About the Festival
Leda’s Monologues is a unique film festival which
focuses in Cinematic Monologues & Innovative Short Films
About the Festival
The inspiration for the festival’s icon came by the myth of “Leda and the Swan”. The festival is named “Leda’s Monologues” after Leda, daughter of Thestius and Princess of the Kingdom of Ancient Aetolia. Later on, she became the Queen of Sparta. She was the mother of Helen of Troy.
Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the many who got inspired by the myth and created a series of sketches and paintings. Most of them are unfortunately lost but re-created by his many pupils (known as the “Leonaderschi”). Among the great painters and artists who created major works of art based on Leda, are: Raffaello, Michelangelo, Paul Cézanne, Peter Paul Rubens and Jean Thierry.
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3rd Edition Hostess Athina Zotou
Athina Zotou is an actress based in Athens. She graduated from Caravanserai Acting Studio – Giles Foreman London and Higher School of Dramatic Art of Agia Varvara. She also holds a degree in Marketing from the School of Economics and Management of Athens. She has an extensive experience in theater, radio and television, starring in television series such as “Apartment House”, “Singles”, “Ugly Mary”. Also in cinema, sometimes directing her own films, like ”Red Pepper” and receiving several awards.
Festival’s President George Louridas
George Louridas is a film director and producer. He studied Cinema in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and later in Université de Picardie Jules Verne. He is president of the Alumni association of the Cinema School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2015 he created his own film production company. In 2020, along with his film team in Agrinio, he founded the Agrinio International Film Festival: Leda’s Monologues.