23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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  • Oh Boy

    With a debut harbouring some serious Woody Allen-style irony, Jan Ole Gerster paints the bittersweet portrait of a character stuck somewhere between careless youth and pained adult.

  • Gloria

    This unexpected movie treat by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio tells the story of a middle-aged divorcée who decides to take her life in her hands and, at the age of 58, take advantage of all the second chances she gets in life.

  • Don Jon

    Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a ?Jersey Shore? producer's wet dream: he's cute, beefed up, American to the bone and nurses a special appreciation for the opposite sex. He has so many conquests that his friends have taken to calling him ?Don Jon?. What they don't know is that he's addicted to porn.

  • The Great Beauty

    Operatic in dimensions with definite references to Federico Fellini's ?La Dolce Vita?, Paolo Sorrentino's new film soars across the big screen as an authentic audiovisual delirium, a whirlwind of people, places and events in a vivid kaleidoscope of human behavior.

  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    David Lowery's ethereal new effort, winner of the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance, is a cross between the untainted beauty of "Badlands" and the violent honesty of "Bonnie and Clyde".

  • All is Lost

    Can a film with a cast of one, very little dialogue and the endless blue sea as its sole location keep you nailed to your seat for one hour and 45 minutes? The answer is yes, if it's directed by J.C. Chandor.

  • Fruitvale Station

    With a brilliant central performance by 26-year-old Michael B. Jordan, ?Fruitvale Station? draws on this unfortunate incident to become a celebration of life.

  • The Tree and the Swing

    On a first level ?The Tree and the Swing? is a story of a family reunion based on real-life events, but on a deeper level, it is inspired by the waves of immigration in the Balkans, weaving contemporary reality and recent history into the fabric of a modern myth about the never-ending population relocations, penance, acceptance and love.

  • September

    Anna lives with her dog Manu in a small apartment. She firmly believes they will live together forever. When Manu dies, Anna asks her next door neighbors if she can bury her dog in their garden.

  • The Past

    Oscar-winning ?A Separation?, Asghar Farhadi's European debut manages to sweep audiences off their feet with its emotional force and political agenda.

  • Inch'Allah

    The producers of Oscar-nominated ?Incendies? and ?Monsieur Lazhar? are back with an equally riveting film, which zeroes in on the issues of personal identity and belonging to a part of the world where oppression, injustice, intolerance and bloody conflicts reign supreme.

  • The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable

    This is the first homegrown sword & sorcery feature, based on fantasy comic book series "The Dragonphoenix Chronicles" by Yannis Roumboulias, who also stars as the ?indomitable? hero.

  • Luton

    In his feature debut, which screened in competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Michalis Konstantatos focuses on the repercussions of the psychological pressure and mental abuse our everyday lives subjects us to.

  • Lovelace

    Behind the world famous ?Deep Throat? lies an insalubrious story of domestic violence and sexual repression: leading lady Linda Lovelace was a small town girl who married her husband to escape her dead-end life, and ended up becoming a symbol for the sexual revolution of the 70s and the queen of porn.

  • Kon-Tiki

    This is the incredible journey of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal, the anthropologist who crossed the Pacific on a balsawood raft with a set of primitive tools.

  • Kill Your Darlings

    "Kill Your Darlings" shields a largely unknown secret of the legendary Beat generation, reviving the 40s and an entire generation of self-styled literary wanderers, through poetic, passionate and highly energetic visuals.

  • In the Name of...

    In a rural community somewhere in Poland, a conscientious priest has gathered a handful of youngsters under his wing, desperately trying to keep them away from delinquency.

  • Illusion

    A film about contemporary credit crunch societies and their effect on relationships and attitudes, imposing a new moral order where love and friendship are tested, redefined and demystified.

  • The Limousine

    "The Limousine" magically defies geographical boundaries, genre and time constraints, a true product of Panayotopoulos' idiosyncratic universe.

  • The Enemy Within

    The director focuses on the apologetically idealistic owner of a garden supply store, showcasing the loss of balance, dignity and humanity in contemporary Greece with quick, decisive brush strokes.