24th Athens International Film Festival

Mania

24/9/18, 18:00, Astor


A film with great direction and a cinematic experience worth (re)living on the big screen. During a walk in the National Gardens a contemporary big-city woman is transformed into an uncontrollable element of nature, this metamorphosis in the hands of Panousopoulos takes on the form of a savage and frenzied Dionysus' song on the outbreak of human instincts. An unforgeable performance by Aris Retsos and a unique score by Nikos Xydakis. In attendance of the cast & crew

 


GREECE | 1985 | COLOR | 35MM | 92' | GREEK

It’s a summer noon and a career woman, with a husband, children and loads of work stress, strolls around the National Garden where her most secret instincts are awakened, turning this location into a jungle and her into an unrestrained force of Nature.

A technical achievement and an auteur’s film, since Panousopoulos serves as producer, screenwriter, director, director of photography and editor, «Mania» unleashes a wildly Dionysian call to the revolution of human desires and primal senses. Filming overwhelms the viewer with its brutal dynamism, Retsos uniquely transforms into a modern-day Dionysus and Nikos Xydakis’ music is a crucial addition. L.K.

DIRECTOR: Giorgos Panousopoulos
SCREENWRITER: Giorgos Panousopoulos
DoP: Giorgos Panousopoulos
MUSIC: Nikos Xydakis
EDITOR: Giorgos Panousopoulos
PRINCIPAL CAST: Alessandra Vanzi, Aris Retsos, Antonis Theodorakopoulos, Stavros Xenidis, Betty Livanou


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