It’s a Long Road

Voulgaris Pantelis

Greece, 1998


A composite film, made up of three different stories, each one involving a person who is approaching a critical moment in his life. A silver coin on the lips: while at a dig in Macedonia, an architect, whose son shot himself one year earlier while doing his military service, discovers an unlooted tomb, containing the remains of an officer of the Hellenistic period. The last of the lesser whites: a group of ornithologists go to the Evros river Delta to find, with help of an elderly game warden, the last lesser white fronted goose which has sought refuge there. When the goose is shot by a poacher, the game warden will pay him back in the same coin. Vietnam: a middle-aged factory-owner, distraught over the fact that his wife has taken the children and left him, ends up at a wild bouzouki joint in the middle of nowhere. He proceeds to wreck the place, until in the end, he actually has the building demolished.


Voulgaris Pantelis



Director: Voulgaris Pantelis

Writing Credits: Giorgios Skabardonis , Pantelis Voulgaris

Cinematography: Yorgos Frentzos

Editing: Dinos Katsouridis

Executive producer: Panos Papadopoulos

Production: Anna Komninou

Sound: Antonis Samaras

Music: Stamatis Kraounakis

Set Decoration: Ioulia Stavridou

Make up: Fani Alexaki

Costume Design: Ioulia Stavridou

Color: Color

Duration: 118′

Thanasis Vengos
Yorgos Armenis
Dimitris Katalifos
Kostas Kazanas

1998 Thessaloniki Film Festival – Winner Greek Competition Award – Best Actor Giorgos Armenis, Best Make-Up Fani Alexaki


Babis Kolonias (ed.) Pantelis Voulgaris, Aigokeros, Editor:, Athens, 2002

Gounaridou, Kiki, Representations of Women in the Films of Pantelis Voulgaris: Akropole, The Stone Years, and The Engagement of Anna, Journal of Modern Greek Studies Vol 1 : 1, 2000

Soldatos, Giannis. A century of Greek Cinema: 1967-2000 Athens, Kochlias, 2002

Film Review: Cinema vol. 88 March 1998

Film Reviews:

Film Review : Palaiologou Voula, Όλα είναι δρόμος, (It’s a long road) Kinimatografistis, November 1997

39th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Catalogue



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