The swallows

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The swallows

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11:58 min

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Nikos is a fisherman and hunter by profession and owes a restaurant with his brother on the greek island of Thassos. Yet the biggest love in his life is rebetiko music and his biggest inspiration, his relationships with women.The film is a portrait of a romantic man, and of the culture of his family, who escaped Turkey a century ago.

Director's statement

I met Nikos while traveling through Greece. I fell immediately in love with his music and deep voice, his secrets, values and culture. Nikos was so sincere and open to me as a filmmaker as I had rarely seen before and I believe his story is worth sharing, especially for those interested in the rebel music rebetiko .

Director's short bio

Ilina Perianova is an actor and director from Sofia/ Bulgaria. She has done and studied theatre for many years. Currently she is finishing her MA in Fiction film directing in Baltic Film and Media School in Estonia.

Film Participations Awards

In the palace 2013 – International documentary competion

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Technical Specs

Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound Format: Stereo


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