24th Athens International Film Festival

Greek Short Stories - In Competition IV

Θαυμάσιες Μέρες / Wonderful Days

Διάρκεια / Duration: 5' 10'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Director Maria Ligkou

How many times can two people accidentally meet in a city? How "wonderful" are the days we live in? They can cut all the flowers, but they cannot stop the coming of the spring?

Ξιφομαχίες / Swordfights

Διάρκεια / Duration: 9' 34'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Director Nasos Gatzoulis

According to the dictionary a deflowerer is the one who breaks girls’ hymens. Makis, who is a professional deflowerer, visits psychiatrist Charalampos Babis in hope of resolving a personal issue. Or maybe not?

Redhulk / Redhulk

Διάρκεια / Duration: 27' 27'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Director Assimina Proedrou

Giorgos’ life lacks meaning. He fills the void by being the “Red Hulk”, as he is known at his football team’s fan club. Until the day he gets involved in racial violence, making him hit a dead end and face new problems and dilemmas.

Γης Μαδιάμ/ Smashed out

Διάρκεια / Duration: 16' 45'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Dimitris Nakos

A family’s house has been seized due to debts. They continue living there until all of a sudden the new owner arrives. He offers them the solution of living in the house, until they move out.

Άνθρωπος Νυχτερίδα / The Human Bat

Διάρκεια / Duration: 9' 18'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Director Petros Ioannidis

A young damsel is at distress, for she is at the mercy of three violent masked thugs. Her struggle is interrupted, when a familiar knightly figure emerges from the shadows of the metropolis.

Το Παλατάκι των Αορίων / The Little Palace of Aoria

Διάρκεια / Duration: 24' 00'' - Σκηνοθεσία / Director Vassilis Panagiotakopoulos

In the mountains of Crete, locals decide to bring an isolated village to life. With determined efforts, solidarity and self - organization, they transform an abandoned village into a model place to live.

* Screens on 22nd September