24th Athens International Film Festival

One Week and a Day

26/9/2016, 19:45, Odeon Opera 1 27/9/2016, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2 (P) 29/9/2016, 21:30, Odeon Opera 2

A father discovers the beneficial qualities of marijuana and the wild company of the young man next door, while trying to get over the death of his son. Both a painkiller and an antidote to sadness, this already acclaimed and promising debut comes up with a comforting, deeply human way to talk about life, death and the need to make peace, even with the things that scare you most.

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Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Asaph Polonsky
Screenwriter: Asaph Polonsky
DoP: Moshe Mishali
Music: Tamar Aphek, Ran Bagno
Editor: Tali Helter-Shenkar
Principal Cast: Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon, Alona Shauloff, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, Uri Gavriel

Israel | 2016 | Color | DCP | 98' | Hebrew


      International Competition

      International Competition

      Closet Monster

      Closet Monster

      A shy young man who realizes he fancies boys, a wise hamster with Isabella Rossellini's voice, a night that promises to change everything, a coming-of-age story that has to go through a sexual awakening. All this from a talented 26-year-old director in his dreamy, beautiful directorial debut who swears to not fall into any typical gay movie tropes. Best Canadian Feature of the Toronto International Film Festival.

      Evolution

      Evolution

      A remote island inhabited only by young boys and women is hiding heinous secrets about their fate. The macabre answers are waiting on the other side of the city. Science fiction, gothic tale tropes and horror are immersed in this hallucinogenic visual ocean that the marvelous director of "Innocence" shoots like a freaky alluring nightmare from which you don't want to wake up. Special Jury Prize and Cinematography award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

      Indignation

      Indignation

      The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" takes on directing duties for the first time and presents the best cinematic adaptation of a Philip Roth novel so far. A young man experiences a rude awakening in the ultra-conservative America of the `50s, as he clashes with the merciless university system in which he's studying, and Logan Lerman ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") condenses his meteoric rise in an emotionally disarming performance.

      Hedi

      Hedi

      Just before he gets married to some girl his parents chose for him and he hasn't even met, Hedi meets and falls in love with outspoken Rim, which drastically changes everything he believes about life. A disarming story of a personal revolution, which justly won the Best First Feature and Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival.

      The Red Turtle

      The Red Turtle

      When the Academy Award-winning Michael Dudok de Wit decided to work with the legendary animation studio Ghibli, the result couldn't have been anything less than magical. In this visual masterpiece, which would have made Hayao Miyazaki proud, a man shipwrecked in a deserted island is taught all about love by a sea turtle. Special Jury Prize of the "Un Certain Regard" section of the Cannes Film Festival.