Thessaloniki.- The curtain rose on the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the packed Olympion theatre. The ceremony, presented by actor Antinoos Albanis and directed by Panagiotis Evangelidis, was followed by the screening of Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria. The ceremony began with a theatrical act dedicated to silent cinema, presented by a group of students of the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece, under the direction of their teacher Yiannis Kolovos (Photo).
The opening of the 56th edition was greeted by the director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival Dimitri Eipides.
Minister of Culture Aristides Baltas, sent his greetings to the 56th TIFF wishing success. Mr Baltas stressed that throughout its 55 years of existence the Festival has become a reference point for the country’s cultural life and is tied inextricably to the city of Thessaloniki.