THUS SPAKE THE CITY
Format: 16 mm, colour, 32 episodes of 30 min.
Director: Iannis Smaragdis
Executive Producer: Helen Smaragdis
Script: Iannis Smaragdis
Music: Eleni Karaindrou, Nikos Kypourgos
Cinematography: Nikos Smaragdis
Editing: Aristidis Karydis-Fuchs
Production date: 1991
Iannis Smaragdis has produced yet another fine series: its first episode acted as a kind of purge from all the toxic substances that afflict our television.
Maria Papadopoulou, Ta Nea, 20 February 1990
The works of the great Greek poets blend with the landscapes in a quite magical manner as we watch and as our ears are delighted. The combination of image and words is fascinating; it takes us travelling and relaxes us to the point where, after the programme with our hearts full of beauty, we feel ourselves to be better human beings. The work of Iannis Smaragdis as director, of Nikos Smaragdis as cinematographer, of Eleni Karaindrou as composer, and the recitations and the readings, not to mention the selection of the texts, blend admirably to produce quite a new work of art.
Christina Lykiardopoulou, Tiletheatis, 24 February 1990
TV Award for Best Photography for Nikos Smaragdis