The Flea, (O psyllos)
Spirou Dimitris, Greece, 1990
  • Screenplay: Dimitris Spirou
  • Cinematography: Prokopis Dafnos
  • Editing: Xristos Santatsoglou
  • Sound: Giannis Xaralabidis
  • Music: Michales Terzis
  • Make up: Theano Kapnia
  • Costumes: Vaia Paggaia
  • Cast: Pantelis Trivizas, Vasilis Kolovos, Dimitra Hatoupi, Amalia Giza, Kostoula Tsellou
  • Producer: Dimitris Spyrou
  • Duration: 108'
  • Color: Color
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“Flea” is the title of a handwritten little newspaper published, edited and written by Ilias Seiladis, a twelve-year-old schoolboy in a remote village in the mountain region of Olympia. “Flea” is young Ilias himself, since he is totally identified with his paper. No one calls him by his name any more, but he is known as “flea”. “The Flea” is something like a dream, the trips I want to take breaking the borders of my small village. It's the wings which help me fly away, he writes in the paper. “Flea” is also an attempt for daydreaming, optimism and hope. A poke at our slumbering sensibility. “Flea” is above all the beauty of children's innocent eyes.

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  • Kartalou Athina ‘Το παιδί μέσα τους: αναζητώντας και αναπαριστώντας την παιδική ηλικία στον νέο και τον σύγχρονο ελληνικό κινηματογράφο’[The child inside them: searching and reenactment of childhood in new and modern Greek cinema] in Vaso Theodorou, Maria Moumoulidou and Anastasia Oikonomidou (eds) «Πιάσε με αν μπορείς…» Η παιδική ηλικία και οι αναπαραστάσεις της στον σύγχρονο ελληνικό κινηματογράφο [Catch if you can. Represantations of Childhood in Contemporary Greek Cinema]. Aigokeros, Athens, 2006
  • Spirou, Dimitris, Children in Greek Cinema, Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
  • 31th Thessaloniki Greek Film Festival Catalogue
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