Athens International Film Festival
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ONE OF THESE DAYS

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

Twenty participants compete in a test of endurance for a brand new pickup truck. All they have to do is keep one hand permanently on the truck, without the right to rest, eat or sleep until the last one standing is declared the winner. An absurd endurance test, based on real events, turns into a tragicomedy of the human condition, in a relentless allegory on the desperate pursuit of the American Dream ultimately resulting in a powerful drama with elements of suspense.


GERMANY, USA | 2020 | COLOR | DCP | 120' | ENGLISH

Based on true events, Bastian Günther‘s film captures the tragic ending of an annual ‘contest’ in Texas, where 20 participants are trying to win a pick-up truck. How? By keeping their hands on it the longer they can. But from the very beginning there doesn’t seem to be any fun – just the financial tragedy, the despicable system that proves its bankruptcy through humiliating games that go terribly awry.

Günther’s criticism, fierce and deeply political, avoids the trap of topicality. In his unusual screenplay structure lies a painful comment about moral decline, lost dignity, and the almighty materialism. He films exhaustively, describing the current cultural American (and not only) moment. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Bastian Günther
SCREENWRITER: Bastian Günther
DoP: Michael Kotschi
MUSIC: The Notwist
EDITOR: Anne Fabini
​PRINCIPAL CAST: Carrie Preston, Joe Cole, Callie Hernandez, Bill Callahan

BASTIAN GÜNTHER
46 year-old German director, based in Texas. He studied Direction at the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin. He’s been assistant director to Christian Petzold. ‘One of these Days’ is his third feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2020 One of These Days
2013 Houston
2007 Autopilots


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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

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

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

        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