How to Steal a Chair
November 2018Watch Trailer
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Director: Konstantinos Kambouroglou
Starring: Stergios Delialis
2017, Greece and USA, 87 minutes, Digital
Language: In Greek and English with English subtitles
Screening within our Baltimore Greek Film Festival, which runs Nov. 2–4. Read more about the festival and the other films in the lineup here.
Stergios Delialis, a 72 year-old Greek designer, collector, and educator is buried under the weight of his lost dream: the Thessaloniki Design Museum, which made an international splash and then died a slow and peculiar death in the 1990s. Since then, his 3,000 museum pieces have had an itinerant existence. Once the core of his museum, this enormous, now defunct design collection is too costly to maintain amidst the financial crisis.
The film follows Delialis as he realizes he has become a ghost in his own life and contemplates parting with his collection. Meanwhile, he undertakes work to produce a retrospective of his own design output in the building of his lost museum.
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