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"If the tomb needs ornaments. Put on top of it a whole candle. With the unquenchable flame Greece itself. "
Kostis Palamas.

The verse, dedicated to E. Venizelos, adorns the place where Eleftherios Venizelos, who served seven times as Prime Minister of Greece, and his son, Sophocles Venizelos, who took office for a short time in the middle of the 20th century, were buried.

We are in the tombs of the Venizelos family at the beginning of the Cape at Frydia. We watch footage from the Greek flag that waves over the austere tomb of E. Venizelos and then the lens passes through the tomb of his son Sophocles who passed away a few months before the film was shot, on February 1964.

The lens continues its course passing through the verdant path with pine trees, it records the church of Prophet Elias (built in the 16th century) and ends up at the giant statue of the goddess Athena, or Liberty of Crete, 17 meters high, which was dedicated in 1937 and was destroyed in 1970.

Afterwards, the filmmaker gives us shots from the Tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos at first and then from Sophocles, where we see the candle and the fresh flowers on the side. The film closes with panoramic shots of the endless blue that embraces the country of Chania.


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Chatzidakis Georgios

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