17th LAGFF 2023

Like the Seagulls Over the Golden Horn

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The modern history of the oldest educational institution of Hellenism: the Patriarchal Great School, as seen through the eyes of its students and teachers. The movie takes viewers on a journey to Constantinople in the 1950s and 1960s, with its famous red bus and legendary Istiklal cinemas, but also its disasters at the expense of the Greek community.


Thomas Sideris is an investigative journalist and director at Greek Broadcasting Corporation. His name was on the shortlist two years in a row (2018 and 2019) for the PRIX EUROPA PRIZE, a special EU prize for the best journalist in Europe. He studied political sciences and public administration at the Law School of the University of Athens and specialized in mass media.


2020, London Greek Film Festival

2020, International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra

2020, Athens International Digital Film Festival

2020, AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival

  • Year
  • Runtime
    73 minutes
  • Language
    Greek with Englidh sutitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    LA Premiere
  • Director
    Thomas Sideris
  • Screenwriter
    Thomas Sideris
  • Producer
    Thomas Sideris
  • Cast
    Students and Teachers of the Patriarchal Great Schoo
  • Cinematographer
    Aristotelis Metaxas
  • Editor
    Theodoros Metaxas
  • Music
    Nikos Grapsas, Thanasis Alatas