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Every Day is Not A Feast Day

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From the Greek series
by Colette Piault
color, 110 min, 1994
16mm print available for rental

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Every Day is Not a Feast Day is a chronicle of the daily life in Ano Ravenia, a mountain village in Greece. Although the village appears to be virtually self-sufficient, the truth is that its economical, social, and family life depends on the outer world to a great extent. Like many mountain villages, Ano Ravenia, has been progressively deserted by it most active population. The film shows the painful transformation from the holiday feasts and the temporary return of those who have left to live elsewhere to the monotony and calm of daily life. Without any commentary, the film respects the daily pace of the villagers.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards

Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Italy, 1980
Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 1981
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, 1981
Nordic Anthropological Film Association, Oslo, 1982
Rural Film Festival, Paris, 1982
Festival of Image & Voyage, Limoges, France, 1983
Greek Ethnographic Films, New York, 1983
Cinema and Rural World Festival, New York, 1983
International Ethnographic Films Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, 1987

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Other films in the Greek Series:
A Hard Life
Let's Get Married
My Family and Me
Thread of The Needle

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