19th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

19 September

PRESS SCREENINGS

11:00 LES RENCONTRES D'APRES MINUIT / YOU AND THE NIGHT (France, 90') IC
Dir:
Yann Gonzalez
Ali, Matthias and their transvestite maid are preparing for an orgy with the Slut, the Stud, the Star and the Adolescent. Eric Cantona wears a prosthetic penis next to Alain Delon's clone (his son Alain-Fabien), who bring de Sade's “Philosophy in the Bedroom” to life, accompanied by the sounds of M83.
Filmmaker in attendance

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13:00 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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MAIN SCREENINGS

17:15 GREEK SHORT STORIES - IN COMPETITION I (108')

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20:00 STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS (USA, 98') IC
Dir:
Sam Fleischner
13-year-old Ricky is an autistic boy from Queens, New York. One fine day, Ricky loses himself in the subway system, taking an adventurous journey in the underbelly of the chaotic metropolis, while hurricane Sandy threatens to flatten everything in its wake. A unique visual experience on the verge of hallucination and an alternative, highly idiosyncratic portrait of New York City and its inhabitants.

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22:00 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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CARTE BLANCHE - ΥANNIS ΒAKOGIANNOPOULOS
FREE SCREENING
19:00 PATHER PANCHALI (1955, India, 123')
Dir:
Satyajit Ray
Seeing the world through the eyes of a little boy, the hardships of everyday life in a Bengali village are instantly transformed into a lyrical symphony of breathtaking visuals. The most important filmmaker in India introduces his own brand of compassionate, humanistic cinema with a timeless emotional appeal.

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21:45 THE GREAT FLOOD (USA, 80')
Dir:
Bill Morrison
In 1927, the overflow of the Mississippi river lead to one of the most disastrous floods in US history. Drawing on archival material, the maestro of avant-garde filmmaking, Bill Morrison, conspires with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to deliver a mystical experience.

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JUST ANCIENT LOOPS (USA, 26')
Dir:
Bill Morrison
Magical images of the universe accompanied by grand cello compositions elevate Bill Morrison's latest work into an unforgettable audiovisual feast. (screens before feature)

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17:30 SHORT STORIES Α' (97')
An international selection of the best short films of the year.

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19:30 LES RENCONTRES D'APRES MINUIT / YOU AND THE NIGHT (France, 90') IC
Dir:
Yann Gonzalez
Ali, Matthias and their transvestite maid are preparing for an orgy with the Slut, the Stud, the Star and the Adolescent. Eric Cantona wears a prosthetic penis next to Alain Delon's clone (his son Alain-Fabien), who bring de Sade's “Philosophy in the Bedroom” to life, accompanied by the sounds of M83.
Filmmaker in attendance

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21:30 THE TREE AND THE SWING (Greece / Serbia, 107') ΕP
Dir:
Maria Ntouza
Returning to Greece after a yearlong absence, Eleni is called upon to rekindle the relationship with her estranged father, but finds him living with a mysterious woman from Serbia. A modern myth on penance, acceptance and love. Starring Myrto Alikaki, Elias Logothetis and Mirjanna Karanovic.
Filmmakers in attendance

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ALEX VAN WARMERDAM RETROSPECTIVE
20:00 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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ARI FOLMAN RETROSPECTIVE
22:00 MADE IN ISRAEL (2001, Israel, 114')
Dir: Ari Folman
The manhunt for the last Nazi in the world brings an outrageous group of Israeli military officers, Russian killers and other bizarre characters together. Ari Folman enters absurdist territory as he tracks this unlikely group with a cynical sense of humor, a handful of pulp fiction references and plenty of style.

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18:00 WHITE REINDEER (USA, 82')
Dir:
Zach Clark
The most feel-bad Christmas story you've ever seen on the silver screen, boasts a sophisticated holiday menu of a gruesome crime, an extended orgy, plenty of neuroses and tons of despair, along with a sense of humor that will make the smile freeze on your lips – straight from SXSW.

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20:00 ΤΟRΕ ΤΑΝΖΤ / NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (Germany, 110') IC
Dir:
Katrin Gebbe
A religious young man falls prey to a seemingly kindhearted family man, but it won't be long until his sadist side is revealed. Meant to cause controversy, the debut that divided the Cannes Film Festival down the middle draws on real-life events for a shocking parable. Not for the faint of heart.

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22:30 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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22:00 LURK (Greece, 87') Work in progress
Dir:
Bill Katsikis
On a rainy night when Ann is alone in her isolated villa, a stranger invades her home and her mind, making her worst nightmares come to life. An atmospheric psychological thriller that will take your breath away. Starring Tess Spentzos, Peter Gerald and Aris Athan.

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