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The City and the City (I Poli ke I Poli)

The untold story of the life and perils of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki, told in six chapters. The past and the present of a city, meet and converge at its cracks.

  • 2022 Berlinale Encounters
  • 2022 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • 2022 Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz
  • 2022 New Directors/New Films Festival
  • 2022 Washington Jewish Film

Christos Passalis, Syllas T. Tzoumerkas


Christos Passalis, Syllas T. Tzoumerkas

Maria Drandaki
Simos Sarketzis
Vassilis Kanakis, Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Angeliki Papoulia, Niki Papandreou, Argyris Xafis, Vassilis Karaboulas, Themis Bazaka, Maria Filini, Laertis Malkotsis, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Fritz Fenne, Jakob Leo Stark, Marina Siotou, Fidel Talaboukas, Aris Armaganidis, Zoe Sigalou, Danai Primali, Michalis Kimonas, Vassia Bakakou
87 minutes


LA Premiere

About the director

Christos Passalis has acted in films such as Yorgos Lanthimos’s Dogtooth and Syllas Tzoumerkas’ Homeland and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea. He co-founded the blitz theatre group and has co-directed plays at the Luzerner theater in Switzerland and other venues. His upcoming feature film, Silence 6-9, is in post-production.

Syllas Tzoumerkas made his feature directorial debut with Homeland,. This was followed by A Blast and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea. His movies have screened at over 200 festivals. Tzoumerkas also co-curates “Motherland, I See You,” a Hellenic Film Academy program that selects a “moving film festival” of Greek films that travels to cities around the world.

Syllas Tzoumerkas