Learn How to Read and Write, Son

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Learn How to Read and Write, Son
Μάθε παιδί μου γράμματα
Directed byThodoros Maragos
Produced byThodoros Maragos
Written byThodoros Maragos
StarringVasilis Diamantopoulos
Nikos Kalogeropoulos
Kostas Tsakonas
Anna Mantzourani
Release date
Running time
96 min

Learn How to Read and Write, Son (Greek: Μάθε παιδί μου γράμματα, romanizedMathe paidi mou grammata) is a 1981 Greek comedy film directed by Thodoros Maragos and starring Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Kostas Tsakonas and Anna Mantzourani.


The story is set in a mountain village in Arcadia (the movie was filmed in Stemnitsa, Dimitsana and the surrounding areas) shortly after the Metapolitefsi (the fall of the military junta of 1967–74). The unveiling of a monument to those who died during the Occupation (World War II) stirs up the village, because the name of a communist partisan who was killed was omitted. Periklis (V. Diamantopoulos), a conservative high school teacher, comes to clash with his wife and his two sons over whether Chrysanthi and her family have a right to put a wreath in memory of the partisan.


The film won three awards at the 1981 Thessaloniki Film Festival:

List of awards and nominations[1]
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
1981 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Leading Actor Vasilis Diamantopoulos Won
Best Leading Actress Anna Mantzourani Won
Best Production Design Stamatis Tsarouhas, Angeliki Maragkou Won


Scene from the 1981 multi-awarded film Learn How to Read and Write, Son


  1. ^ "awards 1981". Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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