Last Trip


Director: Aris Hadjistefanou
Writer: Nikos Kazantzakis
Director of Photography: Aris Hadjistefanou
Editing: Aris Triantafyllou
Music: Aris Azilazian (rsn)
Production: Kyriakos Hadjistefanou, Moviementa Productions
Country of Production: Greece
Runtime: 58 min
Production Year: 2022
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

Narration: Yiannis Angelakas, Olia Lazaridou


A journey to modern Japan through the eyes of the great Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis (creator of Zorba), who visited the country before and after World War II. Sixty-five years after his fateful last trip to the pandemic-hit country, his memoir becomes the roadmap for a new journey. Buddhist monks, prostitutes, and Uber drivers coexist in the land of manga, anime, and video games.


Aris Hadjistefanou

Aris Hadjistefanou is a journalist and filmmaker. He has worked for the BBC, the Guardian, Al Jazeera and many media outlets in Greece and Cyprus. He has directed five award-winning documentary films and is the author of three books on current affairs.