How to Steal a Chair

When the Design Museum of Thessaloniki loses its venue, Stergios Delialis, its founder and a model of Greek industrial design, must decide what to do with his huge personal collection of pieces.
November 2018
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How to Steal a Chair

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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

Q&A with director Konstantinos Kambouroglou following each screening

With the SNF Parkway’s inaugural Baltimore Greek Film Festival, MdFF celebrates the thriving output of Greek filmmakers through a cross section of recent works.

Program Notes

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.


Official Selection:
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam



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