The CFF at the ROKKAS celebrations on Sunday, August 4th

The Chania Film Festival meets the Rokkas Festivals 2019 and as part of the cinema action in the Squares they co-organize a screening of Dimitris Spyros’ award-winning film The Flea on Sunday, August 4th at 9.30 pm at Rokka Square.

It will be preceded by the screening of the short film of the Alikianos High School My Day.

The Flea

Direction: Dimitris Spyrou
Elias Seilaidis lives in a mountainous village in the province of Olympia and goes to the last grade of primary school. No one, however, calls him by his name–he is called flea, as is the title of the handwritten newspaper, which he writes and publishes on his own. Elias is treated mockingly by most of his fellow villagers, but he dreams of travelling. The “Flea” helps him break the borders of his village, gives him the wings to fly away…


Direction: Dimitris Spyrou

Starring: Pantelis Trivizas, Vassilis Kolovos, Dimitra Hatoupi, Amalia Giza, Dimitris Spyrou, Costoula Tseliou, Dimitris Paleochoritis, Leonidas Vardaros

Production Area: Greece

Language: Greek

Production Year: 1990

Duration: 90 minutes


Best European Film for Children and Young People 1989-1990

Best Film Award of the Kinderfilm section, Berlin International Film Festival 1991

Best Film Award, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 1991

Best Screenplay Award for the Association of Irish Screenwriters, Cinemagic International Film Festival Belfast 1992

Best Film Award, International Film Festival Sofia 2000

Best Film Award, Festival Du Grain a’ De ́Moudre 2001

National Greek Nomination for Best New European Film Award, European Film Academy