Athens International Film Festival
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MAKE UP

25/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
26/9/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

On a winter’s night, the young protagonist arrives at a haunted-looking windswept seaside Cornwall resort to visit her boyfriend who works there. Signs of his infidelity become the starting point of a journey full of mystery, during which uncharted aspects of the self and sexuality are examined. A psychological thriller, an unexpected love story, a hallucinatory exploration of human desire, captivating photography and atmosphere and seductive direction in a powerful debut which places this emerging director in the prestigious company of Andrea Arnold, Lynne Ramsay and Clio Barnard. Director in attendance


UK | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 86' | ENGLISH

There is something haunted in off season resorts and Claire Oakley makes the best of it. Winter in Cornwall, empty trailers, the sound of the sea and the deafening wind is the atmospheric background of a coming-of-age story filled with horror lyricism and narrative eloquence. Ruth goes to meet her lover, Tom, who maintains the resort. In his bed she finds some red hair and a ‘kiss’ on his mirror. It's enough for her imagination to spin towards absurdity but also to re-evaluate her life.

Channeling a (daring) Shyamalan with Roeg and an occasional Lynchian aura, Oakley creeps into the mind of a young woman, stirs the memory and swims in the deeply symbolic waters of sexual awakening. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Claire Oakley
SCREENWRITER: Claire Oakley
DoP: Nick Cooke
MUSIC: Ben Salisbury
EDITOR: Sasha Szwarc
PRINCIPAL CAST: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Lisa Palfrey, Elodie Wilton,Emma White

CLAIRE OAKLEY
Director and screenwriter from London. Her four shorts have been screened at more than 50 international festivals. ‘Make Up’ is her first feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Make Up


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        SPRING BLOSSOM / SEIZE PRINTEMPS

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        25/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        I CARRY YOU WITH ME

        I CARRY YOU WITH ME

        25/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA
        28/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        GAGARINE

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        26/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        1/10/2020, 23:00, STELLA

        JOSEP

        JOSEP

        27/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 23:15, RIVIERA

        WISDOM TOOTH

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        27/9/2020, 22:00, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 22:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        MINYAN

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        28/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA
        1/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        BAD TALES / FAVOLACCE

        BAD TALES / FAVOLACCE

        28/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        2/10/2020, 22:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        AUGUST / AGOSTO

        AUGUST / AGOSTO

        29/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

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        THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION

        30/9/2020, 22:15, TRIANON

        SOUND OF METAL

        SOUND OF METAL

        30/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        2/10/2020, 19:30, STELLA

         STRIDING INTO THE WIND / YE MA FEN ZONG

        STRIDING INTO THE WIND / YE MA FEN ZONG

        1/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

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