Athens International Film Festival

Cinema of Compassion

22/09/19, 16:30, DANAOS 2

In collaboration with street paper Shedia and the educational currculum of the Directorate of Performing Arts and Cinema and the Freek Film Center, which took place under Antonis Kokinos and his collaborators in the Korydallos Penitentiary Facilities. Free entry. 

THE STORY OF THE LAST PAGE

2019 | GREECE | 45΄

The last page of every issue presents the story of one of its salesmen. This story, between a biography and a diary, is written in a first person narrative and in 700 words tells the story of a lifetime. A life that could be a neighbor's story, a family member's or even your own. This project is about stories like this. The SHEDIA salesmen narrate and film their lives. In attendance of the cast and the crew. 

DIRECTOR: Lefteris Filaktos

   

CHRISTINAKI

2018 | GREECE | 11΄

A prisoner finds out from his cellmate that his wife is cheating on him. He decides to break out and get his revenge on her. His escape, though successful, holds surprises.

DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER: Christos Papathanasiou
DoP: Nikos Vasilopoulos
EDITOR: Periklis Iliou
Roles played by inmates and guards.

DEATH ROW INMATE

2018 | GREECE | 18΄

A death row inmate, shortly before his execution, finds the prisoner in the next door cell hanged and a piece of chalk on the ground. That piece of chalk inspires him to make his cell walls his memoir, which also serves as his last will.

DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER: Kostas Xidis
DoP: Nikos Vasilopoulos
EDITOR : Periklis Iliou
Starring Yiannis Stankoglou and Pavlos Kontogiannidis, with supporting roles played by inmates and guards.



    Publication date: 2019-09-08 11:05:45

    Crafting an Echo

    Crafting an Echo

    What happens when the renowned Martha Graham School entrusts unconventional Greek choreographer, Andonis Foniadakis, with putting on a show inspired by the story of Narcissus which results in the clashing of two different philosophies? Marco Williams' documentary records the trials and anguish of a creative team as they prepare to put on a new production.

    The Breath

    The Breath

    Night falls over Berlin and 26 personal accounts help to highlight the diverse culture and small and large transitions of a chameleon-like city. An ethereal journal, presented in a black and white frame of poetic beauty which uniquely combines the individual with the collective, embracing the urban landscape and its people with the “Wings of Desire” of an original love letter. In attendance of the director.

    Fantasia

    Fantasia

    A milestone in animation, the peak of Walt Diensey's career, a film with the power to forever bewitch an audience of all ages. A special screening for the children of the whole world in collaboration with Metadrasi. Free entry.

    Dead Birds

    Dead Birds

    A once in a lifetime portrayal of the Dani,a people in Western New Guinea, through the depiction of a farmer-warrior and a young pig-keeper. This very important film was chosen in 1998 as a “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” film to be preserved in the United States Library of Congress. In collaboration with Ethnofest. The screening will be introduced by anthropologist Silas Michalakas

    Love

    Love

    A film made up of two stories dealing with love, with Rossellini bringing out Magnani's exemplary wide range of performance. A woman speaks on the phone and confesses her innermost feelings as she mourns the end of a love affair. Another woman embarks on a monologue in front of a silent Fellini only to end up coming across as “the town crazie” believing that she has been impregnated by the Hand of God, as if she were the Virgin Mary.