You’ll have heard of the suitcase of mother-made moussaka airlifted to a faraway son who failed to collect it. Heathrow hasn’t smelled the same ever since. Economou collects stories and allows them to tell themselves - Greek mothers cooking for faraway children and connecting by food shuttle. Greek Mothers doing food, in spades. Then there’s the village that remembered how to dance. The women worked abroad, saved up and came home. Sometimes they wonder why. The village has fading traditions and some uncontrolled bagpipes. The women exchange songs and dances and organise. Things gather, fall apart and come together again. They dance. ‘If we don’t dance, we’ll fade away.’ This is Economou. You will hardly notice her but you will remember her women.
Food for Love Marianna Economou • Greece 2013 • 52m • Digital • Greek with English subtitles • 12A
My Place in the Dance (Mia Thesi Sto Choro) Marianna Economou • Greece 2006 • 52m • Digital • Greek with English subtitles • 12A
Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Marianna Economou.
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