This documentary titled Hail Arcadia is a journey through the past and present of Arcadia, a land so rife with myths and legends that it seems to exist on a plane that does not entirely belong to modern reality; a place that holds its own special place in time and space, and in the minds of countless people across the centuries, who dreamed of its ideal, of everything that Arcadia stands for.
The documentary was awarded the FIPRESCI prize by the International Federation of Film Critics at the 17th Documentary Festival of Thessaloniki in 2015 for the best Greek production. Duration: 90΄
Script – Photography – Direction: Filippos Koutsaftis /
Image & Sound Editing: Ioanna Spiliopoulou /
Music: Konstantinos Beta /
Camera: Nikolas Karanikolas, Stamatis Kouros /
Production: Michael N. Stassinopoulos – VIOHALCO (MSVF) Public Benefit Foundation
The spin-off films “TEGEA: moments on the infinite line of time” was created using material from the filming of the award-winning documentary ARKADIA CHAIRE (2015) by Filippos Koutsaftis. The Foundation commissioned him to prepare 10 ten-minute films focusing on issues from Tegea and its inhabitants.
As of October 5th, 2021, the first five short films with the following titles and English subtitles are freely available through the Foundation’s YouTube channel