Montreal World Film Festival Honors Late Theo Aggelopoulos

Ranked among the most prestigious festivals in the world, the Montréal World Film Festival is open to cinema trends from across the globe. Every year, films from more than 70 countries, including Greece, are presented. This year’s festival (August 23- September 3, 2012) is dedicated to the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos who passed away in a motorcycle accident last January. The decision was announced by the director of the Montreal World Film Festival, Serge Losique, close friend of the late Greek director.

Losique, stated: “Theo Angelopoulos was the filmmaker of filmmakers. Greece must be very proud of him, because he produced real cinema without making commercial compromise. “Theo was loyal to the Montreal World Film Festival and chaired the Jury committee in 2005. My condolences to his family and those he loved,” he said back in January. Serge Losique also said he and Aggelopoulos had plans to create a joint production between Greece and Canada.

A film by Vassilis Mazomenos, “10th day” teaser, a Greek-Italian production by Ruggero Di Paola “Apartment in Athens”  and “The City of Children” by Giorgos Gikapeppas, will be among the films to be presented at the 36th Montreal Film Festival Member of the City of Montreal executive committee, Helen Fotopoulos, and Director of Photography George Giannelis attended the opening ceremony.

The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding among nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

To find out more about the schedule and the film sections visit the WFF official page at:

www.ffm-montreal.org/