Cloudy Sunday

Cloudy Sunday

by Manoussos Manoussakis

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

“Cloudy Sunday” unfolds the forbidden love story between a Jewish girl and a Christian boy during the German occupation in Thessaloniki in 1942. The racist laws have been implemented and the only place to escape the hatred and inhumanity is a small club, where Vasilis Tsitsanis fills the hearts and minds of people with the beautiful rebetika folk music. Despite the resistance, the persistent hunt for the Jews gradually spreads and suddenly simple choices become life-changing decisions. Based on the book “Ouzeri Tsitsanis” by George Skarbadonis.

Awards & Festivals

Best Supporting Actress, Costume Design and Make-Up at Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2016!
Best Director and Cinematography at Slemani FF!
Astron Award for Best Feature-Length Film at San Francisco Greek FF!
Best Feature-Length Film Award at Atlanta Greek FF!
Nominee for Best Narrative Feature Interfaith Award at St. Lewis FF!
Official Selection at Australian Jewish FF, Edinburgh Greek FF, Cambridge IFF, Nashville Jewish FF, UK Jewish FF, Best of New York City Greek FF, Orange County Jewish FF, Boston Jewish FF, Vienna Jewish FF, Nuremberg Greek FF, Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish FF, Greek FF Sydney, Jerusalem Jewish FF, Miami Jewish FF, Hellas Filmbox Berlin, Pune IFF, Pantalla Pinamar FF and Washington Jewish FF!
Asian Premiere at Shanghai IFF (Spectrum Section)!
Italian Premiere at Fiuggi Family FF!
Asian Premiere at Shanghai IFF (Spectrum Section) in attendance of the director!
Italian Premiere at Fiuggi Family FF!
Best Director and Best Cinematography at Slemani Film Festival!


Christina Hilla Fameli
Haris Fragoulis
Andreas Konstantinou
Vasiliki Troufakou

Director Bio

Manoussos Manoussakis directed 5 features 11 plays 10 TV films 20 TV series. He received Best Cinematography award at Chicago Festival, European Parliament award at Giffoni Festival, script music editing awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival. His TV series attained ratings up to 73%, receiving Director and Audience awards.

Director Statement

My aim for the realization of this film, is to provide a reminder of the atrocities committed during the 2nd world war to those who have chosen to forget, and an opportunity to learn for those who are unaware; in the hope that those crimes will never be repeated. This story, despite its chronological setting, reflects current events, where racism and neo-Nazism lie in wait menacingly, eager to infect the global community.

Cast Bio

CHRISTINA HILLA FAMELI graduated from the Karolos Koun Art Theatre and as a young actress, she is known for her leading role in Ouzeri Tsitsanis (English title Cloudy Sunday)(2015), Den tha gerasoume pote (2014) and Id (2015).

HARIS FRAGOULIS is an actor, known for, Ouzeri Tsitsanis (English title, Cloudy Sunday) (2015). Ta isyha vradia (2012) and Family Tree (2012). He graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre in 2010. Winner of the Dimitris Horn Theater Award in 2013 for his performance as Sigmund Freud in Irvin D. Yalom"s When Nietzsche Wept.


Director: Manoussos Manoussakis
Screenplay: Ada Gourbali, Vasilis Spiliopoulos
Director of Photography: Kostis Gikas
Editor: Labis Charalambidis
Sound design: Manolis Manoussakis
Sound: Dimitris Athanassopoulos, Kostis Bokos
Costume designer: Anna Mahairianaki
Set designer: Antonis Halkias 
Music: Themis Karamouratidis
Makeup artist: Nabil Salame
Production Company: Telekinisi Productions in co-production with Ote tv

Original Title: Ouzeri Tsitsanis / 4K, camera Red Dragon / aspect ratio: 2:39 crop / Colour / 116 min / Audio: 5.1 / Greek with English Subtitles / Greece, 2015

Photo Gallery

You might also like