22nd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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  • Xenia

    "Xenia" is a fairytale road movie for the 21st Century, a flamboyant adventure with a great sense of humor and a tendency towards magic realism, full of chills, thrills and Italian songs from the 60s, highlighting its irrepressible optimism in the face of adversity.

  • God Help the Girl

    "God Help the Girl" is an alternative indie musical that changes the rules of the game, transforming a romantic dramedy into an eclectic, sophisticated delight for film and music lovers alike.

  • Nymphomaniac Director's Cut, Part I & II

    The story of self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe unfolds before our very eyes in its entirety, with both volumes joined seamlessly without the censorship, just like Lars Von Trier, one the most restless minds in contemporary cinema, would have wanted it.

  • a Blast

    With his sophomore feature, Syllas Tzoumerkas holds the future in his hands, as he continues to attract the attention of some of the most important festivals around the world.

  • Gemma Bovery

    Martin, a middle-aged ex-Parisian hipster now living in a Norman village with his family, is unsettled by the arrival of an English couple by the name of Bovery. And it's not just because of Gemma's stunning looks, but her close resemblance to Gustave Flaubert's heroine of the same name, which happens to be his favorite novel.

  • Breathe

    Teenagers Charlie and Sarah will fall madly in love, but their joyful rapture is soon replaced with a poisonous sense of possessiveness and jealously in a cruel psychological game full of hidden secrets and unpredictable developments.

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him / Her

    A subversive movie delight, told in two intertwined films, that breathes new life into this tired genre.

  • At Home

    "At Home" is an honest, minimal melodrama with a Spartan aesthetic, featuring a strong and simple main character. As Sören Kierkegaard so elegantly put it, purity of heart is to will one thing and this is her story.

  • The Wonders

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Alice Rohrwacher's sleeper hit won the hearts of both the critics and the audience.

  • The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer

    Merging reality with amusing (on the surface) fiction, famous TV comedian Pif shows a lot of respect to Mob film tradition, while turning it on its head.

  • The Drop

    A story about crime and deceit in the Brooklyn underworld, a robbery gone wrong and a neighborhood full of deadly secrets and lies. In other words, you've got yourself one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year.

  • I Origins

    Are the eyes really the window of the soul? This is the springboard for a fascinating movie experience and a scientific discovery that could change society as we know it.

  • Stations of the Cross

    How far would you go to become a saint? Dietrich Brüggemann offers his own disarming, yet intentionally ambiguous answer in a film that won the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Script at the Berlin Film Festival.

  • Starred Up

    "Starred Up" - England's answer to Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" - is a descent into the nightmarish world of a British prison, where survival is all about balance and boundaries and social rehabilitation is nothing but a pipe dream.

  • Whiplash

    The boundaries between dedication and self-destructive obsession in the quest for perfection are redefined in Damien Chazelle's brilliant debut, which took home the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance.

  • Beautiful Youth

    In his realistic new movie, Jaime Rosales talks about a generation raised in front of the computer screen in a world that insists on clipping their wings, condemning them to social marginalization and a life of idleness.

  • Jack

    Despite his young age, 10-year-old Jack looks after his little brother a lot better than his working mother. At some point, an accident will cause social services to place him into foster care, but he doesn't even last long. He escapes and, together with his little brother, they set out to look for their mother in the streets of Berlin.

  • Insecure

    30something Chérif is trying to turn his life around. He's back living with his parents and studying for his nursing license, while temporarily working as a security guard at a strip mall. A chance encounter with a beautiful girl gives him a glimpse of what life could be, until a tragic event brings his future plans to a halt, testing his limits.

  • Human Capital

    Italian cinema continues to rise with a dramatic gem that's already had a robust festival run, while it triumphed at the Italian Oscars (known as David di Donatello).

  • Welcome to New York

    The film that shocked the Cannes Film Festival, while famous directors around the world were cheering Abel Ferrara's - a doomed genius if there ever was one - return to form. Only this time around, he was feeling a little too sarcastic, as the storyline was based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, the IMF's former director who was a little too fond of hotel maids.