Movie Posters

For forty years a cinema in Athens called The Athinaion has advertised its film of the week with an original hand-painted poster.

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They were all the work of Vasilis Dimitrio,and he created thousands of screen legends with his own flair of originality.

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Now Mr Dimitrio’s right hand is too stiff to use the brushes, forcing him to retire. So far he has no successor. Because they change and adapt, it’s rare for art-forms to become extinct. In human culture they call it old-fashioned.