Competition Section (9)


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.


The Story of the Green Line

Κύπρος/Cyprus, Ελλάδα/Greece, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Πανίκκος Χρυσάνθου/Panicos Chrysanthou | Σεν./Scr.: Πανίκκος Χρυσάνθου/Panicos Chrysanthou | Φωτ./Cin.: Νίκος Καβουκίδης/Nikos Kavoukides | Μοντ./Ed.: Κύρος Παπαβασιλείου/Kyros Papavasileiou | Μουσ./Mus.: Μιχάλης Χριστοδουλίδης/Michalis Christodoulides | Hθ./Cast: Μιχάλης Σοφοκλέους/ Michael Sophocles, Cihan Tariman, Matthias Lier, Μαρία Μουστάκα/Maria Moustaka | Παρ./Prod.: Artimages, Νίκος Καβουκίδης/Nikos Kavoukides & co |Διανομή/Distribution: Argos SA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 115'

Kypros, a Greek Cypriot soldier who is sent to serve the "green line" of Nicosia, discovers that one of the opposing soldiers, Murat,
resides at his own home. The war forced them both to move - Kypros from north to south and Murat from south to north. When Murat returns from his leave to the village, he brings to Kypros a gift from his home, a family photo, which evokes his own ghosts.
Inside the photo is his killed father and the girl he loved. When Murat suggests they each take a secret trip on the "other side", Kypros accepts without thinking of the consequences.

The film dialogue is in Greek, Turkish & English. The film is screened with Greek and English subtitles.


Γαλλία/France, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Anne Fontaine | Σεν./Scr.: Anne Fontaine, Pierre Trividic | Φωτ./Cin.: Yves Angelo | Μοντ./Ed.: Annette Dutertre | Μουσ./Mus.: Hubert Cornet | Hθ./Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne | Παρ./Prod.: P.A.S. Productions, Ciné@, F Comme Film | Διανομή/Distribution: TF1 | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 115’

Marvin Bijou decides to flee his village, Vosges, not withstanding the tyranny of his father and the resignation of his mother. Under the name Martin Clement, he is trying to transform into a new person, who will no longer suffer from bullying and rejection. Throughout his journey, he will find new allies: first, Madeleine Clement, the principal of the college who helped him discover theater as means of solvation. And then, there is Abel Pinto, the benevolent model that will encourage him to tell the whole story on stage. Marvin will take all the risks to create this show, in order to complete the transformation.

The film won the “Queer Lion” Award in Venice Film Festival. The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.


Ιταλία/Italy, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Sebastiano Riso | Σεν./Scr.: Andrea Cedrola, Stefano Grasso, Sebastiano Riso | Φωτ./Cin.: Pierro Basso | Μοντ./Ed.: Ilaria Fraioli | Μουσ./Mus.: Michele Braga |Hθ./Cast: Micaela Ramazzotti, Patrick Bruel, Pippo Delbono, Fortunato Cerlino, Marco Leonardi | Παρ./Prod.: Direzione Generale Cinema, Indiana Production Company, Manny Films| Διάρκεια/Dur.: 97’

Ο Βενσάν και η Μαρία, φαίνονται ένα ζευγάρι φυσιολογικό που περνούν το χρόνο τους στη Ρώμη. Σύντομα, όμως, διαπιστώνεται ότι ασφυκτιούν κάτω από μία κρυφή πραγματικότητα. Το σεξ μεταξύ τους, καθάρα καταναγκαστικό και με σαφή σκοπό την εγκυμοσύνη, αποκαλύπτει την αλήθεια. Οι δυο τους «βοηθάνε ζευγάρια να αποκτήσουν παιδιά», με το ανάλογο οικονομικό αντάλλαγμα φυσικά. Όταν η Μαρία αποφασίζει ότι ήρθε η ώρα να φτιάξει τη δική της οικογένεια, μία νέα εγκυμοσύνη φέρνει νέα τροπή στην υπόθεση.

Η ταινία ήταν υποψήφια για το Χρυσό Λέοντα στο Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου της Βενετίας.

Την ταινία θα προλογίσει ο σκηνοθέτης.

Η ταινία θα προβληθεί και με αγγλικούς υπότιτλους.

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Ρουμανία/Romania, 2016, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Cristi Iftime| Σεν./Scr.: Cristi Iftime/Anca Buja | Φωτ./Cin.: Luchian Ciobanu | Μοντ./Ed.: Dragos Apetri | Hθ./Cast: Alexandru Potocean, Andrian Titieni | Παρ./Prod.: HiFilm Productions, deFilm| Διάρκεια/Dur.: 100’

Ο Costi, έχοντας πατήσει πλέον τα τριάντα, αποφασίζει ξαφνικά να επισκεφτεί τον πατέρα του, τον Sandu. Η επίσκεψη αυτή συνοδεύεται με μία επανένωση- έκπληξη με την υπόλοιπη οικογένεια, την οποία ο Sandu παραμελούσε σε όλη του τη ζωή. Αυτός όμως είναι ο τρόπος του Costi να αποφεύγει τα δικά του προβλήματα, έστω για μία μέρα.

Η ταινία απέσπασε το βραβείο FEDEORA στο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου του Karlovy Vary, όπου και επαινέθηκε «η απλότητα στη σκηνοθεσία της πρώτης του ταινίας μεγάλου μήκους». Παράλληλα, ήταν υποψήφια για το βραβείο “East of West”.

Η ταινία θα προβληθεί και με αγγλικούς υπότιτλους.


Ιρλανδία/Ireland, 2016, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Lorcan Finnegan | Σεν./Scr.: Garret Shanley | Φωτ./Cin.: Piers McGrail | Μοντ./Ed.: Tony Cranstoun | Μουσ./Mus.: Neil O’Connor & Gavin O’Brien |Hθ./Cast: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Olga Wehrly, Brendan Conroy | Παρ./Prod.: Irish Film Board, Lovely Productions | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 93’

Alienated from urban existence and those who love him, land surveyor Eric travels to a remote and unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitability for a dubious development project. The place seems to be imbued by an intelligence of sorts. A silhouette flits between trees. The place fascinates the fragmenting Eric as much as it disturbs him. Following in the psychonautic footsteps of the mysterious Devoy, Eric attempts to communicate with his surroundings, but risks becoming a prisoner of a place Without Name.

The directorial debut of Lorcan Finnegan is a solid psychological horror film, a must watch for those tired of the usual tropes of jump scares and gore. The film won the Best Film and Best Director Award in Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.


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Ελλάδα / Greece, 2016, εγχ./ col.

Σκην./ Dir: Βασίλης Μαζωμένος/ Vassilis Mazomenos | Σεν./ Scr: Βασίλης Μαζωμένος/ Vassilis Mazomenos | Φωτ./Cin: Γιώργος Παπανδρικόπουλος/ Giorgos Papandrikopoulos | Μοντ./Εd: Θάνος Κουτσανδρέας/ Thanos Koutsandreas | Μουσ./Mus: Dna (Αλέξανδρος Χριστάρας, Μιχάλης Νιβολιανίτης/Alexandros Christaras, Michael Nivolianitis )| Ηθ./ Cast: Θεμιστοκλής Πάνου/Themis Panou, Τάσος Νούσιας/Tasos Nousias, Άννα Καλαϊτζίδου/Anna Kalaitzidou, Θόδωρος Κατσαφάδος/Thodoros Katsafados| Παρ/ Prod: Horme Pictures, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, ΕΡΤ/E.R.T | Sales:| Διάρκεια/ Dur: 88’

Greece nowadays. Seven different stories about seven different people dealing with the aftermath of the Greek crisis. They have already reached their limits and finally fall apart. Despite coming from very dissimilar backgrounds, they are all simultaneously connected by a common last hope: a phone call to the psychological support center called “life line”. As no one can really help them, they all remain just another facet of the contemporary Greek tragedy.

The film was awarded in multiple festivals, such as the 10th London Greek International Film Festival (Best Concept Award for Fiction Feature), while it also won the Best Director Award at the US Maverick Awards. At the same festival, it was also nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay. Also, it was nominated in the following festivals: 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival in India, 37th Fantasporto (Nominated Directors' Week Award) in Portugal, 9th Paris Panorama of Greek Cinema, 28th Ankara International Film Festival in Turkey, 24th Greek Film Festival in Australia and 11th Los Angeles Greek International Film Festival.

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

Watch the trailer here.

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Ιταλία/Italy, Ελβετία/Switzerland, Γαλλία/France, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Leonardo Di Costanzo | Σεν./Scr.: Leonardo Di Costanzo, Maurizio Braucci, Bruno Oliviero| Φωτ./Cin.: Hélène Louvart | Μοντ./Ed.: Carlotta Cristiani | Μουσ./Mus.: Marco Cappelli, Adam Rudolph |Hθ./Cast: Raffaella Giordano, Valentina Vannino, Martina Abbate, Anna Patierno, Marcello Fonte, Gianni Vastarella, Flavio Rizzo | Παρ./Prod.: tempesta / Carlo CrestoDina, Rai Cinema, Amka Films Productions, Capricci | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 95’

A tale of conflict and danger set in present day Naples. Giovanna, a dedicated social worker, runs a reception shelter for disadvantaged children. When young Maria, wife of a Camorra member on the run, comes to settle on the premises of the shelter with her two kids, Giovanna is confronted with a moral choice that can destroy the sense of her work.

The film was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.

The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.


Ρωσία/Russia, Φινλανδία/Finland, Γερμανία/Germany, 2017, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Boris Khlebnikov | Σεν./Scr.: Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov | Φωτ./Cin.: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev R.C.G. | Μοντ./Ed.: Ivan Lebedev, Yulia Batalova | Ηθ./Cast: Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shraiber, Sergey Nasedkin | Παρ./Prod.: Mars Media Entertainment, CTB Film Company with Don Films/Post Control | Διάρκεια/Dur.:116’

Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. The new head of Oleg’s EMA department is a cold-hearted manager who’s got new strict rules to implement. Oleg couldn’t care less about the rules – he’s got lives to save; his attitude gets him in trouble with the new boss. The crisis at work coincides with the personal life crisis. Caught up between their patients, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and an evolving health care system, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that will keep them together.

Actor Aleksandr Yatsenko was named Best Actor and the film was nominated for a Crystal Globe in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017.

The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.