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Journey to the Balkans through the pen of Sakis Totlis and the cinematic look of Sotiris Goritsas: A comparative approach

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Journey to the Balkans through the pen of Sakis Totlis and the cinematic look of Sotiris Goritsas: A comparative approach

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16 November 2021

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Two Greeks of modern times, partners and friends. Sakis Totlis’s novel The Edessa-Zurich Combination (1991) presents the attempt of two friends to strike it rich crossing the Balkans, with the ultimate goal of arriving in Switzerland. During their journey they will come in contact with different characters and various conditions, leading to a journey of self-knowledge and, at the same time, to their own redefinition. The film Balkanizer (1997) by Sotiris Goritsas, a street film based on the aforementioned book, came to supplement in a vivid way this bizarre path of two forty-year-old adolescents to adulthood, passing through Balkan localities.

(Edited and translated abstract from conference programme)

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00:20:00

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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