Poems on the Tape Recorder

Essay Film (feature)

First Time Director Award (GFC)



The hazard of time travels through pictures, super 8s and memories. A depressed researcher delves into the troubled life of Greeceā€™s most underrated poet, both a religious communist and an ascetic alcoholic, tracing his life from his rotten basement to the golden halls of the Swedish Academy and showcasing the tormented by history, post-war Greece.


STARRING Dimitris Katalifos
DIRECTED BY Yannis Karpouzis
WRITTEN BY Andreas Vakalios, Ilias Liatsopoulos
RESEARCH Ilias Liatsopoulos
EDITED BY Leonidas Papafotiou
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Yannis Karpouzis, Yannis Kanakis
TRANSLATIONS Costas Koutsikouris
MUSIC Cleon Antoniou, Giannis Haroulis, Lefteris Andriotis
SOUND DESIGN Costas Fylaktidis, 17 Poisoned EnglishmenMIXING Costas Fylaktidis
GRADING Grigoris Arvanitis / Authorwave
PUBLICITY Lina Samoili
PRODUCER Yannis Karpouzis / Empty Square, GFC, ERT

Articles, interviews and critical reviews:

Lifo magazine, Interview to Aris Dimokidis:

“About the spectacular poetic documentary Nikos Karouzos – Poems on the Tape Recorder”

ERT 1 Radio Docs on Air:

Talking about documentaries

Provocateur, Review of the Athenian premier by Chrisa Lukou:

“I went, I saw”

EFSYN Newspaper, Interview to Giorgos Vourdiklaris:

“A documentary – lesson about the big unknown”

To periodiko, critical review by Christos Skylakos (member of PEK):

“Who is Karouzos or why Karouzos?”

TVXS: critical review by Dimitris Kalantidis (President of OKLE):

“A unique documentary about a phenomenal poet”

Luben:A guide to 22nd Thessaloniki film festival by Thanasis Papageorgiou

15 films you should definitely see

Popaganda, article by journalist Maria Louka:

“Poems on the tape recorder”

Flix magazine, preview by Lida Galanou:

“A new documentary in the traces of spring”