The Athens Centre would like to invite you
to this week’s Film Nights
with the movie «ALTER EGO» (2007),
by Nicholas Dimitropoulos & George Korgiantis
on Wednesday, November 30, at 6:00pm.
«Alter Ego» premiered on May 10, 2007 in Greek theaters, and is famous for being the debut film of Greek superstar Sakis Rouvas. The film was one of the most successful films of all time in Greece, and at a budget of £2,000,000, it is recognized as being the most expensive Greek production in history. The film also made history by staging the largest ever filmed concert in Greece, with an audience of over 7,000, filmed at Lycabettus Theatre in Athens. The film’s soundtrack, which includes 5 songs by Sakis Rouvas, achieved huge success and a Gold certification.
Stefanos (Sakis Rouvas) is the frontman, guitarist, and soul of the (ficticious) popular rock band Alter Ego.The story follows 5 young artists on their way to the top in a rock band and, who come to face their “inner fears, wishes and ultimately true selves”. In recent years, the band has had groundbreaking success, and their potential surpasses those of international standards. However, a twist of fate changes their path on their journey to fortune and fame, and the group is ultimately struck by a tragedy, especially Stefanos who needs to find the will and determination to move on.
Sakis Rouvas (5 January 1972) is a Greek musician, television and film artist who is one of the most successful and influential entertainers of all time in Greece and Cyprus. Beginning a career as a member of the national athletics team, Rouvas commenced a musical career in 1991 and became one of Greece’s first pop performers; widely recognized as the genre’s main performers to this day, he is credited with breaking cultural and generational barriers and aiding in the popularization of Western music genres in Greece and Cyprus. Rouvas” distinct musical and performance style has influenced other artists, while his contributions to music have made him a prominent part of popular culture for nearly two decades. He became nationalized into a cultural icon.
This event is open and free to the public.