19th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

23 September

PRESS SCREENINGS

11:00 THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE (United Kingdom, 96') MC
Dir:
Shane Meadows
One of the most influential bands of the "Madchester" movement announce their reunion and the director of “This Is England” documents their tumultuous relationships with the true dedication of a die-hard fan. Will the Stone Roses manage to conquer the world again?

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13:00 SOUND CITY (USA, 108') EP
Dir:
Dave Grohl
Do you want to know all about the legendary studio and unsavory conditions some of the most emblematic albums in rock history were recorded under? Dave Grohl has all the answers, as he takes it upon himself to walk us through one of the lesser known pages of rock history, along with Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor and countless others guitar heroes.

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MAIN SCREENINGS

17:15 GREEK SHORT STORIES - IN COMPETITION V (122')

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20:00 FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (Greece, 87') WP
Dir:
Angelos Spartalis
In 1869 America, 100 years before the Apollo 11 moon landing, the bellicose are yearning for new conflicts as a cannonball is about to be fired into the Moon. Angelos Spartalis delivers the first Greek full-length animated film ever made, based on Jules Vernes' book of the same name. Voiced by Dionyssis Savvopoulos and Psarantonis. Filmmakers in attendance

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22:30 W IMIE... / IN THE NAME OF... (Poland, 102')
Dir:
Malgorzata Szumowska
A priest in the Polish countryside comes face to face with carnal desire and his own repressed sexuality, when a young man unexpectedly barges into his life. The human libido clashes with religious duty in a controversial drama that won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale.

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19:45 DE WEDEROPSTANDING VAN EEN KLOOTZAK / THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD (Netherlands, 89')
Dir:
Guido van Driel
Where the old Ronnie would use a vacuum cleaner to poke your eye out, the new Ronnie is a little lamb. What happened to the devious gangster to change him so radically? Guido van Driel flirts with Quentin Tarantino's delirious universe in a blood-soaked story made with impressive artistry.

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22:00 NOS HEROS SONT MORTS CE SOIR / OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT (France, 94') IC IP
Dir:
David Perrault
Two professional boxers take on the Parisian underworld in the 60s in the most impressive film debut to come out of France this year. Fresh off the Cannes Film Festival, it boasts stylized visuals, noir atmosphere, expressionistic cinematography and plenty of directorial panache.

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MORNING PRAYERS (Bosnia and Herzegovina / Greece / Serbia, 21')
Dir: Konstantina Kotzamani, Katarina Stanković

A teenage couple comes face to face with an unexpected event that will change their lives forever. A tough coming-of-age story in the darkness of Sarajevo.
(screens before feature)

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18:00 SOUND CITY (USA, 108') EP
Dir: Dave Grohl

Do you want to know all about the legendary studio and unsavory conditions some of the most emblematic albums in rock history were recorded under? Dave Grohl has all the answers, as he takes it upon himself to walk us through one of the lesser known pages of rock history, along with Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor and countless others guitar heroes.

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ARI FOLMAN RETROSPECTIVE
20:15 WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008, Israel, 87')
Dir:
Ari Folman
A director who fought in the 1982 Lebanon War talks to people from his past, in an effort to understand why he doesn't remember anything about that period. Defying the dividing line between documentary and dream-like animation, Folman delivers an invaluable commentary on memory that swept awards at festivals around the world, only to end up at the Oscars. Filmmaker in attendance

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22:45 IN FEAR (United Kingdom, 85')
Dir:
Jeremy Lovering
A young couple is driving to a music festival when they get lost on the way to their hotel. Darkness falls, the gas is running low and the worst part is, they're not alone in this road rage labyrinth. If you think a no-budget film taking place inside a car is impossible to scare you to death, you'd better think again!

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ALEX VAN WARMERDAM RETROSPECTIVE
19:30 KLEINE TEUN / LITTLE TONY (1998, Netherlands, 95')
Dir:
Alex van Warmerdam
An illiterate farmer lives with his wife οn an isolated farm. The arrival of a sexy teacher, who's supposed to help educate him, will lead to a saucy love triangle and the birth of Little Tony. But this farm only has space for one mum.

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ALEX VAN WARMERDAM RETROSPECTIVE
21:45 DE LAATSTE DAGEN VAN EMMA BLANK / THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK (2009, Netherlands / Belgium, 90')
Dir:
Alex van Warmerdam
Emma Blank is dying. Her husband plays her butler, her sister the maid and her brother the dog, only to inherit her non-existent fortune. A distant cousin to “Dogtooth” and “Festen”, the film is a case study on the contemporary ghost of totalitarian regimes and a humorous experiment on the dark side of human nature.

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18:00 LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY: A JOURNEY WITH MUMIA ABU-JAMAL (USA, 120')
Dir:
Stephen Vittoria
Member of the Black Panther Party and a political activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal awaited execution in his cell for 30 years, after being charged with the murder of a police officer. Is Mumia a political convict, charged with a crime he didn't commit just to shut him up, or is he nothing but a murderer?

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20:30 THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE (United Kingdom, 96') MC
Dir:
Shane Meadows
One of the most influential bands of the "Madchester" movement announce their reunion and the director of “This Is England” documents their tumultuous relationships with the true dedication of a die-hard fan. Will the Stone Roses manage to conquer the world again?

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22:30 FATAL (South Korea, 103') IC
Dir:
Lee Don-Ku
A timid young man, forced by his schoolmates to participate in the gang rape of a drugged girl, is still racked with guilt. When he runs into the victim ten years later, he's ready to do anything to make it up to her. A heartrending thriller about the weight of a guilty conscience.

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21:00 OLGA ROBARDS (1989, Greece, 89')
Dir:
Christos Vakalopoulos
A burglar accidentally discovers the identity of the woman behind a series of assassinations of prominent Arab businessmen in Athens and decides to stake her out. 20 years after his death, Christos Vakalopoulos remains an unrivaled force in Greek cinema and the festival pays tribute to his lasting influence with a screening of his only narrative feature, starring Olia Lazaridou and Antonis Kafetzopoulos. Discussion to follow. Yorgos Ikaros Babassakis will moderate.

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