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About The Film

Forbidden romance buds between a Jewish girl and a young Christian resistance fighter in 1943 Thessaloniki (a.k.a Salonika or Salonica, Greece). Set against the suspenseful backdrop of German occupation, this beautifully rendered film adapted from a novel about love, the brutality of war, and painful decisions is made even more poignant by a soundtrack of enchanting Ladino classics and the wistful rebetika songs of the famous Greek composer Vassilis Tsitsanis. CLOUDY SUNDAY harkens to the days of old Thessaloniki and its thriving Sephardic Jewish culture and music scene.

Special Event: Post-film Sephardic coffee klatsch (echar lashon) with coffee/tea and biscochos. Included in ticket price. 

Guest Speaker


Dr. Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies, Assistant Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Naar graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and received his Ph.D. in History at Stanford University. His forthcoming book with Stanford University Press, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, based on his prize-winning dissertation, explores the impact of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of modern Greece during the 19th and 20th centuries on the Jews of Salonica (Thessaloniki).

Directors Bio

Manousos Manousakis is an acclaimed director of Greek films and popular television series known for his focus on minorities and for featuring the complexity and richness of Greek culture. Manoussakis’s concern about latent racism and neo-Nazism in contemporary society led him to adapt CLOUDY SUNDAY from the 2001 book by George Skabardonis.

Cloudy Sunday poster

Film Details:

Original Title: Ouzeri Tsitsanis/ ΟΥΖΕΡΙ ΤΣΙΤΣΑΝΗΣ
: Manousos Manousakis
Country: Greece
Language: Greek, Ladino, German w/subtitles
Running Time: 118m
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Official Website


  • Greek Jews
  • Sephardic Jews
  • Ladino language
  • Music
  • World War II

Rating/Warning: PG-13

  • brief nudity, violence