Athens International Film Festival

DIRECTORS

SUZANNE LINDON
Director, Writer and Actress

SPRING BLOSSOM | 25/09, 21:00, ODEON Opera 1 & 26/09, 23:45, LAIS

Suzanne Lindon is 20 years old and was born on April 13 2000 in Paris. At 15, she enrolled at the prestigious French high school Henri IV, and at the same time began writing SPRING BLOSSOM. Suzanne graduated high school with honors in 2018, and decided to take a one year preparatory course in sketching before joining l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris.It’s in 2019, the summer of her 19thbirthday, that she decided to dive into preparation for her first feature film as both director and lead actress

PATRICIA PÉREZ FERNÁNDEZ & HEIDI HASSAN
Documentary Filmmakers

IN A WHISPER | 26/09, 19:45, IDEAL & 27/09, 19:45, RIVIERA

Patricia was born in Havana, in 1978. Graduated in Film Direction at the EICTV, in Cuba in 2002. Since 2003 she lives and works in Spain. Heidi Hassan, born in Cuba in 1978, is a visual artist and filmmaker. She studied at the EICTV (Cuba) and the HEAD (Switzerland). She has collaborated as DoP in more than 30 film projects. Their latest documentary “In a whisper” has received the Best Documentary Award at IDFA, 2019, and Best Direction of Documentary at Malaga Film Festival, 2020.

    

CLAIRE OAKLEY
Director and Writer

MAKE UP | 25/09, 21:45, ODEON Opera 1 & 26/09, 19:45, RIVIERA

Claire is a filmmaker from London. Her four short films have played at festivals worldwide and have picked up several awards. Her previous work also includes an essay film shot entirely underwater, which she produced. Claire is a Screen Star of Tomorrow 2019 and is a graduate of Torino Film Lab, BFI Talent Lab and iFeatures. 

JERRY ROTHWELL
Documentary Filmmaker

THE REASON I JUMP | 27/09, 19:00, ODEON Opera 1 & 29/09, 19:00, RIVIERA

Jerry Rothwell's work includes the feature documentaries: The Reason I Jump, How To Change The World, Sour Grapes,School In The Cloud, Town of Runners, Donor Unknown, Heavy Load and Deep Water. His films have won numerous awards including two Grierson Awards, an Audience Award and Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, an RTS Award, the IDA Pare Lorentz Award and a BAFTA nomination.

PRODUCERS

FILIP JAN RYMSZA
Director, Writer, Producer, Founder and Managing Partner of Royal Road Entertainment

HOPPER/WELLES | 04/10/2020, 18:00, DANAOS

Filip produced and oversaw the completion of Orson Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” as well as Academy Award-winning documentarian, Morgan Neville’s documentary, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” both of which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to play in Telluride and at the New York Film Festival. Both films were released by Netflix. Filip completed post-production on Lech Majewski’s “Valley of the Gods” and Katharine O’Brien’s “Lost Transmissions”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Filip’s previous producing fare includes Lirio Ferreira’s “Blue Blood” and “Oh Gallow Lay,” which premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Filip studied economics, philosophy and film at University of Chicago.



    Publication date: 2018-09-11 23:52:04