Meeting in Petalidi

Video, 54 minutes
DCP, 16:9, colour, stereo

Dedicated to Roula and Angelos Dimitriadis

Summer vacations at the sea in Petalidi, Greece, staying with my dear friend photographer Angelos Dimitriadis and his wife Stavroula. We were like two relaxed, cheerful, knowledgeable, elderly gentlemen, philosophizing into the sunny afternoon; musing about our work with images, with photographic and cinematic methods, and whatever else was on our minds; while close by, old and young went swimming, or splashed about, in the shallow waters at the beach; and in the evenings, the lights of Kalamata beckoned in the distance. This film is also a farewell to Angelos, who passed away on March 23, 2023 and to Stavroula, who died seven months later in Athens.

Michael Pilz, Retrospective 2023, Vienna

Original title Meeting in Petalidi
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time 2018
Shooting locations Petalidi, Peloponnes
Cinematography by Michael Pilz
Original Sound by Michael Pilz
Original language Greek, German
Intentionally no subtitles
Edited by Michael Pilz

Austria 2023

First public screening Austrian Filmmuseum, 25th May, 2023

Distribution by Michael Pilz Film
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