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Note: (*) indicates English subtitles
WE STAND ALONE: NEW GREEK CINEMA
We stand on the threshold of universal change. Greeks are among the reluctant players of this wave, just as they have often been in the past when the turning forces destroyed traditions, broke down customs, and brought about new institutions and ideas. But those who are caught in the torrents of the times are called to step away from the known and the usual – and respond. Necessity, violence, suffering – they move the artists of the world not only to reveal the truth of what has gone wrong and why, but also to act as beacons of hope for what may go right.
Greek filmmakers from Greece, Cyprus and the world – their aesthetic antennae vibrating in sync with the living forces of here and now – challenge us to look beyond our familiar horizon into the age of the future.
THE ARTS OF HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION
Top Hollywood professionals discuss their artistic processes and decision-making.
Followed by refreshments.
AMNESIA DIARIES (Imerologio Amnesias)*
Greece, 2012, 105 min, US Premiere
Director/Writer/Cinematographer: Stella Theodorakis
Producers: Stella Theodorakis, Thanos Anastopoulos
The filmmaker reflects upon her leisurely past and frantic present, gradually coming to a realization that concerns each and every one of us, just as intimately as it does her.
WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS (Ap ta Kokkala Vgalmena)*
Greece, 2011, 88 min, LA Premiere
Presented by Hellenic American Medical and Dental Association of Southern California
Director: Sotoris Goritsas
Producer: Constantinos Moriatis
Cast: Argiris Xafis, Dimitris Immelos, Anna Kufsaftiki, Kostas Berikopoulos, Minas Xatzisavvas, Giorgos Simeonidis, Dimitri Xanthopoulos, Vangelis Mourikis
A young medical intern begins his career at the “All Saints Hospital” in Athens, only to discover that everyone who works in the Greek public sector is part of a monstrous bureaucracy and an absurd tragicomedy.
Cyprus, 2012, 15 min, US Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Stylianos Constantinou
Cast: Antonis Katsaris, Zoe Wintershaussen
Precise and meticulous, the embalmer begins preparing a body. But the job he has been serving for so many years has something in store for him, something out of order.
*2012 Rome International Film Festival