The 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and its faithful audience of film lovers are about to meet once again. November 1st to November 10th 2013 venues throughout the city will play host to the annual event.

Films from around the world, surprise screenings, important guests from the film industry, tributes and parallel events, will transform the city of Thessaloniki to a youthful and lively hive, celebrating the Cinema Art.

Jim Jarmusch, present for 54th TIFF Opening Night

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The American director Jim Jarmusch, whose new film Only Lovers Left Alive will kick off the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 1st. He will attend the opening ceremony in the Festival’s flagship Olympion theater.

This marks the first time that Jarmusch travels to Greece to present his work.

James R. “Jim” Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and composer. Jarmusch has consistently been a major proponent of independent cinema, since the 1980s and has been credited as a director for the films:

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), The Limits of Control (2009), Broken Flowers (2005), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment “Int. Trailer Night”, 2002), Ghost Dog (1999), Year of the Horse (Documentary, 1997), Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short, 1995), Dead Man (1995), Night on Earth (1991), Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie, 1990) (segment “It’s All Right With Me”), Mystery Train (1989), Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short, 1989), Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant (Video, 1988), Coffee and Cigarettes (Short, 1986), Down by Law (1986), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Stranger Than Paradise (Short, 1983) and Permanent Vacation (1980).

Here’s a small clip of his latest film “Only Lover Left Alive”: