The City and the City

BY Christos Passalis AND Syllas Tzoumerkas

Six episodes from the life and perils of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki and the image of the city as it is today, create a multi-character narration where two cities co-exist in the same frame: the city of Thessaloniki of the previous century and the city in its present state. A film and an installation co-created by theatre and film directors Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas, born both in Thessaloniki in 1978 and returning creatively to their hometown for the first time. A film project that blurs the lines between fiction, documentary and essay film.

Vassilis Kanakis, Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Angeliki Papoulia, Argyris Xafis, Niki Papandreou, Vassilis Karaboulas, Themis Bazaka, Maria Filini, Laertis Malkotsis, Fritz Fenne, Jakob Leo Stark, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Fidel Talaboukas, Aris Armaganidis, Zoi Sigalou, Marina Siotou, Danai Primali, Andronikos Christaras, Michalis Kimonas, Vasia Bakakou, and others. presentation | Greek National Opera announcement

Feature film / installation in production, Greece-Germany-USA

Concept, Script, Direction
Christos Passalis & Syllas Tzoumerkas

Director of photography
Simos Sarketzis

Yorgos Zafiris

Costume designers
Marli Aliferi, Vassilia Rozana

Art director
Christos Passalis

Nikos Exarchos, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Persefoni Miliou

Hair & make-up design
Evi Zafiropoulou, Ioulia Sigrimi

Executive producers
Christos Passalis, Syllas Tzoumerkas

Orestis Andreadakis

Film producer
Maria Drandaki

Greek National Opera, Homemade Films

With the support of
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, MOMus, Claims Conference, Deutsch-Griechischen Zukunftsfonds, Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung, EKOME, Prefecture of Central Macedonia, Jewish Community of Thessaloniki

and the collaboration of 
City of Athens Film Office, Municipality of Thermaikos