Athens International Film Festival

BLACK BEAR

26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks refuge from her turbulent past at a mountain retreat only to discover that the forest, in unexpected ways, draws out all of her demons. Artists in need of muses, actors in need of roles, writers suffering from writer's block and people in need of love all stand out in a Russian-nesting-doll type of film, darkly titillating and with an unprecedented plot twist which topples everything midway. Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott’s performances elevate this to the greatest meta film to come out of American cinema in recent years.


USA | 2020 | COLOR | DCP | 104' | ENGLISH

A ‘difficult’ actress, who is now behind the camera, decides to isolate herself in a house in the woods, run by a newly-wed couple. The same night, a conversation will be unpredictably tense, but what is even more unpredictable is the course change of the story.

A post-modern documentation of the creative mind and life imitating art (imitating life), with narrative flexibility and enigmatic turns that Charlie Kaufman would envy. Lawrence Michael Levine draws eclectically from Altman and Cassavetes, but gradually completes an adventurous sculpture of a film, leaning on indie security while at the same time is tested in a much more ambitious attempt to reflect on the creative anxiety. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Lawrence Michael Levine
SCREENWRITER: Lawrence Michael Levine
DoP: Rob Leitzell
MUSIC: Bryan Scary, Giulio Carmassi
EDITOR: Matthew Weiss
​PRINCIPAL CAST: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon

LAWRENCE MICHAEL LEVINE
American writer, director and actor. He has directed two short films. This is his fourth feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2020 Black Bear
2014 Wild Canaries
2010 Gabi on the Roof in July
2005 Territory

 


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        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU