23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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23rd Athens International Film Festival: Highlights of Monday 25th September

The Best Newcomers Award Ceremony, Konstantinos Tzoumas, the Greek Cinema Party, the most important movie of the year (“The Florida Project”), Rasoulof’s “A Man of Integrity”, an exemplary drama, special screenings with Animasyros and the legendary Tangerine Dream are some of the highlights of the Festival’s fifth day!

The Asphalt Jungle
25/9/2017, 17:30, Ideal

When the “perfect” robbery doesn't go according to plan, the members of a gang fall apart one by one and what follows is an frenzy of betrayal which gives Huston the opportunity to take a sedulous look into the psyche of outlaws, their dreams for a better life and the succession of failures which end their lives before any bullet can. Nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography). Digitally restored version.

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
25/9/2017, 18:00, Odeon Opera 1

Following a strong earthquake, a high school breaks away from the mainland and starts drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Susan Sarandon, Lena Dunham, Jason Schwartzman and John Cameron Mitchell lend their voices to this adult animated allegory about American modern-day society, beautifully illustrated with crayons, markers and watercolour.

Konstantinos Tzoumas: An Actor by Nature
25/9/2017, 19:30, Danaos 1

A cinematic portrait of Kontantinos Tzoumas, a man who has been described as sarcastic by nature, an idiosyncratic actor and an instinctive author. Cast & crew in attendance

Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream
25/9/2017, 19:45, Odeon Opera 1 (P)

From 60s Berlin to the vast universe, the distance seemed inconceivable until three pioneers of electronic music tried to bridge the gap, and in so doing, defined the sound of the future. This is the story of Tangerine Dream, one of the most rebellious groups and worthy rivals of Pink Floyd, as narrated by the legendary leader of the group Edgar Froese and a wide range of guests from old members to Jean Michel Jarre and Michael Mann. Director in attendance

The Rider
25/9/2017, 20:00, Ideal (P)

A young rodeo champion suffers a serious injury and must come to terms with the fact that he has to stay away from what he loves the most. But turning your back on what you love is a high price to pay. This emotionally generous drama by one of the fastest up-and-coming directors in America received the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the recent Cannes Film Festival

A Man of Integrity / Lerd
25/9/2017, 22:00, Danaos 1

A quiet family man sees his life and small business become the target of a business group with strong ties in government which tries to impede any activity it doesn't control. In Rasoulof's hands, this quintessential battle of a single man against a corrupt system is transformed into an exemplary drama. The film was recently honoured with the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

35 Shots of Rum / 35 Rhums
25/9/2017, 22:00, Odeon Opera 1

A widowed father still pining after an old flame, his young daughter and the boy upstairs who struggles to express his feelings towards her. In what is her sweetest film and one that was hailed by foreign critics as one of her best, Denis touches upon matters such as family, time, days and nights in big cities and the comfort that people afford each other in difficult times. A simple yet disarming film.

The Florida Project
25/9/2017, 22:15, Ideal

In the shadow of Disneyland's Magic Kingdom, a group of youngsters disrupt the lives of the residents of a cheap motel with their shenanigans adding some colour to their otherwise mundane lives. Following the triumph of “Tangerine” the boy wonder of American independent cinema sets sail for the Oscars, with the help of a brilliant Willem Dafoe on his side and introducing the inconceivably talented Brooklynn Prince. An exemplary cinematic specimen of social realism which is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.