Greek director withdraws film from theatres to aid police investigation of taxi-driver's murder

Greek director withdraws film from theatres to aid police investigation of taxi-driver's murder

Greek film director Sotiris Tsafoulias on Monday announced that he is withdrawing his film "Eteros Ego" (The Other Me) from cinema theatres in order to assist the police in their investigation of a taxi driver's murder in the Athens suburb of Kifissia.

"In recent weeks I have been following developments concerning the case involving the murder of a taxi driver in Kifissia. Last week, members of the audience that watched the screening of the film in an Athens cinema on February 7, 2017 said that a man fitting the description of the alleged perpetrator asked me a specific question during a discussion with the audience after the film was shown.

As part of the investigation, I was asked to confirm the information received and hand over any material from the specific event in order to assist in the investigation - a request that I complied with, hoping that the man who asked the question on the night of February 7 will come forward in order to show that any link between the perpetrator and the film is just a tragic coincidence.

In light of the latest developments, I have decided to withdraw the film from cinemas. Not because I am aware of any link between the Kifissia perpetrator - as I have stated, in any case, real life and fiction are two parallel paths that never meet - but so that my own intentions and those of my associates in our efforts to assist the investigation are not misunderstood." Tsafoulias said.

Source: ana-mpa