Athens International Film Festival

The Last Days of Disco

Old frenemies Charlotte and Alice are working as assistant editors in the same publishing house straight out of college. After a reluctant reunion, they decide to move in together in a Manhattan apartment they can’t afford - not that this seems to stop them. Who cares if their parents have to pay the rent? The two girls have absolutely no qualms about spending their days (and nights) at the hottest disco in town, getting caught up in an endless romantic merry-go-round with any number of suitors – but how long can this last?

Old frenemies Charlotte and Alice are working as assistant editors in the same publishing house straight out of college. After a reluctant reunion, they decide to move in together in a Manhattan apartment they can’t afford - not that this seems to stop them. Who cares if their parents have to pay the rent? The two girls have absolutely no qualms about spending their days (and nights) at the hottest disco in town, getting caught up in an endless romantic merry-go-round with any number of suitors ? but how long can this last? Inexplicably ignored upon its initial release by both the critics and the film-loving public, ?The Last Days of Disco? was Whit Stillman’s biggest bet, which was finally recognized at the masterpiece it really is more than a decade later. The end of an era and the end of innocence for an entire generation are brilliantly depicted in this film that doesn’t just capture the momentum of an emblematic period and the essence of a widely misinterpreted popular culture (at least in its big screen renditions), but also the glory days of American Independence, when Chloë Sevigny and Robert Sean Leonard where the hottest thing on the (indie) block. Thank God ?The Last Days of Disco?, has stood the test of time ? contrary to the phony ?54?, released in the same year ? a veritable time capsule, reminding us that ?disco will never be over?. Ph.V.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Whit Stillman

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Whit Stillman

Φωτογραφία / DoP: John Thomas

Μουσική / Music: Mark Suozzo

Μοντάζ / Editor: Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin, Robert Sean Leonard

ΗΠΑ / USA

1998

Εγχρωμο / Color

113'

Αγγλικά / English

* Screened on September 22nd and September 25th



    Publication date: 2012-08-21 19:45:34

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