Athens International Film Festival

Attack the Block

In a seedy residential block of flats in South London, Sam’s mugged by the tough gang of the city, as she’s returning home. Suddenly, a small extraterrestrial creature falls from the sky, attacks the crowd and Sam runs away. As the police are chasing the teenagers, a second wave of extraterrestrials appears, but this time the gang decides to fight back. They grab their weapons, jump onto their bikes and prepare to defend their territory. The cinematic tradition of “The Goonies” and “The Gremlins” is enriched with non-stop action, breathtaking suspense and scenes of uncontrollable laughter in Joe Cornish’s mature directorial debut. This year’s sci-fi surprise comes from Britain and won the Best Film award of the midnight section of the SXSW festival.

Attack The Block by NyxtesPremieras

Director: Joe Cornish

Screenwriter: Joe Cornish

DoP: Thomas Townend

Μουσική: Steven Price

Editor: Jonathan Amos

Principal Cast: Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones

Country: UK

Year: 2011

Running Time: 88'

Language: English

*Screened on 24th September.

    Publication date: 2011-09-06 12:10:00