Screening Schedule

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.