration, in the French dialogues, by Rezin Asil-Fuld and Evlin Güimara). The “Trilogy” was directed and presented at the La Main d’Or Theatre in Paris. He also translated into French (with the assistance of actress Evlin Gkiouimara) and directed “Common Sense” by Giorgos Maniotis for the Avignon Festival.