The Fascination of Black & White (15)

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Tabu

Πορτογαλία/Portugal, Γερμανία/Germany, Βραζιλία/Brazil, Γαλλία/France, Ισπανία/Spain, 2012, μ.α./b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Miguel Gomes | Σεν./Scr.: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo | Φωτ./Cin.: Rui Poças | Μοντ./Ed.: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes | Hθ./Cast: Teresa Madruga, Telmo Churro, Hortêncílio Aquina, Américo Mota | Παρ./Prod.: O Som e a Fúria, Komplizen Film, Gullane, Shellac Sud | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118'

It’s an eccentric two-part tale centered on Aurora, shown first as an impulsive, cantankerous elderly woman in present-day Lisbon.
When Aurora is hospitalized, she sends her neighbor, Pilar, to pass word of her grave condition to Gian Luca, a man of which no one
has ever heard her speak. Pilar’s quest to fulfill her friend’s wish transports us to Africa fifty years earlier, before the start of the Portuguese Colonial War. We see Aurora again, this time as the gorgeous wife of a wealthy young farmer, involved in a forbidden
love affair with Gian Luca, her husband’s best friend.

The film won the Alfred Bauer Award in Berlin International Film Festival, along with the FIPRESCI prize.

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Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο/United Kingdom, ΗΠΑ/USA, Αυστραλία/Australia, Ιαπωνία/Japan, Γαλλία/France, 2007, μ.α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Anton Corbijn | Σεν./Scr.: Debora Curtis, Matt Grenhalgh | Φωτ./Cin.: Martin Ruhe| Μοντ./Ed.: Andrew Hulme | Μουσ./Mus.: New Order | Hθ./Cast: Sam Riley, Samantha Norton, Alexandra Maria Lara | Παρ./Prod.: Becker Films, CINV, Claraflora | Διάρκεια/Dur.:122'

The film is based on the book by Debora Curtis, Ian Curtis’ wife, and presents the enigmatic figure of the tragically lost artist. Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad young man, who works at an employment office and at his free time, sings in the band “Warsaw”. His life gets happier when he meets and marries Debbie, while, at the same time, his band gets more and more successful, under the name “Joy Division”. However, suffering from epilepsy and being under pressure because of the band gigs and his newborn son needs, he will soon lose his mind.

The film was multi-awarded in Cannes Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and BAFTA Awards, among else.

 

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Φινλανδία/Finland, 1999, μ.α./b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Aki Kaurismäki| Σεν./Scr.: Juhani Aho, Aki Kaurismäki| Φωτ./Cin.: Timo Salminen | Μοντ./Ed.: Aki Kaurismäki| Μουσ./Mus.: Anssi Tikanmäki | Hθ./Cast:
Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati Outinen, André Wilms, Markku Peltola, Elina Salo | Παρ./ Prod.: Sputnik | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 78'

The movie is based on the famous book by the Finnish author Juhani Aho, which is adapted to the big screen for the fourth time.
Kaurismäki’s remake no longer takes place in the 18th century, but in 1970, when Marja, is married to an older peasant, Juha. Her life changes radically when she meets Shemeikka, after his car breaks down near their house. His attempt to lure Marja into following him to the city and living a new, wonderful life is successful. However, her decision to abandon her husband is only the beginning of her nightmare.

The film won the C.I.C.A.E. Award-Honorary Mention in Berlin International Film Festival.

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Following

Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο / UK, 1998, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Christopher Nolan | Σεν./ Scr: Christopher Nolan | Φωτ./Cin: Christopher Nolan | Μοντ./Εd: Gareth Heal, Christopher Nolan | Μουσ./Mus: David Julyan | Ηθ./ Cast: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan | Παρ/ Prod: Next Wave Films, Syncopy | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 69'

Christopher Nolan’s debut feature is a British neo-noir crime drama film. It tells the story of a young writer, Bill, who follows strangers around the streets of London, observing them, but fails to keep his distance. One day, a glib and self-confident man, whom Bill has been following, confronts him. He’s Cobb, a burglar who takes Bill under his wing and shows him how to break and enter. Soon the hero is drawn into a criminal underworld.

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Down by law

ΗΠΑ, Γερμανία/ USA, Germany, 1986, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Jim Jarmusch | Σεν./ Scr: Jim Jarmusch | Φωτ./Cin: Robby Müller | Μοντ./Εd: Melody London | Μουσ./Mus: John Lurie | Ηθ./ Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin | Παρ/ Prod: Black Snake, Grokenberger Film Produktion, Island Pictures | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 107’

Two men, previously unknown to each other, are arrested in New Orleans and placed in the same cell. Both Zack, a disc jockey, and Jack, a pimp, have been set up, neither having committed the crime for which they have been arrested. An interesting third person, joins them in their cell: the eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie. Τhe third film of Jim Jarmusch is a cult classic.

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Der stand der dinge

Δ.Γερμανία/W.Germany, Η.Π.Α./U.S.A., Πορτογαλία/Portugal, 1982, b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Wim Wenders. Σεν./Scr.: Wim Wenders, Robert Kramer, Josh Wallace. Φωτ./Cin.: Henri Alekan, Fred Murphy, Martin Schäfer. Μοντ./Ed.: Jon Neuburger, Peter Przygodda, Barbara von Weitershausen. Μουσ./Mus.: Jim Jarmusch, Jürgen Knieper. | Ηθ./Cast: Isabelle Weingarten, Rebecca Pauly, Jeffrey Kime. | Παρ./ Prod.: Artificial Eye, Gray City, Musidora Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 121΄

Ένα κινηματογραφικό συνεργείο στην Πορτογαλία γυρίζει ταινία επιστημονικής φαντασίας σχετικά με τους επιζώντες μετά την Αποκάλυψη στη Γη, με τίτλο «The Survivors». Τα γυρίσματα σταματούν όταν η παραγωγή στερεύει από πόρους και φιλμ. Τότε θα αρχίσει ένα ταξίδι για την αναζήτηση του παραγωγού της ταινίας
που εξαφανίστηκε μυστηριωδώς.

 Η ΑΣΗΜΑΝΤΗ ΖΩΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΕΝΗΣ ΠΑΥΛΗ-ΧΑΠΕΣΙΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΛΗΣΦΤ2

The insignificant life of Helen Pavli

Κύπρος/ Cyprus, 2017, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης,/Μichael Hapeshis | Σεν./ Scr: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/ Michael Hapeshis | Φωτ./Cin: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/Michael Hapeshis, Νικ Μίλνερ/Nic Milner | Μοντ./Εd: Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης/Μichael Hapeshis | Μουσ./Mus: Μαρίνα Λίτου/ Marina Litou | Ηθ./ Cast: Δημήτρης Αντρέας/Dimitri Andreas, Αντρέας Καρράς/Andreas Karras, Jake Marshal/Tζέικ Μάρσαλ, Άννα Σάββα/ Anna Savva, Ελεάνα Κιτιεύς/ Eleana Kitiefs| Παρ/ Prod: Acanthus Films, Μιχάλης Χαπέσιης,/Μichael Hapeshis| Διάρκεια/ Dur: 16’

With Brexit in the background and under the constant bombardment of advertising messages from the London Greek Radio, a first,
second and third generation family of Greek Cypriots in London is struggling to deal with the elderly father suffering from dementia and their two children living in a world of their own.

The film received a Special Mention in the International Competition Section of the 40th International Short Film Festival in Drama.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Onslaught

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2016, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vassilis Vafeas | Σεν./Scr.: Βασίλης Βαφέας/Vassilis Vafeas | Φωτ./Cin.: Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostis Gikas | Μοντ./Ed.: Saifentin Salim | Μουσ./ Mus.: Θάνος Μικρούτσικος/Thanos Mikroutsikos | Ηθ./Cast: Νίκος Πουρσανίδης/Nikos Poursanidis, Αμαλία Αρσένη/Amalia Arseni, Τάκης Παπαματθαίου/
Takis Papamattheou, Μαργαρίτα Πανουσοπούλου/Margarita Panousopoulou, Ρίτα Αντωνοπούλου/Rita Antonopoulou | Παρ./Prod.: Σίγμα Φιλμ/Sigma Film, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, ΕΡΤ/ERT, Τonikon, Σκλαβής/ Sklavis & Co., Κωστής Γκίκας/Kostis Gikas | Διάρκεια/Dur.:78'

Α young stage and TV director lives between two worlds. On the one hand, there is the world of show business, full of glitter and
allure resting firmly on the three foundations on which our society is based – sex, money and power. On the other hand, there is his
family milieu that is in dire financial straits which put a strain on human relations that are at the very least already complex and traumatic. And all these will become even more nightmarish when the political situation in the country becomes dangerous with the
establishment of a dictatorship.

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

Mikri Arktos

Ursa Minor

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2015, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Σεν./Scr.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Φωτ./Cin.: Χρήστος Αλεξανδρής/Christos Alexandris | Μοντ./Ed.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Μουσ./Mus.: Yannis Kokiasmenos | Hθ./Cast: Σοφία Γεωργοβασίλη/Sofia Georgovassili, Γιάννης Κοκιασμένος/Yannis Kokiasmenos, Διώνη Κουρτάκη/Dioni Kourtaki | Παρ./Prod.: Ελισάβετ Χρονοπούλου/Elissavet Chronopoulou | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 86’

A man is arrested in a hotel room, while an unconscious young woman is taken to the hospital in an ambulance. During his ride in
the police car, he recounts the past few months, from his unusual first encounter with the victim a few months earlier in that same
hotel, to the dramatic finale of their relationship this morning. 12 arresting POV shots depict two people’s attempt to fall in love, in a relationship where truth destroys everything.

The film won the award of Best Narrative Feature Film in the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival (2016).

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Κnifer

Ελλάδα/Greece, Kύπρος/Cyprus, 2010, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/Yannis Economides | Σεν./Scr.: Γιάννης Οικονομίδης/ Yannis Economides, Δώρης Αυγερινόπουλος/Doris Avgerinopoulos | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κατσαΐτης/Dimitris Katsaitis | Μοντ./Ed.: Ιωάννης Χαλκιαδάκης/Ioannis Chalkiadakis | Ηθ./Cast: Στάθης Σταμουλακάτος/Stathis Stamoulakatos, Βαγγέλης Μουρίκης/Vangelis Mourikis, Μαρία Καλλιμάνη/ Maria Kallimani | Παρ./Prod.:Πάνος Παπαχατζής/Panos Papahadzis | Διάρκεια/Dur.:108΄

Nikos is an average guy with no ambitions, living in rural Greece. His father’s sudden death reunites him with his uncle who invites him to live and work at his house in the outskirts of Athens. Not having much to lose, Nikos takes his chances accepting his uncle’s
offer. He takes on the job of protecting his uncle’s purebred dogs from the hostile neighbours. Driven by envy, lust and anger, Nikos
merges into a vicious circle of perpetual antagonism, the struggle for power over others and discontent.

The film won 4 Hellenic Film Academy Awards (Film, Director, Screenplay and Editing) as well as the Best Feature Film Award in Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Still Looking for Morphine

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2001, μ&α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Σεν./Scr.: Διασκευή από το ομώνυμο βιβλίο της Νικόλ Ρούσσου/Adapted from the book of same name by Nicole Roussou, Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Φωτ./Cin.: Παναγιώτης Σαλαπάτας/ Panayotis Salapatas | Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννης Φάγκρας/Yannis Fagras | Μουσ./Mus.: BD Foxmoor, Sadahzinia | Hθ./Cast: Εκάβη Ντούμα/Ekavi Ntouma, Κατερίνα Φάγκρα/Katerina Fagra, Νίκος Πομώνης/Nikos Pomonis, Ιωσήφ Πολυζωίδης/ Iosif Polizoidis | Παρ./Prod.: Δύο Χάδια/Two Stroke Films | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 119’

A tomboy rides her motorcycle among real and imagined dangers, to arrive unscathed, but unalterably changed, at the end of summer. The end of innocence has already begun and a new path, dark and hopeful, stands waiting like the ships beyond her window. It will be an act of violence that thrusts the girl into womanhood and leads her to a new life where, not without pain,
everything is possible.

The film won the Prize of the Greek Film Critics Association in Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2001). Sight & Sound magazine has included it in a list with the ‘75 hidden gems’ in the history of world cinema.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1997, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis | Σεν./Scr.: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κορδελάς/Dimitris Kordelas | Μοντ./Ed.: Ντίνος Βαμβακούσης/Dinos Vamvakousis | Ηθ./Cast: Ρένος Χαραλαμπίδης/Renos Charalambidis, Γιάννης Μποτσαντζόγλου/Yannis Bostantzoglou, Δήμητρα Παπαδήμα/Dimitra Papadima, Βάνα Πεφάνη/Vana Pefani, Γιώργος Βουλτάτζης/Yorgos Voultatzis | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/ Greek Film Center, Sunlight, Νίκος Βεργέτης/Nikos Vergetis | Διάρκεια/Dur.:78'

In order to secure money for the production of his first film, a young man asks help from a film producer. The producer, however, was involved with pornographic films, and now his main business is drug dealing. The young director will have to become a drug
runner in order to get the money he needs for his film.

The film won the FIPRESCI Prize in Istanbul International Film Festival, while Yorgos Voultatzis won the Greek Competition Award for Best Supporting Actor at Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

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No Sympathy for the Devil

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1997, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Δημήτρης Αθανίτης/Dimitris Athanitis | Σεν./Scr.: Δημήτρης Αθανίτης/Dimitris Athanitis | Φωτ./Cin.: Παναγιώτης Θεοφανόπουλος/Panagiotis Theofanopoulos | Μοντ./Ed.: Στάθης Πλώτας/Stathis Plotas | Μουσ./Mus.: Γιώργος Μπιλίκας/Thanos Mikroutsikos | Ηθ./Cast: Κώστας Καζανάς/Kostas Kazanas, Λένα Κιτσοπούλου/Lena Kitsopoulou, Γιώργος Κοτανίδης/Giorgos Kotanidis, Πάνος Θανασούλης/Panos Thanassoulis, Γιάννης Μποσταντζόγλου/ Yannis Bostantzoglou, Τάκης Βαμβακίδης/Takis Vamvakidis | Παρ./Prod.: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center, DNA Films | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 80'

This is a fantastic story of love and death set in a future Athens, where a supermarket cashier falls deeply in love with a young waitress who has just been released from prison. When she dies of a drug overdose, the hero does everything in his power to find her again: even taking a trip to hell.

Lena Kitsopoulou was named Best Actress in Thessaloniki International Film Festival (1997).

The film will be prefaced by the director. It will be screened with english subtitles.

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Desert Sky

Ελλάδα/Greece, Γαλλία/France, 1997, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Νίκος Κορνήλιος/Nikos Kornilios | Σεν./Scr.: Νίκος Κορνήλιος/ Nikos Kornilios | Φωτ./Cin.: Dominique Colin | Μοντ./Ed.: Δέσποινα Δανάη Μαρουλάκου/Despina Danai Maroulakou | Μουσ./Mus.: Νίκος Κορνήλιος/Nikos Kornilios | Ηθ./Cast: Ίρις Χαντζιαντωνίου/Iris Hatziantoniou, Ακύλλας Καραζήσης/Akilas Karazisis, Αρτώ Απαρτιάν/Arto Apartian, Βαγγελιώ Ανδρεαδάκη/ Vagelio Andreadaki, Τίτος Βανδής/Titos Vandis | Παρ./Prod.: ΕΡΤ 1, Νίκος Κορνήλιος/Nikos Kornilios, Cl Productions, Trois Lumieres Productions (France), Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου/Greek Film Center | Διάρκεια/Dur.:90΄

The few survivors of a deserted city, sometime in the near future, are left with no water or food but somehow manage to survive. In a hospital, a lonely scientist, Foteini, is helping a patient with amnesia to recover. She also meets an actor named Aias - who often visits his sick sister - and becomes romantically involved with him. Foteini is swept away by love; Aias, however, is unprepared for such strong emotions. Their separation brings Foteini to the house of the amnesiac, and he takes care of her, up to the moment that she discovers a photo of hers among his things.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.

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End of an Era

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1994, μ&α./b&w, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Αντώνης Κόκκινος/Antonis Kokkinos | Σεν./Scr.: Αντώνης Κόκκινος/Antonis Kokkinos, Αλέξανδρος Κακαβάς/Alexandros Kakavas | Φωτ./ Cin.: Σταύρος Χασάπης/Stavros Hasapis | Μοντ./Ed.: Ιωάννα Σπηλιοπούλου/ Ioanna Spiliopoulou | Μουσ./Mus.: Γιάννης Mπαχ Σπυρόπουλος/Yannis Bach Spiropoulos | Hθ./Cast: Κώστας Καζανάς/Kostas Kazanas, Δημοσθένης Παπαδόπουλος/Dimosthenis Papadopoulos, Γιώργος Πυρπασόπουλος/Giorgos Pirpasopoulos, Πέγκυ Τρικαλιώτη/Peggy Trikalioti | Παρ./Prod.: ΥΠΕΡΙΩΝ Α.Ε., Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (ΕΚΚ) | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 98'

1969: Christos arrives in Athens with his family from the countryside. He studies at a boys’ high school and prepares for his exams to enter university. He soon joins a group of college graduates. The young men are faced by the stifling realities and the prevailing lack of freedom through rock music, the theater group they create and the love affairs that break their friendships apart but also lead to the creation of new bonds.

The film received various awards at the 35th Thessaloniki Internaional Film Festival, including those of Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress.

The film will be screened with english subtitles.