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Athens International Film Festival celebrates David Lynch's birthday with the screening of the "LOST HIGHWAY" in 4K digital print

The Athens International Film Festival moves to the Cinobo OPERA cinema the sold out screenings that used to take place at IDEAL cinema and launches its Saturday film dates for 2024 with the "Lost Highway". David Lynch's legendary noir thriller will be screened for the first time in our country in the digital format recently edited by the director himself.

Wanting to keep alive the memory of the historic cinema that a few days ago ingloriously and forever interrupted its operation, the Athens International Film Festival honours the new cycle of screenings called IDEAL NIGHTS and invites you to watch (or re-watch) modern film classics in restored digital copies, most of which will be screened for the first time in Greece. At the same time, it enthusiastically welcomes the reopening of the OPERA cinema (now known as Cinobo OPERA), a cinema closely intertwined with the recent run of the Athens International Film Festival, and looks forward to meeting its audience there again.

The scheduled films will be announced gradually and screened at regular intervals. The first screening of the new year, on David Lynch's birthday on January 20th, will be the LOST HIGHWAY in an impressive 4K digital restoration edited by the director himself.

A few words about the film by Loukas Katsikas:

Cinema as a gesture of pure magic, the conquest of the subconscious through the experience of watching a film, direction that manipulates its technical means in the service of an absolute mystique, the diabolical ability of the cinematic medium to create hallucinatory and dark reflections of reality: For the more adventurous part of the audience, the "Lost Highway" is all of the above. For the more prudent and traditional portion, it is the almost incomprehensible story of a saxophonist who is imprisoned accused of murdering his wife and, locked in his cell, is suddenly transformed one night into an unknown young man.

Lynch asks his viewers to welcome this narrative paradox, to embrace the abrupt break with logic and to decode the enigmas of the plot on their own. At the same time, however, he desires and achieves their complete submission through a horror narrative that winks at how the entire cinema sneaks into everyone's unconscious, and manages to represent in filmic terms a situation lifted from the pages of psychoanalysis books.

Above all, however, the "Lost Highway" remains throughout its duration a dense nightmare from which you at least have the comforting thought that you can wake up at any time. But the unforgettable figure of the demonic Robert Blake, the yellow stripes on a night asphalt road towards the unknown, the unsettling darkness in the hallway of an apartment or an isolated house that blows up only to return soon afterwards to its original form are images that are not easily erased from the mind. They accompany the viewer after leaving the movie theater. And they persistently follow him as he returns to the outside world.

SCREENING INFORMATION:

LOST HIGHWAY-4K RESTORATION

Director: David Lynch Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Robert Loggia Duration: 134’ Year of Production: 1997

Date: Saturday, January 20th 2024

Venue: CINOBO OPERA 1 | 57 Akadimias Str.
Starting Time: 23h30
Ticket: 7€

To get your tickets on time visit more.com:
https://www.viva.gr/tickets/cinema/xameni-leoforos-4k-psifiaki-apokatastasi-lost-highway-4k-restoration

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The 29th Athens International Film Festival is part of the ROP of Attica 2021-2027 and isco-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Τhe 29th Athens International Film Festival is held under the auspice of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.



    Publication date: 2024-01-16 15:00:13

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