Athens International Film Festival

SHIRLEY

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

A famous and psychologically vulnerable horror writer finds the much-needed inspiration for her next book when she and her husband invite a young couple to stay at their elegant house. Josephine Decker offers up a skillfully directed dream-like and magnificently non-conformist biopic. The great Elisabeth Moss impresses the audience with her broad range of acting in the role of Shriley Jackson with the support of Odessa Young, Logan Lerman and Michael Stuhlbarg, in this psychological thriller, a bold journey into the unexplored sides of the mind. Recipient of the Special Jury Award at Sundance for an innovative director who has now secured her place as one of the most important auteurs of American cinema.


USA | 2020 | COLOR | DCP | 107' | ENGLISH

Two newlyweds move in with an agoraphobic horror-story author and her professor-husband. The young man becomes the professor’s assistant. The pregnant girl, despite her academic ambition, stays at home to be the maid of the confined author.

If you are out for an unconventional biopic, look no further. The focus of this film is the famous author Shirley Jackson (“The Haunting of Hill House”) amongst the troubles of marriage, social norms and the creative mind’s endurance of the weight and madness of artistic expression. Decker’s film, meticulous, labyrinthine, volatile and aptly unconventional, succeeds in a thrilling depiction of the artistic labor. Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival, Martin Scorsese is producing I.D.

DIRECTOR: Josephine Decker
SCREENWRITER: Sarah Gubbins
DoP: Sturla Brandth Grovlen
MUSIC: Tamar-Kali
​EDITOR: David Barker
PRINCIPAL CAST: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman

JOSEPHINE DECKER
A rising independent director, 39 year-old Decker was born in Texas and graduated from Princeton. She has done production, screenwriting and acting while she has directed four feature films.

FILMOGRAPHY
2020 Shirley
2018 Madeline's Madeline
2017 Mosaic
2014 Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
2013 Butter on the Latch



        : Festival Darlings

        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

        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