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The 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: over there

White Tower, black boots

This week, I’ll be taking in the sights and sounds at the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Thessaloniki (the city once known as Salonica) in the north of Greece. One of the most ambitious and rewarding of lesser-known (in the US, at least) European regional festivals, this year’s programs include a complete retrospective of films by Wim Wenders and Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Distant, Climates). Photo posting should ensue during the week…. [Here’s my coverage of an earlier edition of Images of the Twenty-first Century, the festival’s spring documentary component. Photographs © 2006 Ray Pride.]

Faces of Greece-Marilyn

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