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How to Steal a Chair

Produced by Heather Greer
A Tragic Tale of Design

Overview

Genre
Arts, Foreign Worlds, Portrait, and Human Interest
Synopsis

A 72 year-old Greek designer, collector and educator is buried under the weight of his lost dream: the Thessaloniki Design Museum, which made an international splash and then died a slow and peculiar death in the 1990s. He is also buried under the weight of his enormous design collection, once the core of his museum and now defunct and too costly to maintain amidst the Greek financial crisis. The film follows Stergios Delialis as he realizes he has become a ghost in his own life and contemplates parting with his collection. Meanwhile, he undertakes to produce a retrospective of his own design work in the building of his lost museum.

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Gouse Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2015-2016
Locations
Greece

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
BAFICI 2018, ADFF: Athens 2018, Lemesos International Documentary Festival 2018, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018, Baltimore Greek Film Festival 2018
Distribution
Theatrical & Home Video (Greece)
Language
Greek, English
Subtitles
English, Spanish

Photos

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