The film Nikos Karouzos - Poems On A Tape Recorder is a creative documentary on the work of the preeminent Greek modernist poet, Nikos Karouzos. Born in Nafplio in 1926 (died in Athens in 1990), Nikos Karouzos is considered one of the foremost Greek poets of the 20th century. His first poems appeared in 1949, and between 1954 and 1990 he published more than twenty collections, receiving the National Poetry Prize twice (1972 and 1988). With his innovative approach to modernism - still under analysis and interpretation - and with the impact and diffusion of his work intensifying as years go by, Karouzos’ central position in contemporary Greek poetry has been only recently reinforced. He lived and worked in the margins. His eventful life and work is marked by a continuous ontological anxiety: exiles, existential quests, the Greek Civil war, poverty, religious belief and love. The project has 50% of its funding in place from the Greek Film Centre and is ready to sign with the Hellenic Broadcast Corporation and a big Greek production company for another major part of its funding bringing it a step before production

Cast & Crew


Director: Yannis Karpouzis
Screenplay: Andreas Vakalios, Ilias Liatsopoulos
Narration: Dimitris Katalifos
Research: Ilias Liatsopoulos
Cinematography: Yannis Karpouzis
Grading: Nikos Katoufas
Soundtrack: Mode Plagal
Additional Music: Thanasis Papakonstantinou Sound Design: Kostas Fylaktidis
Production company: Empty Square
Executive producers: Yannis Karpouzis, Ilias Liatsopoulos, Andreas Vakalios
Production Manager: Eygenia Tagka
Line Producer: Lina Stavrou

With the participation of GFC

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Cast & Crew



Yannis Karpouzis
Yannis Karpouzis

Director, Photographer

MA in Digital Arts, Awarded Photographer and Director

Ilias Liatsopoulos
Ilias Liatsopoulos

Researcher, Screenwriter

MA in Philosophy, Photographer

Andreas Vakalios
Andreas Vakalios


MA in Digital Arts, Awarded Screenwriter and Director

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