My Father’s Studio (To Photografeio Tou Mpampa Mou)

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My Father’s Studio (To Photografeio Tou Mpampa Mou)

A box — forgotten for 30 years — that I discovered in the basement of photographer Takis Tloupas’ studio in Larissa, Greece, was a real treasure for me. Rare film footage that was shot from the 1950s to the 1980s by Tloupas — with a Super 8 camera — made me search for that man and his work.

Having left a rich photo archive behind after his death, the fruit of his travels around Greece and his homeland, Thessaly, Tloupas is rightly considered one of the greatest photographers of Greece.

Today, his daughter Vania works as a photographer too, in the same studio. Through her narration, we get to know her father’s life and record his artistic course, while composing a human geography of Thessaly, as it emerges through his work.

Kalliopi Legaki is a documentary director. Her previous work includes On This Wondrous Sea, Iakovos Kampanellis, When the South Wind Blows, Psy, Only the Words Continue, Spyros Papaloukas – The Adventure of Painting, The Exiled, Filo & Marina, Small Steps in a Big World, and Elias Petropoulos – An Underground World.
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  • 2023, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • 2023, Peloponissos Documentary Festival      
  • 2023, Ierapetra Documentary Festival
  • 2023, Chania Documentary Festival        
  • 2023, Documentary Festival In Bedford United Kingdom – Best Documentary       
  • 2023, Aegean Docs – Best Documentary     
  • 2023, Houston Greek Film Festival – Best Documentary       
  • 2023, Documentary Festival in Epidaurus             
  • 2023, Best International Film Festival, Romania – Honorable Mention




Kalliopi Legaki


Maria Gentekou, Ert S.A.


Kalliopi Legaki


Vania Tloupa


Xenofon Latinakis


Odysseas Pavlopoulos


74 mins




LA Premiere