The documentary of the Greatest Cypriot Violin Maker’s Story: ‘Last Violin’ opens the 14th Bridges International Film Festival of Peloponnese!

Hellenic media group
2 min readOct 21, 2023

Having singlehandedly crafted 800 violins, Harry Vatiliotis is arguably Australia’s most esteemed and prolific luthier — a master craftsman who specializes in creating string instruments complete with a neck and soundbox.

This Cypriot Australian artisan is held in such high regard that an “observational documentary” has been created in his honor by director Carla Thackrah and producer/composer Romano Crivici. Titled “The Last Violin,” the documentary intimately explores Harry’s journey as he painstakingly fashioned his 800th and final violin. The film also highlights his devoted wife, Maria, and music composer Crivici, who has shared a long-standing friendship with Harry.

After its official Australian premiere last year, the documentary is now making its European debut at the Cyprus International Film Festival — Golden Aphrodite CYIFF in Nicosia in November, followed by a screening at the Bridges International Film Festival in Corinth, Greece.

Following the screening of “The Last Violin” at Municipal Theatre of Corinth on Wednesday, November 8th, a discussion will follow with the attendees to meet the film’s creators and celebrate this remarkable story.

The 14th Bridges International Film Festival of Peloponnese will kick off on November 8th, with screenings taking place at Municipal Theatre of Corinth, and the prestigious Golden Pegasus Awards Ceremony is scheduled on November 12th.

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