Athens International Film Festival

THE STRANGER

24/09/2021, 22:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
30/09/2021, 22:15, STELLA

An example of the inconceivably artistic greatness of its director, “The Stranger” remains forgotten at the bottom of a superb filmography, but continues to be counted amongst some of the greatest noirs ever made. From every aspect, the most commercially successful film of the director’s early period is a post-expressionistic classic, impressive because of the ingenuous way it was filmed, foreshadowing the aesthetics of “The Third Man”


USA | 1946 | B&W | DCP | 95’ | ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH

A Nazi hunter (Edward J. Robinson) finds himself in a quiet American town where, as usually, a wolf in sheep’s clothing (Orson Welles) lives respectfully among the citizens. The most “normal” of all Wellesian films, historically the first with images form Nazi concentration camps, would be his last film in Hollywood, that offered him recognition and ostracised him.

In “The Stranger” , his ability to adapt to the narration for a big audience (his only commercial success), his inability to avoid genius scenes and the creative repetition of his favourite pattern of human monsters – he even portrays them – undermining community, is proven. A stylish film (obviously) with a great acting conflict which culminates in a scene deserving to be anthologized. Just for his own fun. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Orson Welles
SCREENWRITERS: Anthony Veiler, Decla Dunning, Victor Trivas
DoP: Russell Metty
MUSIC: Bronislaw Kaper
EDITOR: Ernest J. Nims
PRINCIPAL CAST: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles


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        MR. ARKADIN

        MR. ARKADIN

        23/09/2021, 19:30, DANAOS
        27/09/2021, 20:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        OTHELLO

        OTHELLO

        23/09/2021, 22:00, RIVIERA
        25/09/2021, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        THE TRIAL

        THE TRIAL

        24/09/2021, 22:30, TRIANON
        28/09/2021, 22:00, RIVIERA

        TOO MUCH JOHNSON

        TOO MUCH JOHNSON

        25/09/2021, 17:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:45, STELLA

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        THE IMMORTAL STORY / UNE HISTOIRE IMMORTELLE

        25/09/2021, 17:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:45, STELLA

        CITIZEN KANE

        CITIZEN KANE

        25/09/2021, 20:00, IDEAL

        MACBETH

        MACBETH

        26/09/2021, 18:30, IDEAL
        30/09/2021, 20:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE

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        26/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2021, 21:30, TRIANON

        TOUCH OF EVIL

        TOUCH OF EVIL

        27/09/2021, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPION
        3/10/2021, 18:30, DANAOS

        THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

        THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

        28/09/2021, 20:00, AEGLI ZAPPION
        2/10/2021, 17:00, IDEAL

        THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

        THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

        29/09/2021, 19:00, DANAOS
        3/10/2021, 19:30, TRIANON

        F FOR FAKE

        F FOR FAKE

        29/09/2021, 22:00, TRIANON
        2/10/2021, 21:30, STELLA