Απονομή βραβείων, τιμώμενα πρόσωπα και avant-premiere της ταινίας Ayka

στην τελετή λήξης του 31ου Πανοράματος Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου

5 Δεκεμβρίου στον κινηματογράφο Τριανόν

 

Η αυλαία του 31ου Πανοράματος Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου πέφτει την Τετάρτη 5 Δεκεμβρίου και ώρα 20.30 στον κινηματογράφο Τριανόν με την προβολή της πολυαναμενόμενης ταινίας « Ayka », την απονομή των βραβείων του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος και τη βράβευση των τιμώμενων προσώπων της 31 ης διοργάνωσης.

Με το ειδικό βραβείο του Πανοράματος θα τιμηθούν για τη συνεισφορά τους στην κινηματογραφική τέχνη: ο συνθέτης Μιχάλης Χριστοδουλίδης, ο συνθέτης Νίκος Πλάτανος, ο σκηνοθέτης Τώνης Λυκουρέσης και η ηθοποιός Βέρα Κρούσκα.

 

Η ταινία λήξης

Δέκα χρόνια μετά το «Tulpan» που κέρδισε εντυπώσεις και βραβεία στις Κάνες, ο καζάκος σκηνοθέτης Σεργκέι Ντβορτσεβόι και η ηθοποιός Σαμάλ Γεσλιάμοβα, συνεργάζονται ξανά στην ταινία «Ayka» με θέμα μία μετανάστρια που αντιμετωπίζει διλήμματα ζωής και θανάτου. Η Άικα, μετανάστρια από το Κιργιστάν, χωρίς άδεια παραμονής στη Ρωσία, έχει μόλις γεννήσει. Δεν διαθέτει οικονομική δυνατότητα για να μεγαλώσει το παιδί της, δεν έχει δουλειά, έχει μόνο χρέη, δεν έχει καν δικό της μέρος να μείνει, αλλά δεν υπάρχει και τρόπος να καταπνίξει τα φυσικά ένστικτά της. Η ταινία ήταν υποψήφια για το Χρυσό Φοίνικα στο Φεστιβάλ Κανών 2018 και χάρισε Βραβείο Καλύτερης Ηθοποιού στην Samal Yeslyamova.

Εισιτήρια για την τελετή λήξης προπωλούνται στον κινηματογράφο Τριανόν.

 

Η απονομή

Η έναρξη του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος πραγματοποιήθηκε με την ταινία «Μύγες του χειμώνα», ένα road-trip ενηλικίωσης του σλοβένου σκηνοθέτη Olmo Omerzu. Ακολούθησαν οι προβολές άλλων έξι ευρωπαϊκών ταινιών που διακρίθηκαν σε φεστιβάλ του εξωτερικού και προβλήθηκαν σε πανελλήνια πρεμιέρα στο πλαίσιο του φεστιβάλ: «Αγάπη» του βετεράνου Κροάτη Branko Schmidt, «Μόνη στο γάμο μου», το σκηνοθετικό ντεμπούτο της Ρουμάνας Marta Bergman, το «Jumpman» του Ρώσου Ivan I. Tverdovsky, το γοητευτικό «Suleiman Mountain» της Ρωσίδας Elizaveta Stishova, «Η τέχνη καταστρέφει» του Νίκου Κορνήλιου, «The summer house» της γνώριμής μας στην Ελλάδα Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Έως το τέλος του φεστιβάλ, ακολουθούν άλλες 4 προβολές του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος: «Παύση» της Τώνιας Μισιαλή, «Μια ιστορία χωρίς όνομα» του καυστικού Roberto Andò, «Η ευγενική αδιαφορία του κόσμου» του ανεξάρτητου σκηνοθέτη Adilkhan Yerzhanov και το ντοκιμαντέρ του πολυβραβευμένου δημιουργού Sergey Loznitsa «Η δίκη/Process».

Τα φετινά βραβεία θα απονείμουν οι επιτροπές της Διεθνούς Ομοσπονδίας Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (FIPRESCI), της Πανελλήνιας Ένωσης Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (Π.Ε.Κ.Κ) και την επιτροπή σκηνοθετών του Πανοράματος, ενώ το βραβείο κοινού θα απονείμει επιτροπή αναγνωστών του περιοδικού «Αθηνόραμα».

Την κριτική επιτροπή της FIPRESCI απαρτίζουν οι: Mariola Wiktor από την Πολωνία (Kino, Magazyn Filmowy), Maksim Kaziuchits από τη Ρωσία (Telecinet, Iskusstvo Kino) και Νέστορας Πουλάκος (αρχισυντάκτης Vakxikon.gr).

Τα μέλη της κριτικής επιτροπής Επιτροπή της ΠΕΚΚ είναι οι κριτικοί κινηματογράφου: Γιάγκος Αντίοχος, Κώστας Ζαλίγκας, Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος.

Η επιτροπή του Πανοράματος αποτελείται από τους σκηνοθέτες: Βασίλη Βαφέα, Μαρίνα Δανέζη και Τώνη Λυκουρέση.

 

Πανόραμα Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου 2018

 

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Ξεκινούν οι προβολές του Διαγωνιστικού Τμήματος

8 ταινίες σε πανελλήνια πρεμιέρα και 3 σε αθηναϊκή απαρτίζουν το πρόγραμμα του Διαγωνιστικού Τμήματος του 31ου Πανοράματος

 

Ταινίες αντισυμβατικές και αιχμηρές, φιλμ που εξυμνούν την αγάπη και αμφισβητούν την εξουσία, τον πλούτο, αλλά και την ίδια την τέχνη, ταινίες ενηλικίωσης, ασυνήθιστες οικογενειακές ιστορίες και πολιτικά ντοκιμαντέρ από βετεράνους κινηματογραφιστές ή ταλαντούχους πρωτοεμφανιζόμενους σκηνοθέτες απαρτίζουν φέτος το διαγωνιστικό τμήμα του 31 ου Πανοράματος.
Οκτώ από τις ταινίες του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος διακρίθηκαν σε διεθνή φεστιβάλ και προβάλλονται σε πανελλήνια πρεμιέρα, ενώ οι τρεις κάνουν την αθηναϊκή τους πρεμιέρα, μετά την προβολή τους στο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου της Θεσσαλονίκης. Όλες διεκδικούν το βραβείο καλύτερης ταινίας στη φετινή 31 η έκδοση του Πανοράματος Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου. Τα φετινά βραβεία θα απονείμουν οι επιτροπές της Διεθνούς Ομοσπονδίας Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (FIPRESCI), της Πανελλήνιας Ένωσης Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (Π.Ε.Κ.Κ) και την επιτροπή σκηνοθετών του Πανοράματος, ενώ το βραβείο κοινού θα απονείμει επιτροπή αναγνωστών του περιοδικού «Αθηνόραμα».


Η έναρξη του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Πέμπτη 29/11 στις 20.00 στον κινηματογράφο Τριανόν με την πανελλήνια πρεμιέρα της ταινίας «Μύγες του χειμώνα/Vsechno Bude», ένα κωμικό road-trip ενηλικίωσης από τον βραβευμένο στο Κάρλοβι Βάρι Σλοβένο σκηνοθέτη Olmo Omerzu.

Το πρόγραμμα περιλαμβάνει άλλες 10 πρόσφατες ευρωπαϊκές παραγωγές, που δεν έχουν κάνει ακόμα την έξοδό τους στα ελληνικά σινεμά.

Αυτές είναι: «Αγάπη/Agape» (2017, Κροατία, 87’). Ο βετεράνος Branko Schmidt, ένας από τους χαρακτηριστικούς εκπροσώπους της κροάτικης κινηματογραφίας, επιστρέφει με το «Αγάπη», μια αιχμηρή κριτική της παρηκμασμένης κοινωνίας, των εκκλησιαστικών πρακτικών και της παραμελημένης νεολαίας.

«Μόνη στο γάμο μου/Alone at my wedding» (2018, Βέλγιο, 121’). Η Ρουμάνα Marta Bergman κάνει το σκηνοθετικό της ντεμπούτο στη μεγάλου μήκους με μία ταινία για το ταξίδι της νεαρής Ρομά Πάολα που προσπαθεί να ξεφύγει από τις παραδόσεις που την πνίγουν.

«Η ευγενική αδιαφορία του κόσμου/The gentle indifference of the world» (2018,Καζακστάν, Γαλλία, 100’), μια επική ιστορία αγνής αγάπης σε έναν κόσμο εμμονικόμε τον πλούτο και την εξουσία από τον ανεξάρτητο σκηνοθέτη Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Η ταινία επιλέχθηκε στην κατηγορία “Ένα Κάποιο Βλέμμα” στο Φεστιβάλ των Κανών.

«Jumpman/Podbrosy» (2018, Ρωσία, Ιρλανδία, Λιθουανία, Γαλλία, 90’). Η τρίτη μεγάλου μήκους ταινία του Ρώσου Ivan I. Tverdovsky με θέμα ένα αγόρι που πάσχει εκ γενετής από αναλγησία. Η ταινία απέσπασε την «Ειδική Μνεία της Επιτροπής» στο φεστιβάλ του Κάρλοβι Βάρι.

«Suleiman Mountain/ Sulayman too» (2017, Ρωσία, Κιργιστάν, 101’). Η ρωσίδα σκηνοθέτις Elizaveta Stishova κάνει το εντυπωσιακό της ντεμπούτο με μια ασυνήθιστη ιστορία με φόντο τα βουνά της Κιργιζίας για έναν άντρα που ζει στο περιθώριο, τις δύο του γυναίκες και τον εξαφανισμένο γιο του.

«Η δίκη/Process» (2018, Ολλανδία, 125’). Το ντοκιμαντέρ του πολυβραβευμένου δημιουργού Sergey Loznitsa ανασύρει ιστορικά επίκαιρα για να παρουσιάσει μια από τις πρώτες δίκες που ενορχήστρωσε ο Στάλιν, στην οποία εισαγγελείς,μάρτυρες, κατηγορούμενοι και δικαστές ψεύδονται στο κοινό και τον ίδιο τους τον εαυτό.

«Η τέχνη καταστρέφει/Back Held Hands» (2017, Ελλάδα, 104’). Μέσα από τις σχέσεις μιας οικογένειας ηθοποιών κι έναν «Μάκβεθ για τρεις», ο έμπειρος Νίκος Κορνήλιος καταθέτει μία ταινία για την πνευματική κορυφή και την ασυλία της μεγαλοφυΐας.

«Παύση/Pause» (2018, Ελλάδα, Κύπρος, 96’). Στο σκηνοθετικό της ντεμπούτο στη μεγάλου μήκους, η Τώνια Μισιαλή προσεγγίζει το διαχρονικό θέμα της φθοράς των σχέσεων μέσα στο γάμο. Η ταινία έκανε παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα στο διαγωνιστικό τμήμα «East of West» του Κάρλοβι Βάρι.

«Μια ιστορία χωρίς όνομα/Una storia senza nome» (2018, Ιταλία, 110’). Δύο χρόνια μετά τις «Εξομολογήσεις», ο καυστικός Roberto Andò επιστρέφει με μία ευφυή ντραμεντί για τη δύναμη του σινεμά.

«Les estivants/The summer house» (2018, Ιταλία – Γαλλία, 127’) της γνώριμής μας στην Ελλάδα Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Πρόκειται για μία ημι-αυτοβιογραφική ταινία, με την ίδια τη Tedeschi να υποδύεται μία πρόσφατα διαζευγμένη σκηνοθέτρια.

«Μύγες του χειμώνα/Vsechno Bude» (2018, Τσεχία, Σλοβενία, Πολωνία, Σλοβακία,Γαλλία, 85’), ένα κωμικό road-trip που εξυμνεί την αθωότητα και τον αυθορμητισμό της νιότης από τον Σλοβένο Olmo Omerzu, βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Καλύτερου Σκηνοθέτη στο Φεστιβάλ του Κάρλοβι Βάρι.

 

Προσκεκλημένοι σκηνοθέτες


Οι σκηνοθέτες που θα παρευρεθούν στο φεστιβάλ για να παρουσιάσουν τις ταινίες
τους και να μιλήσουν με το κοινό είναι οι: Ελιζαβέτα Στίσοβα, Τώνια Μισιαλή και
Νίκος Κορνήλιος.

 

Μικρού μήκους ταινίες από σπουδαστές σχολών κινηματογράφου

Πριν από τις προβολές του διαγωνιστικού τμήματος, προβάλλονται ταινίες μικρού μήκους από τους σπουδαστές δύο φιλόδοξων κινηματογραφικών σχολών, της Horme Pictures και του New York College. Αυτές είναι: «Διάβαση» (Νίκος Μαθιός), «Δωμάτιο» (Κωνσταντίνος Κατσιάμπουλας), «Versus» (Κώστας Τατάρογλου), «Άσυλα» (Νίκος Βαρβάρογλου), «Bee…my eyes» (Κώστας Λένης), «Το όπλο» (Παναγιώτης Γλυνός), «Τέλος εποχής» (Αλέξης Μαγιάρ Αγγελόπουλος), «Το φιλί» (Γιώργος Λεοντακιανάκος), «After dark» (Κωνσταντίνος Γουργιώτης, Γιώργος Λεοντακιανάκος).

 

Το Πανόραμα Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου διοργανώνεται υπό την καλλιτεχνική
διεύθυνση του Νίνου Φένεκ-Μικελίδη.

 

Επιτροπές Διαγωνιστικού Τμήματος


Τα μέλη της κριτικής επιτροπής Επιτροπή της ΠΕΚΚ είναι οι κριτικοί
κινηματογράφου: Γιάγκος Αντίοχος, Κώστας Ζαλίγκας, Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος.
Την κριτική επιτροπή της FIPRESCI απαρτίζουν οι: Mariola Wiktor από την Πολωνία
(Kino, Magazyn Filmowy), Maksim Kaziuchits από τη Ρωσία (Telecinet, Iskusstvo Kino)
και Νέστορας Πουλάκος (αρχισυντάκτης Vakxikon.gr).
Η επιτροπή του Πανοράματος αποτελείται από τους σκηνοθέτες: Βασίλης Βαφέας,
Μαρίνα Δανέζη και Τώνης Λυκουρέσης.
Το βραβείο κοινού απονέμει 5μελής επιτροπή αναγνωστών του περιοδικού
«Αθηνόραμα».

 

Εισιτήρια
Γενική είσοδος: 5€ (εξαιρούνται οι τελετές έναρξης & λήξης)
Κάρτα διαρκείας 5 προβολών: 15€
Κάρτα διαρκείας 10 προβολών: 30€


Όπως κάθε χρόνο, δίνουμε τη δυνατότητα σε ανέργους και ΑμεΑ να παρακολουθήσουν δωρεάν τις ταινίες του προγράμματος. Συγκεκριμένα, θα διατίθενται για κάθε προβολή 10 δωρεάν εισιτήρια, τα οποία οι ενδιαφερόμενοι θα προμηθεύονται από τα ταμεία των κινηματογράφων 45 λεπτά πριν την έναρξη της προβολής, με σειρά προσέλευσης, μέχρι εξαντλήσεώς τους. Για την ελεύθερη είσοδο είναι απαραίτητη η φυσική παρουσία του ενδιαφερομένου, η επίδειξη τηςεπικυρωμένης και σε ισχύ κάρτα ανεργίας ή αναπηρίας, καθώς και η αστυνομική ταυτότητα.

 

31ο ΠΑΝΟΡΑΜΑ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΟΥ


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Στον κινηματογράφο ΤΡΙΑΝΟΝ

Αφιερωματική προβολή στη μνήμη του Κώστα Βρεττάκου

Σάββατο 24 Νοεμβρίου στις 18.00
Κινηματογράφος Τριανόν

Στο πλαίσιο των ειδικών προβολών, το 31 ο Πανόραμα Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου
διοργανώνει μία αφιερωματική προβολή στη μνήμη του σκηνοθέτη και συγγραφέα
Κώστα Βρεττάκου, που έφυγε από τη ζωή στις 6 Νοεμβρίου.
Η μοναδική ταινία μυθοπλασίας που γύρισε ο Κώστας Βρεττάκος, “Τα παιδιά της
Χελιδόνας”, θα προβληθεί το Σάββατο 24 Νοεμβρίου στις 18.00 στον
κινηματογράφο Τριανόν με εισαγωγική ομιλία από τον κριτικό κινηματογράφου
Γιάννη Μπακογιαννόπουλο.  
Η ταινία αποτελεί μία από τις σπάνιες απόπειρες του εγχώριου κινηματόγραφου να
καταπιαστεί με τον εμφύλιο πόλεμο και το αντάρτικο, με πολλές μπρεχτικές
αναφορές στη σχέση κινηματογράφου και πραγματικότητας.


Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία
Τα παιδιά της Χελιδόνας/The Children of Helidona (Σκην.: Κώστας Βρεττάκος, 1987,
Ελλάδα, 118’)
Πρωταγωνιστούν: Αλέκος Αλεξανδράκης, Μαίρη Χρονοπούλου, Βασίλης
Διαμαντόπουλος, Στέφανος Ληναίος, Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος, Ηλίας Λογοθέτης, Ηρώ
Κυριακάκη, Στέλιος Λιονάκης, Μαρία Μαρτίκα, Βλαδίμηρος Κυριακίδης
Κατά τη διάρκεια του Εμφυλίου έξι αδέλφια από το χωριό Χελιδόνα, χωρίζονται. Τα
τρία στρατολογούνται στους αντάρτες και τα υπόλοιπα πηγαίνουν στην πόλη, σε
αναζήτηση μιας καλύτερης ζωής. Όταν 40 χρόνια μετά ένα από τα αδέλφια
πεθαίνει, τα υπόλοιπα μαζεύονται στο χωριό τους. Κοιτάνε τις ζωές τους, συζητούν, θυμούνται, κάνουν αυτοκριτική. Η ταινία σάρωσε τα Βραβεία και τις Διακρίσεις στο
28ο Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης το 1987.

Ο Κώστας Βρεττάκος (1938-2018) γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Από πολύ νωρίς
γοητεύτηκε από τον κινηματογράφο, τέχνη στην οποία όμως ποτέ δεν αφοσιώθηκε
αποκλειστικά. Σπούδασε κινηματογράφο στην Ελλάδα και την Ιταλία και παράλληλα
με τις κινηματογραφικές του ενασχολήσεις συνέχισε να εργάζεται βιοποριστικά ως
επιμελητής εκδόσεων, παραγωγός διαφημιστικών ταινιών και περιστασιακά ως
δημοσιογράφος. Τον καιρό της δικτατορίας εργάστηκε ως μεταφραστής λαϊκών
μυθιστορημάτων και ως φωτογράφος εγκυκλοπαιδειών. Τις πρώιμες λογοτεχνικές
συνεργασίες με την ''Επιθεώρηση Τέχνης'' ακολούθησαν δύο ποιητικές συλλογές το
1971 και 1977 με τον τίτλο ''Ανάριθμα''. Από το 1977, παράλληλα με τη
φωτογραφική του δραστηριότητα, ασχολήθηκε πάλι με τον κινηματογράφο
γυρίζοντας ως το 1987 μια σειρά από ταινίες από τις οποίες ξεχώρισαν το
ντοκιμαντέρ ''Το στρώμα της καταστροφής'' (1980) και η ταινία μεγάλου μήκους ''Τα
παιδιά της Χελιδόνας'' (1987). Παράλληλα, η μακροχρόνια φωτογραφική του
συνεργασία με την Εμμανουέλα ντε Νόρα οδήγησε στην ίδρυση του εκδοτικού
οίκου ''Τρία Φύλλα''. Από το 1990 εγκατέλειψε πάλι τις εκδόσεις, τη φωτογραφία
και τον κινηματογράφο και ασχολήθηκε με την πολιτική διαχείριση της ελληνικής
κινηματογραφίας αρχικά ως Ειδικός Σύμβουλος Κινηματογραφίας του Υπουργείου
Πολιτισμού (1989), στη συνέχεια ως πρόεδρος του Ελληνικού Κέντρου
Κινηματογράφου (1991-1998) και ως εκπρόσωπος της Ελλάδας στο Eurimages, στο
Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης (1991-2006). Το 2009 εξέδωσε τη μυθιστορία ''Περαστικός
από το Ρέικιαβικ'' (εκδ. Ποταμός), το 2016 το πεζογράφημα ''Ασκήσεις περιέργειας''
(μυθιστορία με αυτοβιογραφικά στοιχεία, σύμφωνα με τον ίδιο, εκδ. Ποταμός), που
τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο του Ιδρύματος Πέτρου Χάρη της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών, και το
2018 την ποιητική συλλογή με νεανικά του ποιήματα, ''Προστιθέμενη αξία'' (εκδ.
Πόλις). Έφυγε από τη ζωή στην Αθήνα στις 6 Νοεμβρίου 2018, σε ηλικία 80 ετών.

Παράλληλη εκδήλωσηΑνοιχτή συζήτηση με θέμα

«Η γυναίκα στον ελληνικό κινηματογράφο»

 

Παρασκευή 23 Νοεμβρίου στις 12.00, Βιβλιοπωλείο Ιανός (Σταδίου 24)


Παρασκευή 23 Νοεμβρίου στις 12.00, Βιβλιοπωλείο Ιανός (Σταδίου 24)
Στις πρώτες του δεκαετίες, ο ελληνικός κινηματογράφος, όπως και οι
κινηματογραφίες πολλών άλλων χωρών, περιόριζε ασφυκτικά το ρόλο των γυναικών
σκηνοθετριών. Χρειάστηκε η παρουσία της Μαρίας Πλυτά για να ανοίξει ο δρόμος
και να φτάσουμε στην Τώνια Μαρκετάκη και τη Φρίντα Λιάππα που, σε μια περίοδο
ισχνών αγελάδων, κατάφεραν να δώσουν σημαντικό έργο.
Τι έχει αλλάξει από τότε στη θέση των γυναικών στο ελληνικό σινεμά; Ποια η
εκπροσώπηση των γυναικών στο χώρο; Ποιες δυσκολίες αντιμετωπίζουν; Πόσο
γνωστό είναι το έργο τους σε σύγκριση με αυτό των ανδρών συναδέλφων τους;
Μπορούμε να μιλάμε για μία νέα γυναικεία κινηματογραφική γλώσσα;
Το φετινό Πανόραμα βάζει τη γυναίκα στο επίκεντρο και δίνει το λόγο σε ελληνίδες
δημιουργούς από όλο το φάσμα του σινεμά για να μας δώσουν τη δική τους οπτική.
Η ανοιχτή συζήτηση με θέμα «Η γυναίκα στον ελληνικό κινηματογράφο» θα
πραγματοποιηθεί την Παρασκευή 23 Νοεμβρίου στις 12.00 στο Βιβλιοπωλείο Ιανός.

Στη συζήτηση συμμετέχουν:
Δώρα Μασκλαβάνου, σκηνοθέτις
Μαργαρίτα Μαντά, σκηνοθέτις
Δήμητρα Χατούπη, ηθοποιός, ιδρύτρια της Σχολής Θεάτρου «Δήλος» καθηγήτρια
σκηνοθεσίας και υποκριτικής
Μαριτίνα Πάσσαρη, ηθοποιός, σκηνοθέτις, σεναριογράφος
Ολυμπία Μυτιληναίου, διευθύντρια φωτογραφίας


Συντονίζει ο καλλιτεχνικός διευθυντής του φεστιβάλ, Νίνος Φένεκ Μικελίδης


 
Internationally acclaimed Greek-Italian actress Valeria Golino comes to Athens


Internationally acclaimed Greek-Italian actress Valeria Golino comes to Athens invited by the Panorama of European Cinema, to present her new film, which will launch the 31st Panorama of European Cinema. Following Cannes, Euphoria will make its Greek Premier on Wednesday 21st of November at 21:30 at Ideal Cinema. The screening is in cooperation with the Greek Production company StraDa Films.

Tickets to the opening night are on sale at Ideal Cinema.

 

On the same day at 12:00 pm Valeria Golino will give a Masterclass at the Journalist Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (Akadimias 20, 3rd floor)


About Valeria Golino

Born in Naples to an Italian father and a Greek Mother, Valeria Golino begun her career as a model at the age of 14. In her 16th year, unconventional director Lina Vermiller gave Golino her first role in the film "Scherzo del destinino in aguatto di diro l'angolo come a brigante da strada". The following year, in 1984, she appeared in the American film ‘’Blind date’’, filmed in Athens, and then in the ‘’Detective school dropouts”. Her first lead role came in 1985 in Peter Del Monte's ‘’Piccoli fuochi’’, with which she was engaged in the same year.

Valeria Golino as a teenager won the award for Best Actress at Venice Film Festival  and the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) Silver Ribbon for her role in ‘‘A tale of Love’’ (1986). After playing in loads of Italian productions, Valeria Golino moved to Los Angeles and became famous for her role as Susanna in the Oscar-winning film ‘’Rainman’’ on the side of Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruz. She would keep returning to her homeland to play in productions such as ‘’Torrents of Spring’’ with Timothy Hatton in the lead role and ‘‘The King's Whore’’ with Timothy Dalton. On the other side of the Anlantic she was cast in some of the most renowned Hollywood Films such as ‘‘Hot Shots!’’ (1991) ‘’Leaving Las Vegas’’ (1996) directed by Mike Figgis,  John Carpenter's ‘‘Escape from L.A’’ (1996) and ‘‘Frida’’ building an international career.

In 1996, she collaborates with the Cypriot director Andreas Pantzis taking on the production and the lead role in the film ‘’I Sfagi tou Kokora’’. The film was screened at Thessaloniki International Film Festival and collected five awards amongst them the award for Best Actress. Five years later, she collaborates again with Andreas Pantzis, taking on the lead role in ‘’Tama’’ who gained the Special Mention of FIPRESCI in the 42nd Thessaloniki Film Festival ‘For the range and depth of thought, the humour of symbolism and the directorial guidance of a film with an epic structure’

In 2003, her lead role in the Italian film ‘‘Respiro’’  led her to win once more the Silver Ribbon from the National Union of Italian Film Critics, Four awards for Best Actress in international festivals as well as one nomination for best actress in the European Film Awards.

After being cast in 90 movies and 3 television shows she made her debut in directing with the feature film “Honey’’(2003) about a young girl who illegally imports into Europe euthanasia drugs. The movie was screened at the Fifteen Day Festival at the Cannes Festival and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and other 22 awards at international festivals. Her second feature film ‘‘Euphoria’’ gained two nominations for Queer Golden Phoenix and the award of the jury in ‘Grand Prix’ of this year’s Cannes Festival.

Currently, Valeria Golino works in both Europe and the USA and collaborates with acclaimed and upcoming directors and actors. She now participates in the making of two films, while two more are in post-production stage.


About the Film

After her directorial debut in 2013 with ‘’Honey’’, Valeria Golino returned to Cannes and in the section ‘Grand Prix’ with her second film, ‘’Euphoria’’. The movie participated in many film festivals, including the Festival of Karlovy Vary, but also in Zurich and Warsaw. Playing the leading parts are Riccardo Scamarcio (Them, JohnWick2) and Valerio Mastandrea (Perfect Strangers, The Place). Valeria Golino, apart from being the director she is also the co-scriptwriter along with Francesca Marciano (Me and You, Honey) and Valia Santella (Honey, My Mother). Acclaimed Italian director Walter is also a co-scriptwriter.

Summary

Matteo is a new entrepreneur, intelligent, daring and dynamic. He lives a life full of challenges. His brother, Ettore, is a school teacher and still lives in the small provincial town where the two were born. He is a wise man with a quiet life in a routine that suits him, a man who consciously chooses to live in the shade. These two completely different people will come close to a critical moment of their lives and they will re-discover each other after years of absence.

Director: Valeria Golino
Writers: Valeria Golino , Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella, in collaboration with Walter Siti
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ferrari
Country: Italy    
Language: Italian
Duration: 115΄


31st Panorama will run from the 22nd of Nomber until the 5th of December at Trianon Cinema

 

www.panoramafest.org

 

Panorama of European Cinema

THE AWAKENING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY

 

‘’What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty?’’. That was one out of the ten examples, that Simone de Beauvoir claimed in her book the "Second Sex", when she had to answer to the question - what is to be a woman. This year’s Panorama intends to reinstate the role of the female throughout cinema history. As Marco Ferreri used to say 45 years ago, "Il futuro é donna", which means, "The future is woman", and that future has arrived therefore, the 31st Panorama of European Cinema will hand the prime leading role, this year to "SHE". Starting from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film ‘’The passion of Joan of Arc’’, which will be screened accompanied by live original music by the composer Nikos Platanos, to great films made by great film makers, such as, Ingmar Bergman and Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese and Costa Gavras, along with films directed by women. This year's Panorama will state the harrowing routes that women had to go through in order to contribute to the evolution of European (and Greek cinema).

In the International Competition Section, the role of women in work, family and their struggle for independence is captured in films such as ‘’Suleiman Mountain’’ of Russian director Elizaveta Stishova, in Marta Bergman's film ‘’Alone at my Wedding’’, in ‘’Pause’’ by the Greek-Cypriot Tonia Mishiali and in the multi-award-winning film ‘’The Gentle Indifference of the World’’ by Adilkhan Yerzhanov from Kazakhstan. In World Cinema Premieres Section, Valeria Golino will be presenting her film ‘’Euforia’’ and Nikos Kornilios will be introducing ‘’ Back Held Hands’’ a film that concerns the past and the life of two traumatized women.

The film industry wasn't so welcoming to women the first two decades, not only in Greece, but also in many other countries of the world. The idea of a female director was strange that sounded like a script from a science fiction movie. This isolation came to an end when Maria Plyta came along and worked her way up to the top, not only for herself, but for all the other women that had dreamt and wanted to work in the film industry. Along with this remarkable woman, we shouldn't forget Tonia Marketaki and Frieda Liappa, two great directors who managed to make it happen, in a period when money was short and all the doors were closed. Thus, Panorama will honor them by showing and sharing with you five of their personal films.

Seven young female painters were inspired by the Greek and European Cinema and created paintings that reveal themes from famous films. Those paintings will be exhibited till the 5th of December at the Art Gallery "StoArt" (Korai Arcade). Six out of the seven films that inspired these young artists are screened this year in the section Special Screenings in the Panorama. These films are: Ingmar Bergman’s ‘’Persona’’, Josef von Sternberg’s ‘’The Blue Angel’’, Luis Buñuel’ s ‘’Belle de Jour’’, Krzystof Kieslowski's ‘’The Double life of Veronique’’, Sally Potter's ‘’Orlando’’ and Jean - Luc Godard's ‘’Vivre sa Vie’’. Also, in the retrospective 100 years after Nikos Papatakis' year of birth, the female figure in two of his films, is controversial -especially at his time- and dominant, like the women in ’’Les abysses’’ based on Jean Genet's drama play " Les Bonnes " and ‘’Gloria Mundi’’.

Panorama made an exceptional difference this year, with a section dedicated to films based on books that were written by novelists that started their careers as journalists with the co-operation of the Journalists Union of Athens Daily News Papers. Therefore, we will get a close up on movies based on books by journalists/novelists like, Jack London (‘’The Sea Wolf’’ by Michael Cutriz), Ernest Heminway (‘’To have and have not’’ by Howard Hawks), Alberto Moravia (‘’Contempt’’ by Jean - Luc Godard), Edgar Alan Poe (‘’Pit and the Pendulum’’ by Roger Corman), Samuel Fuller (‘’Park Row’’ written and directed by him), Hunter S. Thompson (‘’Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’’ by Terry Gilliam), Nikos Kazantzakis (‘’The Last Temptation of Christ’’ by Martin Scorsese) and Vassilis Vassilikos's, (‘’Z’’, by Costa Gavras).

The Festival also dedicates a section to Akira Kurosawa by featuring his film ‘’Ikiru’’. A book dedicated to Kurosawa’s work will be published with reviews from members of the Greek Film Critics Association with some of them presenting the book to the audience and discussing with them, before the screening of the film. Finally, The Panorama of European Cinema supports short films and gives floor to the students from two ambitious Film Schools, Horme Pictures and New York College, to show to the public their first cinematic attempts.

 

Ninos Fenek-Mikelidis.

Director of Panorama

Δημιουργία Σποτ: Θάνος Κουτσανδρέας

Σπικάζ: Νατάσσα Διαμάντη

31st Panorama of European Cinema

From 22 November to 5 December at Trianon Cinema

Opening Ceremony: 21 November at Ideal Cinema

 

Screening Schedule

 

Wednesday, 21 November

OPENING CEREMONY

9.30 μ.μ. | Euforia

2018 | Italy | 115’

Dir. Valeria Golino

A hard situation forces two brothers to come together and discover they’re more alike than they believe.

 

 

Thursday, 22 November

 

6.00 μ.μ. | It Was a Quiet Death

1986 | Greece | 88’

Dir. Φρίντα Λιάππα

A writer abandons her life and her husband and wanders in a vacant and deserted city where she seeks to find herself again.

 7.50 μ.μ. | The Mountain Tears

2018 | Greece | 111’

Dir. Στέλιος Χαραλαμπόπουλος

This is the odyssey of a group of stone craftsmen at the beginnings of stormy 20th century. Far away from their place, hunted, blocked from wars and clashes sooner or later each one of them will disappear and only their leader, like another Ulysses, would keep on wandering.

10.00 μ.μ. | Contempt

1963 | France, Italy | 101’

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Writer Paul Javal is invited to write an all-new script for Homer’s Odyssey, being made in Capri by director Fritz Lang with American funding. While the money is good, Paul is having trouble balancing artistic integrity with financial security-and also having to contend with a marriage crashing onto the rocks. His happy days of marriage to his beautiful wife Camille seem to disappear by the time the movie’s brash American producer Jeremy Prokosch appears between them.

 

Friday, 23 November

 

6.00 μ.μ | Orlando

1992 | UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands| 94’

Dir. Sally Potter

A young nobleman called Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that, he does not age a day. The film follows Orlando’s philosophical quest throughout several centuries, while experiencing a variety of lives and relationships with other people along the way, and even changing sex.

8.00 μ.μ. | Les abysses

1963 | France | 96’

Dir. Νίκος Παπατάκης

Two sisters, working as maids in an isolated farmhouse, aren’t paid due to the economic down-turn of their bosses. The announcement of the house’s sale make them snap out of control into pure insanity, slaughtering their employers.

10.00 μ.μ | IKIRU

1952 | Japan | 143’

Dir. Akira Kurosawa

Kenji Watanabe works as a state employee and along with his other colleagues in his office he does not do an important thing at all. After some medical examinations he learns that he is dying from cancer and he realizes that it’s time for him to give a kind of meaning in his life.

 

Saturday, 24 November

 

4.00 μ.μ. |The Pit and the Pendulum

1961 | USA | 89’

Dir. Roger Corman

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

6.00 μ.μ. | The Children of Helidona

1987 | Greece | 118’

Dir. Κώστας Βρεττάκος

During the Greek Civil War six brothers from Helidona village are separated. Three of them join the communist guerrilla army and the others go to the city in search of a better life. When, 40 years later, one of them dies, the others go back to their village. They look back at their lives, memories and self-criticism dominate their conversations.

8.30 μ.μ. | DOVLATOV

2018 | Russia, Poland, Serbia | 126’

Dir. Aleksey German Jr.

The film charts six days in the life of brilliant writer Sergei Dovlatov who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

11.00 μ.μ. | Belle de Jour

1967 | France, Italy | 100’

Dir. Luis Buñuel

Séverine is married to a handsome young doctor called Pierre. Although she loves her husband dearly, she constantly fantasizes having sex with strangers in order to entertain her sexual needs and desires. When she finds out that an old acquaintance of hers, Henriette is working as a prostitute in a high-class brothel in Paris she doesn’t hesitate to visit the brothel. Although at first feels a little uncomfortable with both the thought and the actual action of having sex with men for money, soon Séverine is hired to work at her obsessive profession as a prostitute herself with the nickname «Belle de Jour» as she works only in the afternoons. Her life takes a turn when a client, Marcel, falls in love with her and decides to claim her.

 

Sunday, 25 November

 

4.00 μ.μ. | The Years of the Big Heat

1991 | Greece | 104’

Dir. Φρίντα Λιάππα

End of a hot summer. A group of holidaymakers continue their holiday on a beach. At this beach, where she was born, Electra lives in wait, alone, ignoring everything about herself. One day Paul arrives. Everything looks both alien and familiar. An unknown virus, a consequence of high temperature, has infected his memory. The love between Electra and Paul is fatal. On the last night, on the night of great heat, the place remembers its past and the pair of lovers sink into memory.

6.00 μ.μ. | Park Row

1952 | USA | 83’

Dir. Samuel Fuller

The story starts in 1886 New York where most newspapers are located in Park Row Street. The ‘’Globe’’ is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by ‘’The Star’’. The two newspapers become enemies and the’’ Star’s’’ ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

8.00 μ.μ. | The passion of Joan of Arc

1928 | France | 97’

Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the final hours leading up to her execution, Dreyer depicts her torment in his film, a landmark of cinema and one of the best silent films ever made, not only due to its production, but mainly due to Dreyer’s expressionistic lighting and painfully intimate close-ups. The screenplay was based largely on a contemporary transcript of Joan’s trial for heresy which led to her execution. Renée Maria Falconetti’s portrayal of Joan is considered one of the best on-screen performances in the history of cinema, and far ahead of her time.

10.15 μ.μ. | My Life to Live

1962 | France | 80’

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Nana’s story told in twelve brief episodes. Nana, a beautiful Parisian in her early twenties dreams of becoming an actress. After failing in fulfilling her dream of becoming a film star she drifts into prostitution in order to make ends meet. She meets a pimp called Raul. But when she attempts to break away, nothing will go as planned.

 

Monday, 26 November

 

6.00 μ.μ. | The Sea Wolf

1941 |USA | 100’

Dir. Michael Curtiz

An odd group of people find themselves aboard ‘’The Ghost’’, a sealing schooner captained by the hard taskmaster, Wolf Larson. George Leach is on the run from the police as is Ruth Webster who has escaped from a women’s penitentiary. Also aboard is a young writer, Humphrey van Weyden. He and Webster were fished out of the sea and Larson refuses to put them ashore. Larson is a cruel brute who will have his sailors beaten for the smallest infraction. The three try to escape but without success…

8.00 μ.μ. | Approach

2017 | Greece | 95’

Dir. Τώνης Λυκουρέσης

Five stopped elevators. Unknown to each other, they are trapped. They look like ordinary people, but they all have internal phobias, hidden agendas and oppressed feelings. The tension is staggered. There is no communication - only bittersweets, angry men and women. Hell in four squares. The war begins.

10.00 μ.μ. | Z

1969 | France, Algeria,| 127’

Dir. Κώστας Γαβράς

In a military-led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military demonstration. The organization’s leader is scheduled to arrive the day of the demonstration. During the protest, some strangers manage to assassinate him. The official report is that the incident was an accident. In reality, the deputy’s death was murder orchestrated by the secret police. Thrown into the mix is a photojournalist who’s looking for the truth.

 

Tuesday, 27 Νovember

 

6.00 μ.μ. | To Have and Have Not

1944 | USA | 100’

Dir. Howard Hawks

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie “Slim” Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days…

8.00 μ.μ. | The Shepherds of Calamity

1967 | Greece, France | 120’

Dir. Νίκος Παπατάκης

Set in the days of Holy Easter, the film, a seemingly melodramatic story, becomes an allegory of Greek society at the time of the junta. Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marriage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But Despina’s father, refuses to give his blessings and wants Despina to marry a more wealthy gentleman, named Yankos. The wealthy and spoiled Yankos plots to break up the romantic union between Thanos and Despina, while the young lovers plot to run away.

10.20 μ.μ. | Persona

1966 | Sweden | 85’

Dir. Ingmar Bergman

Elisabet Vogler is a famous actress who suddenly becomes mute on stage during a performance of Elektra. The young actress becomes catatonic refusing to talk or move. A young nurse called Alma is assigned to be her caretaker. After spending three months in a psychiatric hospital the doctors are determined that Elizabet’s condition is due to the lack of willpower, so she is sent to a secluded seaside house for recovery with Alma to look after her. The two women spend a lot of time alone together and soon form a powerful bond.

 

Wednesday, 28 Νovember

 

5.30 μ.μ. | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1998 | USA | 118’

Dir. Terry Gilliam

Raoul Duke is a drug addled journalist. He is sent to cover a motorcycle race as an article for his magazine but then the situation escalates into him and his psychotic attorney Dr Gonzo who is searching for the American dream aided by almost every drug known to man, which they carry in the trunk of their red convertible car.

8.00 μ.μ. | The Blue Angel

1930 | Germany | 108’

Dir. Josef von Sternberg

Immanuel Rath is a strict and conservative professor with a well ordered life. When he discovers that some of his students have been spending much of their time at a sleazy cabaret called The Blue Angel he decides to pay a visit to the establishment. There he falls in love with the cabaret singer Lola and his life soon spins dangerously out of control with devastating consequences.

10.00 μ.μ. | GLORIA MUNDI

1976 | France | 130’

Dir. Νίκος Παπατάκης

Hamdias, a film director, has just started filming a movie whose main theme is torture. During filming the limits between reality and fiction seem to gradually vanish. The film is soon interrupted, mainly because Hamdias is killed under tragic circumstances. After a while, Gaila, his girlfriend and also the main actress of his film, sets about continuing his work...a deeply disturbing film about human frame of mind which, at its first screening in April 1976, was withdrawn from the three Parisian cinemas in less than a week.

 

Thursday, 29 November

 

5.45 μ.μ. | The Price of Love

1984 | Greece | 110’

Dir. Τώνια Μαρκετάκη

The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four children works in a factory in Corfu in the early 20th century. A fallen nobleman wants to marry the older daughter and take advantage of their few economies. So he kidnaps the daughter and negotiates the dowry with her mother. But the girl refuses to marry him when she wakes up to the fact that he is only looking out for his own interests. She then decides to start working in order to earn money to raise the child she is expecting.

8.00 μ.μ. | Crossing

2018 | Greece | 5’

Dir. Νίκος Μαθιός

A young woman is having a pleasant walk in the forest. Or not?

Room

2018 | Greece | 7’

Dir. Κωνσταντίνος Κατσιάμπουλας

A woman tries to sort out the mess in her room.

Winter Flies

2018 | Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France| 85’

Dir. Olmo Omerzu

Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery in this road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the innocence and impulsiveness of youth.

10.00 μ.μ. | YULI

2018 | Spain, Κούβα/Cuba, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο/UK, Γερμανία/Germany,| 109’

Dir. Icíar Bollaín

Yuli is a gifted boy who doesn’t want to be a dancer but who, forced by his father Pedro, and tutored by the professor and director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, Cherry, will become one of the best dancers of his generation, breaking taboos on becoming the first black dancer to play Romeo at the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged his stellar career and his legend for 17 years.

Friday, 30 November

 

6.00 μ.μ. | The Girl with the Golden Hair

1978 | Greece | 95’

Dir. Τώνης Λυκουρέσης

A young and beautiful woman, widow of a migrant in Germany, comes with her daughter in Zakynthos, has a love affair with a progressive teacher of a village and helps him to revive a popular play. Finally, after the infinite difficulties she encounters, the prejudices and the local intolerance she is forced to leave the island.

8.00 μ.μ. | VERSUS

2018 | Greece | 9’

Dir. Κώστας Τατάρογλου

When a man claims a fifty from a beggar, none of them is expecting what is coming next

SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN / Sulayman too

2017 | Russia ,Kyrgyzstan, | 101’

Dir. Elizaveta Stishova

Karabas is a difficult man; hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-ina-man’s body who puts only himself first in his family. When his former wife, calls to tell him she has found their long-lost son, Uluk, Karabas rushes to her, much to the dismay of his present pregnant wife, Turganbyubyu. Karabas is caught between his two families, the present and the past.

10.00 μ.μ. | Asylums

2018 | Greece | 8’

Dir. Νίκος Βαρβάρογλου

Three stories of a contemporary Greece

 Alone at my Wedding / Seule à mon Marriage

2018 | Belgium | 121’

Dir. Marta Bergman

Pamela, a young Roma, is different from the other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. Trying to set her goals, Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. She will desperately try to make things better for her daughter.

 

Saturday, 1 December

 

4.00 μ.μ. | La Photo

1986 | France | 110’

Dir. Νίκος Παπατάκης

Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to immigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos Tzivas, who has been living there since 1950. With him, he takes nothing from his homeland but a photograph of a person that he finds on the pavement. After arriving in Paris he asks Gerassimos to help him in finding work there but a misunderstanding around the photograph occurs, setting off a series of dramatic events.

6.00 μ.μ. | BEE…MY EYES

2018 | Greece | 10’

Dir. Κώστας Λένης

When a beekeeper helps a blind woman

JUMPMAN / Podbrosy

2018 | Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France, | 90’

Dir. Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Teenager Denis was abandoned as a child by his mother and lives in an orphanage. He has congenital analgesia, a disorder that makes it impossible for him to feel physical pain. Now his mother Oksana is back to claim him, but as the orphanage director will not let him leave, as he does not trust her, the two come up with an escape plan.

8.00 μ.μ. | The Gun

2018 | Ελλάδα | 5’

Dir. Παναγιώτης Γλυνός

A captain commands his soldiers to complete one difficult task in order to become tougher

ΤΕΛΟΣ ΕΠΟΧΗΣ

2018 | Greece | 6’

Dir. Αλέξης Μαγιάρ Αγγελόπουλος

Odysseas confronts his parents in a hard family environment which is on the verge of collapse.

Agape

2017 | Croatia | 87’

Dir. Branko Schmidt

Miran is an unconventional priest who prepares children for the ceremony of Confirmation. One of them is Goran, an orphaned teenage boy who enjoys Miran’s attention. One day, a new boy moves into the neighborhood, and immediately becomes Miran’s new pet student. Goran gets jealous and admits being in a sexual relationship with the priest, which sets in motion a series of unfortunate events.

10.00 μ.μ. | The Last Temptation of Christ

1988 | Canada, USA | 164’

Dir. Martin Scorsese

The life of Jesus Christ and his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do. Jesus in the film is presented as a man who wrestles with the human side of his nature, faces multiple temptations, and finally comes to terms with his role as the Messiah.

 

Sunday, 2 December

 

4.15 μ.μ. | Crystal Nights

1992 | Greece, France, Switzerland | 138’

Dir. Τώνια Μαρκετάκη

A German woman, a modern witch, falls in love with a Jew. When he tries to escape her domination, she commits suicide, to return to life in the body of a young girl.

7.00 μ.μ. | The Kiss

2018 | Greece | 14’

Dir. Γιώργος Λεοντακιανάκος

A dynamic, but lonely woman, invites her ex to her place in order to celebrate his birthday. He is hoping for a reconciliation, but is this what she has in mind

Back Held Hands

2017 | Greece | 120’

Dir. Νίκος Κορνήλιος

After suffering a heart attack, a famous theatrical actor wants to bring back his two daughters from Belgium and France. In order to keep them by his side, he offers them to stage a new version of Macbeth called Macbeth for Three. During rehearsals, certain truths rise from the past along with bitterness and anger towards an ever-absent father who was always drawn into his craft. He challenges his actresses-daughters to take advantage of their troubled past to perform better.

10.00 μ.μ. | The Summer House

2018 | Italy, France | 127’

Dir. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Anna, a director, had just a break-up. She goes with her daughter to a large and beautiful property on the French Riviera for a few days of vacation. In the midst of her family, friends, and employees, Anna must manage both her break-up and the writing of her new film. It won’t be that easy…

 

Monday, 3 December

 

5.30 μ.μ. | The double life of Véronique

1991 | France, Poland, Norway,| 98’

Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

Two identical young women who live in different countries, Weronika in Poland and Véronique in France share a special metaphysical bond. They don’t know each other, but their lives are profoundly connected and follow as well an eerily similar course. The girls are like doubles: physically and mentally similar, both blessed with musical talent. And there are many other parallels in their lives as well; they both have the same serious health problem. The collapse of Weronica during a concert in Kraków radically affects Véronique’s life.

7.30 μ.μ. | AFTER DARK

2017 | Ελλάδα | 19’

Dir. Κωνσταντίνος Γουργιώτης, Γιώργος Λεοντακιανάκος

A 27 years old woman orders a canvas on the internet. From the time she receives the canvas at home unexpected things happen

Pause

2018 | Greece, Cyprus | 96’

Dir. Τώνια Μισιαλή

In a desperate attempt to escape from the misery of a loveless marriage, Elpida finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence towards her oppressive husband. When a young painter is employed to paint the building she lives in, she finds herself confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. Soon fantasy and reality start to blur.

10.00 μ.μ. | The Stolen Caravaggio

2018 | Italy, France | 110’

Dir. Roberto Andò

Valeria works as a secretary for a film producer, all the while ghostwriting for a “successful” screenwriter on the sly. One day, the woman is approached by a mysterious retired policeman who tells her a story of a crime. But the story turns out to be a dangerous one: the “Story without name” is in fact about the mysterious theft of a famous picture by Caravaggio, The Nativity, carried out in Palermo in 1969 by the Mafia.

 

Tuesday, 4 December

 

5.30 μ.μ. | Les équilibristes

1992 | France | 120’

Dir. Νίκος Παπατάκης

Α revealing and intimate portrait of the writer, poet and circus lover («because you are really in danger of killing yourself», as he said) Jean Genet during the least productive (concerning his writing) period of his life where he used his art and philosophy to lead his lovers towards perfection. In particular, the film focuses on his ephemeral and turbulent relationship with Arab Abdullah who, shortly after his separation with Genet, ended his life since he couldn’t bare the rejection of his former mentor and lover.

8.00 μ.μ. | The Gentle Indifference of the World / Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira

2018 | Kazakhstan, France, | 100’

Dir. Adilkhan Yerzhanov

After her father’s death, Saltanat is forced to sacrifice her virtue in order to pay off the family debt and save her mother from imprisonment. With her devoted admirer and childhood friend at her side, she sets out for the big city where she is to be sold by a kindly uncle to a solvent groom. But a forced moral compromise will not save the situation, and Saltanat and her faithful friend find themselves in ever more desperate situations. An epic story of pure love as the only true value in a world obsessed with wealth and power.

10.00 μ.μ. | Process / The Trial

2018 | Netherlands | 125’

Dir. Sergey Loznitsa

In 1930 in Moscow, USSR the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d’état. The charges are fabricated and the punishment, if convicted, is death. Sergey Loznitsa’s documentary uses unique archive footage to present one of Stalin’s first show trials as an actor-led theatrical performance in which prosecutors, witnesses, defendants and judges lie to themselves, to the audience and to the world.

 

Wednesday, 5 December

 

5.00 μ.μ. | Love Wanders in the Night

1981 | Greece | 90’

Dir. Φρίντα Λιάππα

Irene and Stella are two sisters who grew up in the province and now live in Athens. They stay in an apartment overlooking a summer cinema. They are approaching forty; they are still virgins and dependent on one another. Their only relative, their cousin Stephanos, with whom they were both in love, is living in Paris. When he returns and visits them, the balance between them is disrupted. Stephanos convinces Irini to leave with him, and Stella commits suicide.

 

CLOSING CEREMONY

9.00 μ.μ. | AYKA

2018 | Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany, Poland, China| 100’

Dir. Sergey Dvortsevoy

Ayka just gave birth. She can’t afford to raise a child. She has no job, debts to be paid, not even a room of her own. But there is no way to suppress her natural instincts.

 The Award Ceremony of the 31st Panorama of European Cinema will take place before the screening of the film.

 

 

 

Detailed Programme

 

31st Panorama of European Cinema

November 22 – December 5, Trianon Cinema

Opening ceremony: November 21st at Ideal Cinema

 

The Panorama of European Cinema, Athens’ oldest film festival, is this year held from the 22nd of November until the 5th of December at Trianon Cinema. The official opening ceremony will be held separately on the 21st of November at Ideal Cinema. Parallel events will also be held in different venues.

The focal point of this year’s 31st Panorama is the rich, polymorphous and often surprising world of women. The festival reintroduces the diverse roles of women through cinema, from the newest to the oldest. If The Future is Woman as Marco Ferreri was telling us 34 years ago, that future is already here, therefore the 31st Panorama of European Cinema has resolved to offer women the main part in this year’s programme of events.

It is our pleasure and honour to host in this year’s Panorama of European Cinema the Greek-Italian actress Valeria Golino that will present, this time from the director’s chair, her newest film “Euforia”, the Russian actress and director Elizaveta Stishova and her directorial debut “Suleiman Mountain” and Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali and her first feature film “Pause”.

In recognition of their services to the art of the cinema, the Panorama’s Special Award will be presented to: composer Michalis Christidoulidis, director Tony Lycouresis and actress Vera Krouska.

 

International Competition Section

Following the annual tradition, recent European productions compete for the prize by participating in an international competition. This year’s prizes will be awarded by the juries of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), the Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK) and the Panorama’s directors’ committee, while the Audience Award will be awarded by the Athinorama Magazine readers’ committee.

 

The competing films are:

Agape (2017, Croatia, 87’). Veteran director Branko Schmidt, one of the most distinctive representatives of Croatian cinematography, returns with “Agape”, a pointed criticism about a society in decline, church practices and a neglected youth.

Alone at My Wedding (2018, Belgium, 121’). Romanian Marta Bergman makes her directorial debut in this feature film describing the journey of young Roma Pamela as she tries to break away from the traditions that suffocate her.

The Gentle Indifference of the World (2018, Kazakhstan, France, 100’). An epic story of innocent love in a world obsessed with wealth and power from independent director Adilkhan Yerzhanov. The film was an official selection in the category “Un Certain Regard” of the Cannes Film Festival.

Jumpman (2018, Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France, 90’). This is the third feature film by Russian Ivan I. Tverdovsky about a boy with congenital analgesia. The film received a Special Jury Mention in 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Suleiman Mountain (2017, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, 101’). Russian director Elizaveta Stishova makes an impressive directorial debut with an unusual story set in the Kyrgyz mountains about a marginalized man, his two wives and his missing son.

The Trial (2018, The Netherlands, 125’). Award-winning filmmaker Sergey Loznitsa’s documentary on one of the first trials orchestrated by Stalin, in which the prosecutors, witnesses, defendants and judges lie to both the audience and themselves.

Winter Flies (2018, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France, 85’). A comical road-trip celebrating youth’s innocence and spontaneity from Slovenian Olmo Omerzu, recipient of the Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Back Held Hands (2017, Greece, 104’). In this film by experienced filmmaker Nikos Kornilios the relationships between the members of a family of actors denote the spiritual apex and immunity of genius. The main roles are played by Kostas Arzoglou, Aurora Marion and Katia Leclerc O’ Wallis. The film was officially selected to participate in São Paulo International Film Festival and the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Pause (2018, Greece, Cyprus, 96’). Making her directorial debut in a feature film, Tonia Mishiali approaches the timeless subject of relationship deterioration within marriage. The film premiered internationally at the “East of West” Competitive Section at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The Stolen Caravaggio (2018, Italy, 110’). Two years after The Confessions, trenchant Roberto Andò returns with a clever dramedy about the power of cinema.

The Summer House (2018, Italy – France, 127’). A film by the familiar to Greek audiences Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. A semi-autobigraphical film, Tedeshi is also acting in the film playing the role of a recently divorced director.

 

World Cinema Premieres

The section “World Cinema Premieres” includes six movies produced this year that have participated in large international festivals, premiering now under the auspices of the 31st Panorama. This year’s films are: Ayka by Kazak director Sergey Dvortsevoy, nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes International Film Festival, which is to be screened at the festival’s closing ceremony, Dovlatov by Russian director Aleksey German Jr, nominated for a Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival, Yuli by director Icial Bollain, a family drama unfolding amidst the Spanish crisis, Approach, a multiple-perspective film by veteran filmmaker Tony Lycouresis and The Mountain Tears, which follows the odyssey of a party of stonemasons by Stelios Charalampopoulos.

It will also be the Greek national premiere of Euforia, the new film by internationally acclaimed actress Valeria Golino who sits in the director’s seat for a second time. After its screening in Cannes but before its release in Greek cinemas by StraDa Films, Euforia will open the 31st Panorama of European Cinema. The opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 21st at Ideal Cinema, and will be attended by the Greek-Italian star that is also to converse with the audience.

Opening ceremony tickets can be purchased beforehand at Ideal Cinema.

 

The 31st Panorama programme also includes the following tributes:

7 Women – 7 Films

The seven international films selected for this year’s tribute have a definitive, distinctive, absolute female protagonist. Those films are: The Blue Angel by Josef von Sternberg (which established Marlene Dietrich as an international star), My Life to Live, one of the most notable films of nouvelle vague starring Jean-Luc Godard’s muse, Anna Karina, Ingmar Bergmann’s masterpiece Persona, Luis Bunuel’s greatest box office success Belle de Jour starring Catherine Deneuve, The Double Life of Véronique, the film that established Krzysztof Kieslowski in international cinematography, diverse Sally Potter’s Orlando and the deeply political film The Girl with Golden Hair by “our own” Tony Lycouresis, which this year celebrates its 40-year anniversary since its premiere in 1978.

 

Journalists/ Novelists inspire directors

One of the most interesting programmes of the Panorama is that of the section dedicated to films based on the works of novelists that began their careers as journalists – a tribute organised in collaboration with the Educational Department of ESIEA (Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers). During this tribute we’ll be shown films from journalists/writers such as Jack London (The Sea Wolf, dir. Michael Curtiz), Ernest Hemingway (To Have and Have Not, dir. Howard Hawks), Alberto Moravia (Contempt, dir. Jean-Luc Godard), Edgar Allan Poe (The Pit and the Pendulum, dir. Roger Corman), Samuel Fuller (Park Row, dir. Samuel Fuller himself), Hunter Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, dir. Terry Gilliam), Nikos Kazantzakis (The Last Temptation of Christ, dir. Martin Scorsese) and Vasilis Vasilikos (Z, dir. Costa Gavras).

 

Nikos Papatakis – 100 years since his birth

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary since the birth of Nikos Papatakis, the Panorama is honored to present a retrospective on the work of one of the foremost filmmakers of Greek Diaspora. During this feature the films screened include: Les Abysses (1963), based on the theatrical play The Maids by Jean Genet and an object of analysis of many French intellectuals, The Shepherds of Calamity (1967), an allegory of the society during the military junta in Greece, Gloria Mundi (1976) which caused uproar and was withdrawn from Parisian cinemas from the first week of screening, La Photo (1986), one of Papatakis’ most lyrical films and Les équilibristes (1992), a distinctive, revealing portrait of writer, poet and circus enthusiast Jean Genet.

 

Tonia Marketaki and Frieda Liappa

The 31st Panorama of European cinema pays tribute to two Greek female filmmakers that stood out in the male-dominated world of domestic cinematography of their time, leaving their indelible mark. Two-and-a-half decades after their deaths, the works of Frieda Liappa and Tonia Marketaki continue to enjoy widespread acceptance inspiring young filmmakers of both sexes. The films chosen for this tribute are: Love Wanders in the Night (dir. Frieda Liappa, 1981, 90’), It was a Quiet Death (dir. Frieda Liappa, 1986, 88’), The Years of the Big Heat (dir. Frieda Liappa, 1991, 94’), The Price of Love (dir. Tonia Marketaki, 1984, 110’), Crystal Nights (dir. Tonia Marketaki, 1992, 138’).

 

Special screenings

In the context of special screenings, the Panorama organizes three mini-screenings dedicated in memory of the Greek film director and writer Kostas Vrettakos, the Japanese Akira Kurosawa (in cooperation with the Greek Film Critics Association) and the Danish Carl Theodor Dreyer.

The passion of Joan of Arc (Dir.: Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, France, 97’)

A masterpiece of silent film that watches the trial of Joan of Arc. Based on the trial’s authentic records, it is considered a landmark in film history, due to its exceptional production, astonishing scenery and original costumes as well as Dreyer’s extraordinary directness and skillfulness. The emblematic performance by Renee Maria Falconetti, is rated among the best performances in history.

The film will be screened on Sunday, November 25th, accompanied by an original live music performance by the composer Nikos Platanos.

Ikiru (Dir.:Akira Kurosawa, 1952, Japan, 143’)

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant who spends his day at the office with the other bureaucrats doing absolutely nothing. After some medical examinations he finds out that he is dying from cancer and his last will is to give his life a meaning. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Festival.

The Children of Helidona (Dir.: Kostas Vrettakos, 1987, Greece, 118’)

During the civil war, six brothers from the village Helidona, are separated. Three of them join the guerrillas and the rest go to the city, in search of a better life. 40 years later, when one of the brothers dies, the others gather in the village. They look through their lives, discuss, recall, regret. The film swept the board at the 28th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

 

Short films from students of Schools of Film Studies

The Panorama of European Cinema supports short films and gives the floor to the students from two ambitious Schools of Film, the Horme Pictures and the New York College, to show to the public their first cinematic attempts. In its 31st version, the festival will show nine short films which highlight the big thematic and aesthetic variety of quests of the new cinematographers.

 

Parallel events

Art exhibition “7” curated by Yiannis Psychopedis

7 women creators choose 7 films from the Greek and European cinema and open an artistic dialogue with them.

Participating: Ifigenia Avramopoulou, Peny Monogiou, Aliki Pappa, Vaso Tzouti, Despina Tsakni, Despina Flessa, Elena Chasalevri.

Opening: Tuesday, November 13th at 19.00, STOart Koraïs Gallery (4 Koraïs st.-inside the arcade)

Duration: until December 6th, Monday-Friday, 10:00-20:00

 

Masterclass: Valeria Golino

The film director and actress will share with the promising film directors and cinema lovers her years of experience in the international cinematic firmament.

Wednesday, November 21st at 12:00, Lecture room of the Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers(JUADN) Cultural Foundation (20 Acadimias st., 3rd floor)

 

Open discussion: “The female characters in the Greek Cinema”

The names of the participants will be announced soon.

Friday, November 23rd at 12:00, at the bookstore Ianos (24 Stadiou st.)

 

The Panorama of European Cinema is organized under the artistic direction of Ninos Fenek-Mikelidis.

 

Committees of the Competition Section

Greek Film Critics Association Jury: Giagos Andiochos, Kostas Zaligas, Giannis Papadopoulos.

The jury of FIPRESCI is composed of: Mariola Wiktor from Poland (Kino Magazyn Filmowy), Maksim Kaziuchits from Russia (Telecinet, Iskusstvo Kino) and Nestoras Poulakos (head editor Vakxikon.gr).

The Panorama Jury is composed of the film directors: Vasilis Vafeas, Marina Danezi and Tonis Lykouresis.

The Audience Award presents a five-member committee from readers of the “Athinorama” magazine.

 

Tickets

General admission: 5€ (except opening and closing ceremonies)

5-screening pass card: 15€

10-screening pass card: 30€

Like every year, we give the opportunity to the unemployed and people with disabilities to watch all of the program’s films for free. In particular, for every screening 10 free tickets will be provided to those interested, subject to availability. The tickets will be distributed in a first come first served basis at the cinema’s box-office 45 minutes before the starting of the screening. For free entrance it is required physical presence of the person for whom the ticket is issued, as well as presentation of valid certified unemployment or disability card together with personal identity.

Una storia senza nome

 

The Stolen Caravaggio

(Una storia senza nome)

Ιταλία/Italy, Γαλλία/France, 2018, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Roberto Andò | Σεν./Scr.: Roberto Andò, Angelo Pasquini, Giacomo Bendotti | Φωτ./Cin.: Maurizio Calvesi | Μοντ./Ed.: Esmeralda Calabria | Μουσ./ Mus.: Marco Betta | Ηθ./Cast.: Laura Morante, Alessandro Gassman, Micaela Ramazzotti, Renato Scarpa, Jerzy Skolimowski | Παρ./Prod.: BiBi Film,Agat Films & Cie, Rai Cinema (in collaboration with), Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT) (support), European Union (support), Regione Lazio (support) | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 110’

Valeria works as a secretary for a film producer, all the while ghostwriting for a “successful” screenwriter on the sly. One day, the woman is approached by a mysterious retired policeman who tells her a story of a crime. But the story turns out to be a dangerous one: the “Story without name” is in fact about the mysterious theft of a famous picture by Caravaggio, The Nativity, carried out in Palermo in 1969 by the Mafia.

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