AVANT PREMIERES (8)

Σκην./Dir.: Stephen Frears. Σεν./Scr.: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith. Φωτ./Cin.: Robbie Ryan. Μοντ./Ed.: Valerio Bonelli. Μους./Mus.: Alexandre Desplat. Ηθ./ Cast.: Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan.

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

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ΗΠΑ./USA, 2013, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Nicole Holofcener. Σεν./Scr.: Nicole Holofcener. Φωτ./Cin.: Xavier Perez Grobet. Μοντ./Ed.: Robert Frazen. Μουσ./Mus.: Kyle Newmaster. Ηθ./Cast: Julia Louis-Deyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette. Παρ./Prod.: Stefanie Aspiazu, Anthony Bregman. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 93΄.

A divorced and single parent, Eva, spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert - a sweet, funny and like-minded man- also facing an empty nest. Their romance quickly blossoms but things take a strange turn when she meets the eccentric and beautiful poet Marianne.

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Ρωσία/Russia, 2012, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Aleksey Balabanov. Σεν./Scr.: Aleksey Balabanov. Φωτ./Cin: Aleksandr Simonov. Μοντ./Ed.: Tatyana Kuzmichyova. Μουσ./Mus.: Leonid Fyodorov. Ηθ./Cast: Oleg Garkusha, Yuri Matveyev, Aleksandr Mosin, Alisa Shitikova. Παρ./Prod.: Sergei Selyanov. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 83΄.

A thief and a musician decide to embark on an adventure, a journey no one returns from, they set off in an SUV to collect the thief’s friend and his father. Balabanov’s last film channel’s Tarkovsky’s Stalker, is an existential road-movie deals with the search for happiness is something that everyone wishes to engage in, but that only some will achieve..


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Γαλλία/France, Τουρκία/Turkey, Η.Π.Α./U.S.A., 2013, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Lusin Dink. Σεν./Scr.: Lusin Dink. Φωτ./Cin.: Emre Basaran, Thomas Mauch. Μοντ./ Ed.: Ali Aga, Eyatn Ipeker, Umut Sakallioglu. Μουσ./Mus.: Ahmet Kenan Bilgit. Ηθ./Cast: Norikyan Artur, Osin Cilingir, Evinc Erol, Kevork Malikyan. Παρ./Prod.: Soner Alper, Lusin Dink. Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 72΄.

“SaroyanLand” is a docu-drama focusing on the journey of famous writer William Saroyan to the birthplace of his Armenian family Bitlis, in Turkey in 1964. While retaking the same road, the film aims to understand Saroyan’s unique attitude, witnessing the self-discovery of a man who followed the traces of his Armenian ancestors.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 2013, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Σακαρίδης/Yannis Sakaridis. Σεν./Scr.: Γιάννης Σακαρίδης/Yannis Sakaridis. Φωτ./ Cin.: Jan Vogel. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Σακαρίδης/Yannis Sakaridis. Μουσ./Mus.: Χρήστος Παπαγεωργίου/ Christos Papageorgiou. Ηθ./Cast: Αλέξανδρος Λογοθέτης/Alexandros Logothetis, Θέμις Μπαζάκα/ Themis Bazaka, Γιώργος Πυρπασόπουλος/Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos, Γιάννης Στάνκογλου/Yannis Stankoglou. Παρ./Prod.: Γιάννης Σακαρίδης/Yannis Sakaridis, Νίκος Φράγκος/Nikkos J. Frangos, Βένια Βέργου/ Venia Vergou, Athens Filmmaker Co - Operative. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88΄.

Dimitris, a bankrupt telecom engineer, shuts down his business unable to cope with his excessive debts. He gets employed by his ex-boss to investigate a phone-hacking operation with his ex-colleague Nikos, another telecom engineer in a big company. Their rigorous search on mobile phone antennas leads them to a suspicious flat in a tower block. Panayota, a tenant who lives at the flat above, attracts Dimitris’ attention who starts spying on her. Her story is the reason why Dimitris ends up feeling trapped into paying off either his economic or his moral debts.

The movie is screened with english subtitles.

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Αγγλία/UK, 2013, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Ralph Fiennes. Σεν./Scr.: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin. Φωτ./Cin.: Rob Hardy. Μοντ./ Ed.: Nicolas Gaster. Μουσ./Mus.: Ilan Eshkeri. Ηθ./Cast: Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Fairley, Kristin Scott Thomas. Παρ./Prod.: Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Gabrielle Tana. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 111΄.

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. It’s a true story that begins with an attraction between like minds and wanders into physical intimacy that matches the warm intensity of their mutual opinions. Thinking they can have paradise, they lead each other away from prim and proper culture but not necessarily to happiness.

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Μεξικό/Mexico, 2012, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Carlos Reygadas. Σεν./Scr.: Carlos Reygadas. Φωτ./Cin.:Alexis Zabe. Μοντ./Ed.: Natalia López. Ηθ./Cast: Nathalia Acevedo, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Eleazar Reygadas, Willebaldo Torres. Παρ./ Prod.: Carlos Reygadas, Jaime Romandia. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 115΄.

The life of a wealthy couple in the Mexican countryside stands as the beginning for a mesmerisizing combination of art house cinema, personal reflection and spiritual extensions. Employing a completely lyrical and poetic aproach, Carlos Reygadas delivers a tough but also funny film, with religious and political references and intensely emotional imagery.

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Χιλή/Chile/Γαλλία/France, 2013, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski . Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski . Φωτ./Cin.: Jean-Marie Dreujou. Μοντ./Ed.: Maryline Monthieux. Μουσ./Mus.: Adan Jodorowsky. Ηθ./Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Axel Jodorowsky. Παρ./Prod.: Alejandro Jodorowski, Michel Seydoux, Moisés Cosío. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 130΄.

The town of Tocopilla.  A town Jodorowsky lived in for ten years as a child.  We are seeing the world and this story through the prism of a child’s view, the exaggerated influence of memory and the imaginative embellishment of Jodorowsky’s creative mind. Everything at first may seem strange, the town and all of its inhabitants are heightened and imagined versions of reality, but for those in love (and those ready to fall) with the director's idiosyncratic universe, La danza de la realidad is poetic, violent and sensitive marvel.

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