Boulmetis’ “1968” re-tells AEK’s European Triumph

Boulmetis’ “1968” re-tells AEK’s European Triumph

A new film from acclaimed director Tassos Boulmetis is ready to re-tell the story of AEK BC’s triumph in the 1968 FIBA European Cup Winners’ Cup…

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Nearly 50 years later, AEK’s triumphant campaign in the 1968 FIBA European Cup Winners’ Cup comes to life in Tassos Boulmetis’ new film “1968.”
AEK’s first-ever triumph on the European stage takes center-stage as Boulmetis – the same director of the iconic film “Politiki Kouzina” (English: “A Touch of Spice) – showcases the triumph of the club all the while painting an expressive picture of Greece in the 1960’s.
Defeating Slavia Praha in the Final, AEK became the first-ever Greek basketball club to capture silverware on the European stage. The Final, which was held at the open-venue Panathenaic Stadium in Athens (also known as Kallimarmaro), is believed to have set an attendance record for a basketball game with 80,000 fans seated inside the venue for the game and another 40,000 estimated to be following the game from outside the ground.
The film focuses on AEK’s triumph through the lens of Greece in 1968, nearly one-year into the Greek military junta.
Renowned actors Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Ieroklis Michailidis, Giorgos Mitsikostas, and Vassiliki Troufakou star in the film, while Evanthia Remboutsika provides the musical score – as she did for Politiki Kouzina.
The film is set to be released in Greece on 25 January.


By Peter Katsiris
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