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ΠΑΝΙΚΟΣΕλλάδα/Greece, 1969, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Σταύρος Τσιώλης/Stavros Tsiolis | Σεν./Scr.: Σταύρος Τσιώλης/Stavros Tsiolis | Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Αρβανίτης/Giorgos Arvanitis | Μοντ./Ed.: Βασίλης Συρόπουλος/Vasilis Syropoulos  | Μουσ./Mus.: Κώστας Καπνίσης/Kostas Kapnisis | Ηθ./Cast: Κώστας Καζάκος/Kostas Kazakos, Σπύρος Καλογήρου/Spyros Kalogirou, Νίκος Γαλανός/Nikos Galanos, Άγγελος Αντωνόπουλος/Angelos Antonopoulos | Παρ./Prod.: Φίνος Φιλμ/Finos Film | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 89’

Returning from a business trip, Markos learns that his sick son has been abducted. He accepts to pay for the ransom demanded by the kidnappers and police officer Makridis makes sure to give them marked bills in order to trace them. The kidnappers will be trapped and will have to confront the police.
At Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1969, the film won the Greek Competition Award for Best Music.

 

ItMustBeHeaven1Γαλλία/France, Γερμανία/Germany, Καναδάς/Canada, Τουρκία/Turkey, Κατάρ/Qatar, Παλαιστίνη/Palestine, 2019, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Elia Suleiman | Σεν./Scr.: Elia Suleiman | Φωτ./Cin.: Sofian El Fani | Μοντ./Ed.: Véronique Lange | |Ηθ./Cast: Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Gael García Bernal, Grégoire Colin, François Girard, Alain Dahan | Παρ./Prod.:  Abbout Productions, Possible Media, Possibles Média, Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 97’

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

The film received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival as well as the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in Competition.

The opening film of this year’s 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is the film “It Must Be Heaven” directed by Elia Suleiman. The film received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival last May as well as the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in Competition.

On Thursday the 21st of November at TRIANON cinema (Kodrigktonos 21), the Palestinian director, a permanent dweller of Paris and friend of the Festival, will be visiting our city in order to attend the Athenian film premier (start time: 20.30) in collaboration with SEVEN FILMS and have a Q&A session with the audience right after the screening.

 

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About the film/Plot Summary

ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNKU9X_rawI

 

“Filmmaker and actor Elia Suleiman uses his own face and body to express the soul of Palestine in his films, and nowhere more so than in his droll new comedy, It Must Be Heaven.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Suleiman’s comic method is sly subversive. His keenly observed episodes can seem like unrelated black comic incidents, until the whole fabric of his theme begins to appear.”
The New York Times

“Suleiman’s always a reliable charmer, with a penchant for funneling the language of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton into moving-image editorials about his troubled homeland.”
Indiewire



The next day, on Friday the 22nd of November at 12.00 p.m., Elia Suleiman will be giving a masterclass at IANOS bookstore (Stadiou 24, Athens). More information will be announced shortly.

About Elia Suleiman

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Elia Suleiman was born in 1960 in Nazareth and lived in New York from 1981 to 1993. During his stay there, he directed his first two short films “Introduction to the End of an Argument” and “Homage by Assassination” that both won numerous awards. In 1994 Suleiman moved to Jerusalem and was entrusted with the task of developing a Film and Media Department at Birzeit University with funding support from the European Commission. His essays and articles have been published in English, Arabian, and French.

His first feature film "Chronicle of a Disappearance" won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. His second feature "Divine Intervention" won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI).

His next film “The Time That Remains” competed in the Cannes Film Festival while his last feature film “It Must Be Heaven” received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival (2019) as well as the FIPRESCI Prize.

                                 

 

The 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (21/11-4/12, Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (28/11-4/12, Sevastoupoleos 117).

The full festival program, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be gradually announced within the following days.

BIG HIT 2Ελλάδα/ Greece, 2012, μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Κάρολος Ζωναράς/Karolos Zonaras | Σεν./Scr.: Κάρολος Ζωναράς/Karolos Zonaras | Φωτ./Cin.: Διονύσης Ευθυμιόπουλος/Dionysis Efthymiopoulos | Μοντ./Ed.: Ελένη Τόγια/Eleni Togia | Μουσ/Mus.: Αλέξανδρος Χρηστάρας & Μιχάλης Νιβολιανίτης/ Alexander Christaras & Michalis Nivolianitis | Ηθ./Cast: Μελέτης Γεωργιάδης/ Meletis Georgiadis, Katia O’Wallis, Γρηγόρης Γαλάτης/Grigoris Galatis| Παρ./Prod.: Katia Veronique Leclerc | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 95’

While investigating the murder of a fellow colleague, Lieutenant Aristeidis Kormas uncovers a dirty conspiracy where organized crime and law enforcement are two sides of the same coin.

The film is a remake of Fritz Lang’s film-noir “The Big Heat” (1953)

 

 

The 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (21/11-4/12, Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (28/11-4/12, Sevastoupoleos 117).


The full festival program, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be announced gradually in the following days.


Today we give a sneak preview of our first Tribute entitled “Film Noir in the Greek Cinema”
About this Tribute the Festival Director Ninos Mikelidis wrote:


“Thanks to crime novels and Yannis Maris’ screenplays ("The Man on the Train", "Murder Backstage", "Crime in Kolonaki" and “Doubts") and thanks to Greek filmmakers’ love and persistence for this particular genre that emerged and flourished in Hollywood during the decades of 1940 and 1950, the film noir genre made its first striking appearance in Greece in the early 1960s.
A genre that stood out due to its dark atmosphere -all films were shot in black and white film which highlighted the ideal dark atmosphere borrowing many of its elements from German Expressionism)- due to its characters’ typology -femme fatale, flawed heroes- and finally due to its plot: violent crimes, underworld, betrayal and brutal violence.
Starting with Greek filmmakers such as Dinos Katsouridis, Erricos Andreou, Dinos Dimopoulos, Sokrates Kapsaskis followed by Giorgos Karypidis, Dimitris Stavrakas, Dimitris Panayiotatos, Nikos Grammatikos, Yannis Economides and Karolos Zonaras, Greek Cinema features an extensive list of films with noir elements that did not lose their beauty, atmosphere and dynamic through time.”

 

 “Film Noir in the Greek Cinema” Tribute will present a selection of Award-winning films that will be screened (in alphabetical order):

 

Murder Backstage
Dinos Katsouridis, 1960


Nightmare
Erricos Andreou, 1961


The Confrontation/ Dangerous Game
Giorgos Karypidis, 1982


Night with Silena
Dimitris Panayiotatos, 1986


Misunderstanding
Dimitris Stavrakas, 1983


U-Turn
Nikos Grammatikos, 1991


Κnifer
Yannis Economides, 2010


Big Hit
Karolos Zonaras, 2012


The Hot Month of August
Sokrates Kapsaskis, 1966

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ΖΕΣΤΟΣ ΜΗΝΑΣ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ 3Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1966, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Σωκράτης Καψάσκης/Sokrates Kapsaskis | Σεν./Scr.: Σωκράτης Καψάσκης/Sokrates Kapsaskis | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Παπακωνσταντής/Dimitris Papakonstadis | Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Κατσουρίδης/Dinos Katsouridis | Ηθ./Cast: Πέτρος Φυσσούν/Petros Fyssoun, Γιάννης Φέρτης/Giannis Fertis, Μπέτυ Αρβανίτη/Betty Arvaniti | Παρ./Prod.: Βικτωρία Καψάσκη/Victoria Kapsaski | Διάρκεια/ Dur.:79’ 

A chance encounter with an international playboy and a clandestine affair with a cryptic married woman entangle an unsuspecting young man in a well-planned conspiracy.

 

ΜΑΧΑΙΡΟΒΓΑΛΤΗΣ 2-800x452Ελλάδα/Greece, Kύπρος/Cyprus, 2010, μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/Yannis Economides | Σεν./Scr.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/Yannis Economides, Δώρης Αυγερινόπουλος/Doris Avgerinopoulos | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κατσαΐτης/Dimitris Katsaitis | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Χαλκιαδάκης/ Ioannis Chalkiadakis | Ηθ./Cast: Στάθης Σταμουλακάτος/Stathis Stamoulakatos, Βαγγέλης Μουρίκης/Vangelis Mourikis, Μαρία Καλλιμάνη/Maria Kallimani | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, Πάνος Παπαχατζής/ Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 108’

Nikos is a guy with no ambitions, living in rural Greece. His father’s sudden death reunites him with his uncle who invites him to live and work at his house in Athens. Not having much to lose Nikos takes his chances accepting his uncle’s offer. He takes on the job of protecting his uncle’s dogs from the hostile neighbors. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.

The film won 4 Hellenic Film Academy Awards (Film, Director, Screenplay and Editing) as well as the Best Feature Film Award in Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.

 

ΚΛΕΙΣΤΗ ΣΤΡΟΦΗ 1-800x436Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1991, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos | Σεν./Scr.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos, Φωτεινή Σισκοπούλου/Fotini Siskopoulou, Πρόδρομος Σαββίδης/Prodromos Savvidis | Φωτ./Cin.: Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostas Gikas | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιώργος Μαυροψαρίδης/Yorgos Mavropsaridis | Μουσ/Mus.: Κυριάκος Σφέτσας/Kiriakos Sfetsas | Ηθ./Cast: Μηνάς Χατζησάββας/Minas Hatzisavvas, Αλεξάνδρα Σακελλαροπούλου/Alexandra Sakelaropoulou, Γιώργος Νινιός/ Giorgos Ninios | Παρ./Prod.: Νίκος Γραμματικός/Nikos Grammatikos, Παναγιώτης Παπαχατζής/Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 83’ 

Andreas is a car thief. He is a loner with no friends except for a prostitute, his only friend who occasionally assists him with his thefts. One day, he meets Ismini, a mysterious and charming woman who will turn to be the love of his life but will lure him into a dangerous adventure.
 
The film won 2 awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1991: Best Debuting Director and Best Actor as well as Best Quality Film Award at The Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards.

 

ΠΑΡΕΞΗΓΗΣΗΕλλάδα/ Greece, 1983, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas | Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas (βασισμένο στο μυθιστόρημα "Le Doulos"/ "Ο Χαφιές" του Pierre Lesou.) | Φωτ./Cin: Σταύρος Χασάπης/ Stavros Hassapis | Μοντ./Ed.: Αριστείδης Καρύδης-Φουκς/Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs | Μουσ/Mus.: Μιχάλης Γρηγορίου/Michalis Grigoriou | Ηθ./Cast: Σπύρος Φωκάς/Spyros Fokas, Αλέξης Δαμιανός/Alexis Damianos, Μιμή Ντενίση/Mimi Denissi, Γιώργος Μοσχίδης/Giorgos Moshidis | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Ε.Ρ.Τ./ERT, Δημήτρης Σταύρακας/Dimitris Stavrakas | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 115’

Dimos is a burglar who has just been released from prison. He plans a heist to show that he still has it. Α betrayal and a manhunt follow.

A remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's film "Le Doulos".

Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards - Thessaloniki Film Festival (1983) 2nd Award for Best Film.

 

Η ΝΥΧΤΑ ΜΕ ΤΗ ΣΙΛΕΝΑ 1Ελλάδα/ Greece, 1986, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/Dimitris Panayiotatos | Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/Dimitris Panayiotatos, Αντώνης Καφετζόπουλος/Antonis Kafetzopoulos (βασισμένο στο διήγημα του Βασίλη Βασιλικού "Σιλένα" / based on Vasilis Vasilikos’ short story ‘’Silena”) | Φωτ./Cin.: Τάσος Αλεξάκης/Tassos Alexakis | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Τσιτσόπουλος/ Yannis Tsitsopoulos | Μουσ/Mus.: Κυριάκος Σφέτσας/ Kiriakos Sfetsas | Ηθ./Cast: Αντώνης Καφετζόπουλος/Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Εύα Βλαχάκου/Eva Vlahakou | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Δημήτρης Παναγιωτάτος/ Dimitris Panayiotatos | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 80’

Christos is secretly in love with a girl that lives in a house just across the street. They have never spoken to each other. Christos spies on her with his binoculars. Years later, he meets outside a bar a mysterious woman, Silena, who looks amazingly like his young love. Christos invites Silena to spend a night with him, a night that will change his life forever.

Ministry of Culture State Quality Awards - Thessaloniki Film Festival (1987) Best Debuting Director.

 

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