"Walking Through Thessaloniki\Vienna," at the Museum of Byzantine Culture until Thursday, May 18, explores the notions of "xenos" and "xenia" as understood through the act of walking and becoming acquainted with a new place and its people. The show comprises works by 13 Greek and Austrian artists. Opening hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Greece has submitted the Greek film, “Xenia”, by director Panos Koutras for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 2016 Academy Awards.
Xenia tells the story of brothers Danny and Odysseus who cross the border in search of their Greek father after their Albanian mother passes away.
The film has had rave reviews and was warmly welcomed at Cannes last year.
Six Greek films are contenders for this year’s top award, which will be bestowed by the Hellenic Academy of Cinema in a ceremony on March 30 in Athens.
“Xenia” by director Panos Koutras, “Mikro Psari” (Little Fish) by Yiannis Economidis and “Norvigia” (Norway) by Yiannis Veslemes are the apparent frontrunners.
1. He writes his name with one n instead of two because of a conflict with a teacher in primary school. He liked seeing it with one n, she kept insisting two. Once she marked down an exam from 10/10 to 8/10 for this reason. When 13, he found a book by Yianis Kordatos who also prefered the one n spelling and that was the end of it?
2. In 1983, he lived in London and had hair?