“Siege on Liperti Street” by Stavros Pamballis was announced as the winner of five (5) awards in the closing ceremony of the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

The Cypriot director’s film that both critics and audience loved, won the following awards:

-International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for a film in the Greek Film Festival 2019 section (premiere)
-The Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK) Award
-The Fischer Audience Award for the Greek Film Festival 2019 section – Michael Cacoyannis Award

ERT S.A. (HELLENIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION) Awards
– First Award accompanied by a 3.000-euro cash prize for the Fisher Award Winner
-Second Award accompanied by a 2.000-euro cash prize for the FIPRESCI’s Award greek winner

The 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival closing ceremony hosted by Marissa Triantafyllidou (actress) and Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos (film critic), took place on Sunday, November 10th, at a packed Olympion theater, in a festive ambience. The leading actress of “Siege on Liperti Street” Daphne Alexander received the awards and expressed the hope that this distinction “will make us share the film with a larger audience.”

“Siege on Liperti Street” with Constantine Markoulakis and Daphne Alexander in the leading roles tells the story of a greek-cypriot family which lost everything during the financial crisis, except for the roof over their heads. The day that claims even this, has come. This time though, they decide to fight back, like a family that has absolutely nothing left to lose….

 

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