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THE RUMBLE OF THE WORLD

GREECE | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 84’ | GREEK, ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, MANDARIN, RUSSIAN, WOLOF

Greece, Russia, USA, Brazil, China, Senegal. Meeting young people in these countries we heard a ‘Rumble’ foretelling an impending explosion. The fall of communism, crisis of capitalism, ecological catastrophes, migration waves, globalization. The new generation is at the forefront, exposed, helpless without being able to envision a more optimistic future. This ‘Rumble’ comes from this young generation. Their words, images, sounds and music compose the notes of an audio-visual symphony entitled: ‘The Rumble of the World’.

DIRECTOR: Petros Sevastikoglou
SCREENWRITER: Petros Sevastikoglou
DoP: Petros Sevastikoglou
MUSIC: The Prefabricated Quartet
EDITOR: Christos Giannakopoulos
PRINCIPAL CAST: Martha Lampiri, Io Latoussaki, Vassilis Boutsikos, Vassya Berezin, Asya Rechnaya, Wei Xun, Wang Na, Zhang Guangxin, Tian Xiaoyu, Youri Bernandez, Omar Fall

PETROS SEVASTIKOGLOU
Born in Moscow. He studied sociology in Paris and film directing in the USA. He directed numerous theatrical plays for the Greek National Theatre and for private productions in Greece, France, Belgium, Poland and China. He teaches film acting and film directing at the School of the Greek National Theatre.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021
The Rumble of the World
2015 Electra
2012 Attractive Illusion
2007 Three Moments
1997 Wind Over the City



    Publication date: 2021-09-14 14:20:49

    A HERO / GHAHREMAN (Opening Film)

    A HERO / GHAHREMAN (Opening Film)

    During a two-day leave from prison, where he has been sent due to unpaid debts, a man tries to repay his lender in time. A thoughtless act will, however, result in an avalanche of events at the detriment of those near and dear to him. A great cinematic return for the two-time Oscar winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman”, the exemplary screenwriting and directing of this film, with the suspense of a thriller through and through, constitutes a bitter parable of a contemporary world where every action has unexpected consequences and morality remains a fragile notion. Grand Prix winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

    DUNE (Closing Film)

    DUNE (Closing Film)

    The exotic beauty of Arrakis, the precious spice, the war between the Harkonnen and the Fremen, House Atreides, the Dune Messiah. The most highly-awaited film of the year, an adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary literary epic, “lands” with a glorious cast, astonishing artistic direction, action, political intrigue and an ecological vision. After “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2046”, Denis Villeneuve takes on an exemplary sci-fi novel and promises a grand cinematic journey. Formal selection at the Venice Film Festival. After the start of the ceremony (2/10/2021), entry is NOT permitted in the theater. The screening will begin right after the end of the ceremony at IDEAL.

    SUBLET

    SUBLET

    A “brief encounter” between two men in present-day Tel Aviv. The first, a travel writer on assignment for the New York Times. The second, a local twenty-something man subletting his apartment. The former at the height of a midlife crisis. The latter free from inhibitions. From this starting point, one of the most significant representatives of queer cinema in recent decades, compares two generations and bridges their gap with a sexy, sentimentally rich film and with two disarming performances: one by the veteran John Benjamin Hickey and the other by the mesmerising newcomer Niv Nissim.

    TITANE

    TITANE

    A series of unexplained crimes become the reason for a father to reconnect with his son, who has been missing for ten years. A bold, belligerent and audacious thriller in which the concepts of identity and sexual behaviour meet “Crash” and David Cronenberg's style of physical horror resulting in the French director of “Raw” becoming the second female director to be awarded the Palme d'Or. A risky and provocative attack on the senses, “Titane” is not to be missed by fans of provocative and unconventional cinema.

    PETITE MAMAN

    PETITE MAMAN

    Having recently lost her grandmother, and with her own mother absent, 8-year old Nelly explores the woods and becomes friends with a girl of the same age who instantly seems unusually familiar to her. Two years after the feminist triumph of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, Céline Sciamma mirrors the child's gaze through ethereal magical realism which echoes the paradoxical nature of Charlie Kaufman. A tender film acting as shelter for all children who have long since crossed the threshold of adulthood.

    I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

    I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

    In search of funding for her research, a career-driven archaeologist is willing to become a guinea pig for a high tech company manufacturing ideal lovers. However, the alluring android matched to her, proves to be more human than expected from a comedy on the verge of being a science fiction film. And so an impressive cast & crew (among which the director of “Unorthodox” Maria Schrader and a doll of a man - literally and metaphorically - Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey'') enter the arena of modern relationships, contemplating ideas such as the human condition and (unfulfilled) desires. Maren Eggert was awarded the Silver Berlin Bear.