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Γαλλία/France, 2017, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Nicolas Silhol | Σεν./Scr.: Nicolas Silhol, Nicolas Fleureau | Φωτ./Cin.: Nicolas Gaurin | Μοντ./Ed.: Florence Bresson | Μουσ./Mus.: Mike Kourtzer, Fabien
Kourtzer, Alexandre Saada | Hθ./Cast: Emilie Tesson-Hansen, Stéphane Froncart, Vincent Marie Borrel, Céline Sallette, Lambert Wilson, Stéphane De Groodt | Παρ./ Prod.: Kazak Productions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma | Διανομή/Distribution: Indie Sales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 95’

Emilie, one of the Human Resources Managers at the Esen multinational, has the ability to find the words which persuade employees or executives judged redundant to resign, even if it takes a long time before they give in. She performs her task without moral compunction until the day when one of the employees targeted, Didier Dalmat, kills himself by jumping out of the window of his office. Not only is she deeply upset by this tragedy but she soon realizes that the firm’s top brass want to have her take all the blame.

The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.

Thirty years ago, on September of 1988, when we were just starting as one of the events under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, on the occasion of the Year of European Cinema and Television, that was announced by the European Committee, Panorama of European Cinema had its eye on the promotion of the European cinema, and mainly the Greek one.

“Why European Cinema?”, was the question on the introduction of our catalogue at the time. “Because, here lie not only our roots, but also the roots of all the films in the world. Here are the Lumiere Brothers, but also the miraculous Méliès, the pioneer creators of Brighton, Zecca and Antre Deed and Max Linder. Here is where “Trip on the Moon” was created, along with “Fantom”, “Nick Carter, Mater Detective” and “Quo Vadis”. Here is where Edwin Porter and David Work Griffith and Charlie Chaplin, got their inspiration. In order to pass the baton to Victor Sestrem and Mauritz Stiller, Fritz Lang and Friedrich Murnau, Sergei Eisenstein and Vsevolod Pudovkin, along with the pioneers of the French Avant-garde.”

This is the cinema we wanted to celebrate back then, and this is the cinema we still celebrate all these years, and I hope we will keep celebrating in the future. Its power, its beauty, its amazing history, over the last 120 years, its rich past but also its potentials, the dream that it offers us, a dream that does not put us to sleep –that is what some cinematographies do – but also awakens us, makes us wonder, look for answers and keeps our minds alert. All of the above, combined with our entertainment, of course.
As it was mentioned back then, on the same catalogue of 1988, by Serafim Fintanides, the man who loved and supported the Panorama wholeheartedly, during his time at “Eleftherotipia”: “Some people open radio stations, others program tv channels, some others buy banks, newspapers and magazines. But us, here at “Eleftherotipia”, insist on our old habits… Because, how long will our lives last? “We are made of the same material, dreams are made of”, isn’t that what Prospero says on the “Tempest”? That’s why we chose the DREAM. That being, the cinema.”.

That is, as a matter of fact, the DREAM, that we keep on loving wholeheartedly this year and that offers us a new vision on the contemporary European cinema. The one that we are not used on watching – and the one we should be watching – in the theatres. Films, from countries such as France, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, and certainly Greece. But also, a turn back to the roots, its rich history, that being accomplished by the grandiose tribute to Luchino Visconti. It’s a chance to watch again the restored copies of masterpieces such as “Rocco and its Brothers” and “Death in Venice”, along with all the other important films of this major auteur, from his neo-realistic period, with the, now classic, “The Earth Trembles” and “Ossessione”, all the way to his last masterpieces, such as “Conversation Piece” and “The Innocent”.

This year’s schedule, also comprises a tribute to the black and white film, named “The Fascination of Black and White, in Greek and European Cinema”, a tribute that is organized in cooperation with the Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK), with films that were produced and keep being produced over the last decades in black and white film, even though color is inflicted since the 1970s. The same subject, has also been the inspiration of seven new visual artists in the exhibition we are presenting, until the 9th of November, titled “Black Beauty: the Fascination of Black and White in Films”, at STOArt Gallery (in Korai Arcade).

Like every year, the 30th Panorama will include in its program a silent film, screened along with live music. This year, the choice was Griffith’s masterpiece “Intolerance” (1916), which will be screened with its original filters (like the time it was filmed), in Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall. It’s a film that deeply affected cinema over the following decades – being monitored thoroughly by Pudovkin and Eisenstein before filming their own masterpieces. The music is written by Panorama’s regular partner, Nikos Platanos. Last but not least, short films are being represented by films produced by “HORME Pictures” and New York College students, films through which the new talents of our cinema will emerge, at some point in time.

Ninos Fenek Mikelides
Panorama Director

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Down by law

ΗΠΑ, Γερμανία/ USA, Germany, 1986, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Jim Jarmusch | Σεν./ Scr: Jim Jarmusch | Φωτ./Cin: Robby Müller | Μοντ./Εd: Melody London | Μουσ./Mus: John Lurie | Ηθ./ Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin | Παρ/ Prod: Black Snake, Grokenberger Film Produktion, Island Pictures | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 107’

Two men, previously unknown to each other, are arrested in New Orleans and placed in the same cell. Both Zack, a disc jockey, and Jack, a pimp, have been set up, neither having committed the crime for which they have been arrested. An interesting third person, joins them in their cell: the eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie. Τhe third film of Jim Jarmusch is a cult classic.

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Der stand der dinge

Δ.Γερμανία/W.Germany, Η.Π.Α./U.S.A., Πορτογαλία/Portugal, 1982, b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Wim Wenders. Σεν./Scr.: Wim Wenders, Robert Kramer, Josh Wallace. Φωτ./Cin.: Henri Alekan, Fred Murphy, Martin Schäfer. Μοντ./Ed.: Jon Neuburger, Peter Przygodda, Barbara von Weitershausen. Μουσ./Mus.: Jim Jarmusch, Jürgen Knieper. | Ηθ./Cast: Isabelle Weingarten, Rebecca Pauly, Jeffrey Kime. | Παρ./ Prod.: Artificial Eye, Gray City, Musidora Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 121΄

Ένα κινηματογραφικό συνεργείο στην Πορτογαλία γυρίζει ταινία επιστημονικής φαντασίας σχετικά με τους επιζώντες μετά την Αποκάλυψη στη Γη, με τίτλο «The Survivors». Τα γυρίσματα σταματούν όταν η παραγωγή στερεύει από πόρους και φιλμ. Τότε θα αρχίσει ένα ταξίδι για την αναζήτηση του παραγωγού της ταινίας
που εξαφανίστηκε μυστηριωδώς.

 Η ΑΣΗΜΑΝΤΗ ΖΩΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΕΝΗΣ ΠΑΥΛΗ-ΧΑΠΕΣΙΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΛΗΣΦΤ2

The insignificant life of Helen Pavli

Κύπρος/ Cyprus, 2017, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης,/Μichael Hapeshis | Σεν./ Scr: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/ Michael Hapeshis | Φωτ./Cin: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/Michael Hapeshis, Νικ Μίλνερ/Nic Milner | Μοντ./Εd: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/Μichael Hapeshis | Μουσ./Mus: Μαρίνα Λίτου/ Marina Litou | Ηθ./ Cast: Δημήτρης Αντρέας/Dimitri Andreas, Αντρέας Καρράς/Andreas Karras, Jake Marshal/Tζέικ Μάρσαλ, Άννα Σάββα/ Anna Savva, Ελεάνα Κιτιεύς/ Eleana Kitiefs| Παρ/ Prod: Acanthus Films, Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης,/Μichael Hapeshis| Διάρκεια/ Dur: 16’

With Brexit in the background and under the constant bombardment of advertising messages from the London Greek Radio, a first,
second and third generation family of Greek Cypriots in London is struggling to deal with the elderly father suffering from dementia and their two children living in a world of their own.

The film received a Special Mention in the International Competition Section of the 40th International Short Film Festival in Drama.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Onslaught

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2016, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vassilis Vafeas | Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vassilis Vafeas | Φωτ./Cin.: Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostis Gikas | Μοντ./Ed.: Saifentin Salim | Μουσ./ Mus.: Θάνος Μικρούτσικος/Thanos Mikroutsikos | Ηθ./Cast: Νίκος Πουρσανίδης/Nikos Poursanidis, Αμαλία Αρσένη/Amalia Arseni, Τάκης Παπαματθαίου/
Takis Papamattheou, Μαργαρίτα Πανουσοπούλου/Margarita Panousopoulou, Ρίτα Αντωνοπούλου/Rita Antonopoulou | Παρ./Prod.: Σίγμα Φιλμ/Sigma Film, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, ΕΡΤ/ERT, Τonikon, Σκλαβής/ Sklavis & Co., Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostis Gikas | Διάρκεια/Dur.:78'

Α young stage and TV director lives between two worlds. On the one hand, there is the world of show business, full of glitter and
allure resting firmly on the three foundations on which our society is based – sex, money and power. On the other hand, there is his
family milieu that is in dire financial straits which put a strain on human relations that are at the very least already complex and traumatic. And all these will become even more nightmarish when the political situation in the country becomes dangerous with the
establishment of a dictatorship.

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

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Ursa Minor

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2015, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Σεν./Scr.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Φωτ./Cin.: Χρήστος Αλεξανδρής/Christos Alexandris | Μοντ./Ed.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Μουσ./Mus.: Yannis Kokiasmenos | Hθ./Cast: Σοφία Γεωργοβασίλη/Sofia Georgovassili, Γιάννης Κοκιασμένος/Yannis Kokiasmenos, Διώνη Κουρτάκη/Dioni Kourtaki | Παρ./Prod.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 86’

A man is arrested in a hotel room, while an unconscious young woman is taken to the hospital in an ambulance. During his ride in
the police car, he recounts the past few months, from his unusual first encounter with the victim a few months earlier in that same
hotel, to the dramatic finale of their relationship this morning. 12 arresting POV shots depict two people’s attempt to fall in love, in a relationship where truth destroys everything.

The film won the award of Best Narrative Feature Film in the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival (2016).

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Κnifer

Ελλάδα/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.: Ιωάννης Χαλκιαδάκης/Ioannis Chalkiadakis | Ηθ./Cast: Στάθης Σταμουλακάτος/Stathis Stamoulakatos, Βαγγέλης Μουρίκης/Vangelis Mourikis, Μαρία Καλλιμάνη/ Maria Kallimani | Παρ./Prod.:Πάνος Παπαχατζής/Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/Dur.:108΄

Nikos is an average 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 the outskirts of 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 purebred dogs from the hostile neighbours. Driven by envy, lust and anger, Nikos
merges into a vicious circle of perpetual antagonism, the struggle for power over others and discontent.

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.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Still Looking for Morphine

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2001, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Σεν./Scr.: Διασκευή από το ομώνυμο βιβλίο της Νικόλ Ρούσσου/Adapted from the book of same name by Nicole Roussou, Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Φωτ./Cin.: Παναγιώτης Σαλαπάτας/ Panayotis Salapatas | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Μουσ./Mus.: BD Foxmoor, Sadahzinia | Hθ./Cast: Εκάβη Ντούμα/Ekavi Ntouma, Κατερίνα Φάγκρα/Katerina Fagra, Νίκος Πομώνης/Nikos Pomonis, Ιωσήφ Πολυζωίδης/ Iosif Polizoidis | Παρ./Prod.: Δύο Χάδια/Two Stroke Films | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 119’

A tomboy rides her motorcycle among real and imagined dangers, to arrive unscathed, but unalterably changed, at the end of summer. The end of innocence has already begun and a new path, dark and hopeful, stands waiting like the ships beyond her window. It will be an act of violence that thrusts the girl into womanhood and leads her to a new life where, not without pain,
everything is possible.

The film won the Prize of the Greek Film Critics Association in Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2001). Sight & Sound magazine has included it in a list with the ‘75 hidden gems’ in the history of world cinema.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1997, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis | Σεν./Scr.: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κορδελάς/Dimitris Kordelas | Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Βαμβακούσης/Dinos Vamvakousis | Ηθ./Cast: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis, Γιάννης Μποτσαντζόγλου/Yannis Bostantzoglou, Δήμητρα Παπαδήμα/Dimitra Papadima, Βάνα Πεφάνη/Vana Pefani, Γιώργος Βουλτάτζης/Yorgos Voultatzis | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Sunlight, Νίκος Βεργέτης/Nikos Vergetis | Διάρκεια/Dur.:78'

In order to secure money for the production of his first film, a young man asks help from a film producer. The producer, however, was involved with pornographic films, and now his main business is drug dealing. The young director will have to become a drug
runner in order to get the money he needs for his film.

The film won the FIPRESCI Prize in Istanbul International Film Festival, while Yorgos Voultatzis won the Greek Competition Award for Best Supporting Actor at Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

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