NICOS NICOLAIDES - THE COLOR OF THE SOUL

By Chrystalla AVGOUSTI

TETRAKTYS FILMS LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2003


    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CYPRUS
    • Languages
    • GREEK, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Chrystalla AVGOUSTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Stavros PAPAGEORGHIOU
    • Synopsis
    • Nikos Nikolaides is one of the most prominent figures in Greek literature. He was part of a new generation of poets and writers of the mid twentieth century. Nikolaides, in his writings, struggled for perfection of form and content. Man, for him was a deeply complex creature, sad and melancholic at his core but always liable for redemption. The construction of the character and the detailed chiseling of the tormented soul as presented by him, were new to the literary scene of the time. 
The documentary follows Nikolaides from birth to death, his meandering mainly through Egypt Cyprus, Greece, and his friendships with other creators of his time. Academics and researchers talk about his work and its importance in the evolution of Greek literature. Archived photos, reenactments, interviews of those who knew him and readings from his prose structure the documentary. 
Nikolaides, like his characters, was a man at odds with the world; he was a man of elegance in an inelegant world.
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