Amerika Square (Πλατεία Αμερικής)

Amerika Square (Πλατεία Αμερικής)

Yannis Sakaridis - Greece, UK, Germany - 2016 - col.

Director: Yannis Sakaridis 

Screenplay: Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vangelis Mourikis (based on a novel by Yannis Tsibras) 

Cinematographer: Jan Vogel | Editor: Yannis Sakaridis | Music: Minos Matsas 

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Koukalani, Themis Bazaka, Errikos Litsis 

Producers: Yannis Sakaridis, Nikkos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou 

Production:  Ilioupolis Films, Marblemen Productions | Running Time: 86'

 

Thirty-eight-year-old Nakos still lives with his parents and has never held down a job. Instead, he hangs out with his tattoo artist friend Billy and complains about how their Athens neighborhood has filled up with foreigners. Nakos confides his hatred of immigrants to Billy but not his sinister plan to eliminate some of them... Billy on the other hand seizes upon an opportunity to help two migrants escape from Athens: a beautiful African singer with whom he is in love with, and a weary Syrian doctor who desperately tries to reunite with his nine year old daughter who has been smuggled to Germany ahead of him.


Amerika Square had its World Premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2016. In November 2016, it screened at 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it won Best Greek Film 2016, the Special Jury Award and a special mention by the main jury to the actor Vasili Koukalani. The film was nominated for six Hellenic Film Academy Awards and won Best Editing.

 

YANNIS SAKARIDIS

(1968)
Greece

Selected Filmography:

Wild Duck (2013)
Truth (Αλήθεια) (2006) (short)
Mausoleum (Μαυσωλείο) (1995) (short)
The Dogkillers (1995) (short)

 

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