23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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  • Les Cowboys

    16-year-old Kelly disappears with her Arab boyfriend without a trace and converts to Islam, while her father and brother spend years looking for her all over the world. The Jacques Audiard's screenwriter sums up the global politics of the past 20 years in a contemporary western with constant plot twists.

  • Floride

    Veteran actor Jean Rochefort delivers a tour de force as an 80-year-old man suffering from memory lapses. Claude enters the care of his older daughter in the French countryside, but still dreams of escaping to Miami. His burning desires take on a funny, bittersweet tone in Philippe Le Guay's capable hands.

  • The Brand New Testament / Le Tout Nouveau Testament

    Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels? According to Jaco Van Dormael's brand new and totally hilarious Testament, God is mortal and Catherine Deneuve likes to sleep with a guerilla! One day, God's daughter secretly sends everyone the date of their death. What would you do in their place?

  • The Assassin

    A martial arts movie set in the 9th Century B.C. starring a young female assasin tunrs into a rare aesthetic accomplishment in the hands on China's top auetuer. Α well-deserved Best Director award at this year's Cannes followed by rave reviews citing a mystical experience. Cinema at its purest.

  • Pawn Sacrifice

    The real-life chronicle of the legendary face-off between American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Soviet genius Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in 1972. Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber are engaged in a cold chessboard war in a feverish biopic that will knock your socks off. Checkmate!

  • Marionetes

    A journalist returns to a dark, virtually unrecognizable Athens to investigate his best friend's murder. The victim's girlfriend gives him a hand but they soon realize they either have to abandon their investigation or become cogs in a powerful machine. Featuring Alexis Georgoulis, Giorgos Kimoulis and Gioulika Skafida. Filmmakers in attendance

  • Standing Tall / La Tête Haute

    The angy coming-of-age story of a juvenile delinquent, featuring a revealing performance by newcomer Rod Paradot, that opened this year's Cannes Film Festival. Malony is under the supervision of a juvenile judge (Catherine Deneuve) and a dedicated special educator (Benoît Magimel), constantly flirting with the razor's edle, illicit behavior and, ultimately, punishment. Leading man Rod Paradot in attendance

  • The Republic

    Cοrrupt politicians, cops and businessmen compete in a game of power, straight out of Greek reality. A fast-paced thriller that reeks of gasoline, fear and blood, featuring Prometheus Aleifer, Yannis Stankoglou, Takis Spiridakis, Errikos Litsis, Vicky Papadopoulou and more. Filmmakers in attendance

  • Black Mass

    Johnny Depp wreaks havoc as the deranged Whitey Bulger, leading member of South Boston's Irish mafia and No 1 on the FBI's most wanted list, heading straight for the Oscars. The film that drove this year's Venice Biennale to delirium.

  • 45 Years

    Ενώ ετοιμάζεται να γιορτάσει την 45η επέτειο του γάμου του, ένα ανδρόγυνο Βρετανών μαθαίνει πως το πτώμα της πρώτης αγάπης του συζύγου, που αγνοούταν από τις αρχές του '60, βρέθηκε παγωμένο στις Άλπεις. Καθώς η αποκάλυψη κλονίζει τη μέχρι τότε βαθιά σχέση εμπιστοσύνης, το δράμα κυριεύει κάθε σου αίσθηση. Σκηνοθεσία-στολίδι από τον δημιουργό του 'Weekend', ερμηνευτικό ρεσιτάλ από τους βραβευμένους στο Φεστιβάλ Βερολίνου Σάρλοτ Ράμπλινγκ και Τομ Κόρτνεϊ.

  • Life

    Control director Anton Corbijn sheds light on a little-known chapter in James Dean's (Dane DeHaan) life, reconstructing his budding friendship with LIFE magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson). The celebrity biopic of the year screens exactly one day before the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death.

  • Mistress America

    Two years after "Frances Ha", Baumbach casts his muse Greta Gerwig as another feisty New Yorker. This time her name is Brooke and she's about to turn her soon-to-be stepsister's life upside down in an adventurous stroll through the Big Apple. A surefire urban hoot!

  • Short Fuse

    Aris wakes up strapped with explosives and a receiver. The tasks assigned to him by the voice on the other end of the line throw him on a relentless survival race against time. Featuring Apostolis Totsikas, Eugenia DImitrakopoulou and Tasos Nousias in an action-filled riddle. Filmmakers in attendance (Work in Progress)

  • Return To Ithaca - Retour à Ithaque

    After 16 years of self-imposed exile, a writer returns to Cuba. Reunited with his old friends, he's forced to make a painful confession as nostalgia taints the past with passion and humor. Cantet, of " The Class" fame, turns a rooftop into a political battlefield, where personal differences are settled once and for all. Filmmaker in attendance

  • Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad / Une Histoire de Fou

    In 1981 Paris, Aram, a young man of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car wounding a passing cyclist. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" director delivers another insightful political film about the Armenian struggle that's screening in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Introduced by a representative of the Hamaskain Armenian Cultural Association

  • Ursa Minor

    A man is arrested in a hotel room, while an unconscious young woman is taken to the hospital. Whatever transpired between them, from their unusual first encounter a few months earlier to the dramatic finale, is told through 12 arresting POV shots depicting two people's attempt to fall in love. Filmmakers in attendance (Work in Progress) Greek Subtitles on Script

  • Miss You Already

    The relationship between two best girlfriends is put to the test when one sees her perfect life fall apart, while the other discovers she's finally pregnant. Making the leap from teenage drama to adult dramedy, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke teases brilliant performances out of Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in a heartfelt tribute to female friendship.

  • The Measure of a Man / La Loi du Marché

    A staggering and eerily relevant suspense thriller about the consequences of the free market. Vincent Lindon delivers the best male performance of the year - a triumphant win at the Cannes Film Festival - as an unemployed factory worker, desperately trying to regain his dignity and make ends meet.

  • Embrace of the Serpent

    An encounter with an indigenous shaman will influence the journey of two scientists travelling through the Amazon in search of a medicianal plant. Poetic black & white cinematography focusing on the gaping wounds of colonization through a bombastic encounter between two worlds.

  • Symptom

    A creature wearing a leather jacket and eyes that twinkle in the dark wreaks havoc on the small community of an isolated island. Only a strange girl seems capable of dealing with it. A poetic exploration of the dark side of existence, featuring Katia Goulioni, Constantine Markoulakis and Michele Valley.