It’s summer 1960, in the picturesque Greek town of Chios, where people get around by donkey. School is ending, and a present-day narrator is calling up memories of the idyllic weeks he spent between fourth and fifth grades.
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An honest and authentic attempt to capture childhood memories from a summer in Chios. Filmed with lyricism, depite its technical limitations, Avdeliodis' film uses effectively children's pranks, love and tears in order to reconstruct the life-world of adults too, particularly the sad destiny of widowed wives. It also pays tribute to Bresson's sparse aesthetic and has some moving, humurous set-pieces. Nostalgia, pure.