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Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Tailor
(Raftis)

Year: 2020
Country: GREECE, BELGIUM, GERMANY
Run Time: 100 minutes

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The Tailor
The Tailor
The Tailor
The Tailor

Shirt pressed, cufflinks fastened, and not a stray thread to be found. Nikos meticulously prepares for a busy day in his elderly father’s tailor shop that nobody visits. Times are changing in Athens, and the demand for expensive Italian suits has been replaced by faster, cheaper tastes in attire. When his father falls ill and the shop faces closure due to crippling debt, Nikos fashions a shop-on-wheels to peddle their fine wares to a more casual clientele. Parked among street vendors selling t-shirts, books, fish, and marmalade, Nikos decides to shift the shop’s current offerings to fulfill his passersby’s requests: custom wedding dresses. As Nikos reinvents the family business to serve these blushing brides, he welcomes the help of his neighbor Olga, who brings her sewing skills, womenswear knowledge, and companionship he didn’t know he was missing. THE TAILOR, in its sweet, quirky, elegant manner, will have audiences rooting for a shop that is determined to keep the sewing machine running and its wheels in motion. (In Greek with subtitles) — A.B.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Teen-Friendly Films

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Sonia Liza Kenterman

Producers
Ioanna Bolomyti, Tanja Georgieva Melanie Andernach, Isabelle Truc

Screenwriting
Sonia Liza Kenterman, Tracy Sunderland

Cinematography
George Michelis

Editing
Dimitris Peponis

Principal Cast
Dimitris Imellos, Tamila Koulieva, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Dafni Michopoulou

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Community Partner

Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA)

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