Starts on Thursday 28/11 at ΤΡΙΑΝΟΝ cinemaThe Full Program


The International Competition Section of this year’s Festival starts on Thursday 28/11 at 20.15, at Trianon Cinema with Vassilis Mazomenos’ new film “Exile” in the presence of the director.


This year’s films in competition will be judged and awarded by the 4 juries of the 32nd Panorama of European Cinema.
The awards will be announced on the closing ceremony on Wednesday 4/12 at Trianon Cinema.



FIPRESCI Award - Theodoros Angelopoulos
By The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Jury which consists of:
Alena Sycheva (Russia), Τasos Goudelis (Greece) & Vecdi Sayar (Τurkey)

PEKK Award
By The Greek Film Critics Association Jury which consists of:
Dimitris Koliodimos, Gerasimos Vakros, Theodoros Soumas

Panorama Award
By this year’s Panorama Jury which consist of:
Stathis Valoukos (writer-screenwriter), Antonis Boskoitis (filmmaker –journalist), Elissavet Chronopoulou (director – writer –screenwriter)

By the Magazine’s Audience – Readers Jury


The 10 films in the International Competition Section are the following:
(In alphabetical order)


ΑΛΥΤΗ (ENTWINED) (2019) | Greece | 89’
Monday 2/12 at 20.30
Director: Minos  Nikolakakis  | Sales: Inkas Films & Minos Nikolakakis

Panos is a young doctor who leaves city life behind him in order to offer his services in a remote village. There, he falls in love with a peasant girl, Danae, who lives in complete isolation, as she suffers from a rare condition that causes her skin to resemble tree bark. Determined  to  cure  her  Panos  will  soon  discover  that  things  are  not quite what they seem.


Η ΑΝΑΚΡΙΣΗ (THE INTERROGATION) (2019) | Greece | 80’
Sunday 1/12 at 19.45
Director: Panayiotis Portokalakis | Sales: Viewmaster Films

When an aggressive young girl realizes that the relationship with her  father  is  poisoning  her  behavior,  discouraging  anyone  who  is  trying  to  love  her,  she  decides  to  search  out  the  past  of  her  tortured by the military junta father.

ΕΞΟΡΙΑ (EXILE) (2019) | Greece | 110’
Thursday 28/11 at 20.15
Director: Vassilis Mazomenos | Sales: Horme Pictures

Aris,  a  desperate  man,  attempts  to  leave  Greece  with  an  almost  wrecked boat. After being rescued from certain drowning by some Coast Guard men, he now returns as a foreigner to his own ruined country. There he experiences every kind of «sin» and extreme as an outcast of the system. He steals; he becomes a slave and kills. He tries, willingly, to survive off the beaten track. Is this the story of a modern Ulysses or the nightmare of an ordinary man?


AJVAR (2019) | Serbia,Montenegro  | 107’
Sunday 1/12 at 21.30

Director: Ana Maria Rossi | Sales: Biberche productions

Vida and Bane, a married couple, have been living in Scandinavia for a long time. They both have successful careers, enough money to live a decent life, but they do not have children. Now that they are 40, the couple’s reality is nostalgia and the lack of communication.

LIVING AND KNOWING YOU’RE ALIVE  (Être vivant et le savoir) (2019) | France | 98’
Tuesday 3/12 at 19.45
Director: Alain Cavalier | Sales: Pathé Distribution

Alain  Cavalier  and  Emmanuèle  Bernheim  start  preparing  a  film  based  on  the  novelist’s  autobiography  which  touches  on  her  relationship with her father following a cardiovascular accident.


Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, France, | 90’
Thursday 28/11 at 22.30
Director: Sepideh Farsi | Sales: Cine-Sud Promotion & Pan Entertainment

Maria is a Greek policewoman, struggling with her money problems, teenage  daughter,  old  mother  and  the  crisis  in  her  country,  that  affects  her  professionally.  Yussof  is  a  Syrian  rebel,  on  his  way  out  of a war-ridden Syria to go to Europe. Both have killed unwontedly, both feel guilty, but together, they will find some inner peace.


GHOST TROPIC (2019) | Belgium, Netherlands | 85’
Saturday 30/11 at 20.00
Director: Bas Devos | Sales: Rediance Films

After a long day at work, a woman falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up at the end of the line, she has no choice but to make her way home on foot. On her nocturnal journey she will meet some other inhabitants of the night.


MY THOUGHTS ARE SILENT  (Moi dumki tikhi) (2019) | Ukraine  | 104’
Monday 2/12 at 22.20
Director: Antonio Lukich | Sales: Alief

Vadim  is  twenty-two  and  he’s  a  sound  engineer.  He’s  moving  permanently to Canada in three months. Before his departure he’s assigned to record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.


PASSED BY CENSOR (2019) | Turkey,Germany, France,  | 96’
Friday 29/11 at 20.30
Director: Serhat Karaaslan | Sales: Bac Films

An employee of a prison censorship office steals the photo of an inmate’s wife from a letter and becomes obsessed with her.


STITCHES (2019) | Serbia | 105’
Friday 29/11 at 22.15
Director: Miroslav Terzic | Sales: Cercamon

The  film  tells  the  story  of  a  woman  who,  20  years  after  she  was  coldly  informed  of  her  newborn’s  sudden  death,  still  believes  that  the infant was stolen from her.


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