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Harris Mylonas – Searching for Andreas #TDF20

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Andreas Papandreou: controversial statesman, and key to contemporary politicking.

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11 min. and 49 sec.

PODCAST| Nicolò Comotti interviews Harris Mylonas, director of the film Searching for Andreas.

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We sat down with Harris Mylonas to find out more about his decision to make the insightful documentary Searching for Andreas, a film that thoroughly analyses the figure of Andreas Papandreou. Mylonas decodes Papandreou’s history, a politician that was as divisive as decisive in Greek’s late 20th century. By doing so, the Greek director and academic hands us the tools to understand a much bigger picture, in order to pinpoint where all the mess and disaffection in today’s world politics actually come from.

Searching for Andreas:  The documentary Searching for Andreas is an independent production about the pitfalls of charismatic leadership and the limits of democratic politics under the pressures of economic globalization. Charismatic leaders often build personalistic parties and undermine political institutions, while their succession is fraught with difficulties. Searching for Andreas explores peoples’ reliance on such leaders. It examines the life and legacy of one of Europe’s most controversial leaders, Andreas Papandreou. Was he a socialist reformer or a populist manipulator? Regardless of what one believes about Andreas’ politics, Greece won’t emerge from the crisis until it confronts his legacy.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Harris Mylonas
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Searching for Andreas
  • Festival section
    Greek Panorama
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