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More Stuff: 'Promakhos': The movie inspired by the struggle for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures
The saga of the Parthenon Marbles inspired the creation of directors/writers Coerte and John Voorhees “Promakhos”. The courtroom drama and love story, premieres on November 25, and focuses on two Athenian attorney’s pursuit for the litigation of the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The name of the film is inspired by the bronze statue of Athena Promakhos that used to stand guard in front of the Parthenon, that is somehow linked with the lawyers’ courage in standing in defense of what they love.

'Promakhos': The movie inspired by the struggle for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures
The film was partly shot at the Athens Acropolis and aims to teach people the facts concerning how the Parthenon marbles were removed from the site and also give information about the legal struggle underway for their return and reunification in Athens.

'Promakhos': The movie inspired by the struggle for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures
Georges Corraface, who plays Michel, the architect in charge of conservation of the Acropolis, states that the release of the film so close to the visit to Athens by Amal Clooney and senior members of the Doughty Street Chambers law firm to discuss the legal challenges of the marbles’ return was a “remarkable coincidence” that echoed the plot of the film.


The movie, budgetted at $700,000 was filmed under the aegis of the Greek Culture Ministry and has the support of the “Alliance for Greece”, the Acropolis Museum, the Greek-British Chamber, the Greek-German Chamber, the Greek-Spanish Chamber and the Greek-Italian Chamber, as well as cooperating with the groups “Return, Restore, Restart”, “Bring them Back”, “Marbles Reunited” and “International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures”.


The movie stars Pantelis Kodogiannis, Kassandra Voyagis, Giancarlo Giannini, Paul Freeman, Michael Byrne, Yorgo Voyagis, Spiros Focas and Karim Kassem amongst others.

The Greek premier takes place at the Village Cinemas in ‘The Mall’ shopping centre in Maroussi and will be preceded by an event and a screening at the Acropolis Museum on November 24.

Source: Protothema [November 20, 2014]