Athens International Film Festival

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Nimic” will be screened at the 25th Athens International Film Festival

The fatal encounter of a cellist with a woman on the underground will considerably impact his life, in a short and aesthetically fascinating film.

Following the Academy Award winning “The Favourite”, Yorgos Lanthimos returns with a 12-minute enigma starring Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia. The script is co-written by Efthymis Filippou.

'Nimic’ is a cinematic puzzle that can contain in the compressed time of a short film the creative ‘absurdity’ of Yorgos Lanthimos’ films and looks back to the surrealist escape of his previous collaborations with Efthimis Filippou. With the circular narration of persistent repetition, the music of Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten and the subtle humour of the playful script, ‘Nimic’ asks questions about identity and the inevitable sequence of roles/ action.

An eccentric bridge between ‘Groundhod Day’ by Harold Ramis and the ‘Enemy’ by Denis Villeneuve, the film sums up the filmography of the Greek director. Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia are a perfect fit for the style and the atmosphere and the film. Are we special? Or maybe our lives become a common sequence and the ‘person’ an illusion? ‘Nimic’ asks questions (surely not providing any answers) with narrational economy and idiosyncratic ease. 




    Publication date: 2019-09-11 16:40:38

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