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Another Tribute of this year's 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is dedicated to

Woodstock and the year 1969.


The Festival is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (21/11-4/12, Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (28/11-4/12, Sevastoupoleos 117).

About this Tribute the Festival Director Ninos Mikelidis wrote:
“In the United States at the beginning of 1969, while the Vietnam War is still at its peak, Lyndon Johnson leaves the nation's presidency and Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the new President of the United States. At Memphis Studios Elvis Presley writes his version of the song “Long Black Limousine” from the famous album "From Elvis in Memphis". The strikes at Harvard and Berkeley University begin, with National Guard helicopters dispensing airborne tear gas to the students. The beginning of the modern gay rights movement begins at New York City. The whole world watches Neil Armstrong taking the very first step onto the moon's surface. The brutality of the My Lai killings and the official cover-up fueled anti-war sentiment in the United States over the Vietnam War. Manson's followers murder Sharon Tate. Black Panthers members are gunned down by police officers as they lie sleeping in Chicago, while the Woodstock Music & Art Festival is held in August and brings together famous singers and their bands, a three days festival celebration that was captured by Michael Wadleigh's camera.
In the same year, the so called "New Hollywood" movement introduces new subject matter, putting aside the glamour and false sentimentality of its conventional narrative, influenced by the national and international events of the time.  A series of films encapsulate this mood - “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Midnight Cowboy” considered the leading representatives- films that are infused with issues such as the Vietnam War, the fight for human and civil rights, student protests, political assassinations, the feminist movement, free love and abortion, and at the same time pose questions about the role of power, state violence and the role of the State.
The films we have chosen for this Tribute are centered on these particular themes.”

The following films will be screened during this Tribute:
(in alphabetical order):


ALICE’S RESTAURANT
Dir. Arthur Penn

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BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
Dir. George Roy Hill

butch cassidy and the sundance kid 5


EASY RIDER
Dir. Dennis Hopper

easy rider 1


MIDNIGHT COWBOY
Dir. John Schlesinger
midnight cowboy 2


THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?
Dir. Sydney Pollack

they shoot horses dont they 1


WILD BUNCH
Dir. Sam Peckinpah

the wild bunch 1


WOODSTOCK
Dir. Michael Wadleigh

woodstock 4

ZABRISKIE POINT
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni

Zabriskie Point 3

The full festival program, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be announced gradually in the following days.

The opening film of this year’s 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is the film “It Must Be Heaven” directed by Elia Suleiman. The film received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival last May as well as the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in Competition.

On Thursday the 21st of November at TRIANON cinema (Kodrigktonos 21), the Palestinian director, a permanent dweller of Paris and friend of the Festival, will be visiting our city in order to attend the Athenian film premier (start time: 20.30) in collaboration with SEVEN FILMS and have a Q&A session with the audience right after the screening.

 

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About the film/Plot Summary

ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNKU9X_rawI

 

“Filmmaker and actor Elia Suleiman uses his own face and body to express the soul of Palestine in his films, and nowhere more so than in his droll new comedy, It Must Be Heaven.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Suleiman’s comic method is sly subversive. His keenly observed episodes can seem like unrelated black comic incidents, until the whole fabric of his theme begins to appear.”
The New York Times

“Suleiman’s always a reliable charmer, with a penchant for funneling the language of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton into moving-image editorials about his troubled homeland.”
Indiewire



The next day, on Friday the 22nd of November at 12.00 p.m., Elia Suleiman will be giving a masterclass at IANOS bookstore (Stadiou 24, Athens). More information will be announced shortly.

About Elia Suleiman

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Elia Suleiman was born in 1960 in Nazareth and lived in New York from 1981 to 1993. During his stay there, he directed his first two short films “Introduction to the End of an Argument” and “Homage by Assassination” that both won numerous awards. In 1994 Suleiman moved to Jerusalem and was entrusted with the task of developing a Film and Media Department at Birzeit University with funding support from the European Commission. His essays and articles have been published in English, Arabian, and French.

His first feature film "Chronicle of a Disappearance" won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. His second feature "Divine Intervention" won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI).

His next film “The Time That Remains” competed in the Cannes Film Festival while his last feature film “It Must Be Heaven” received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival (2019) as well as the FIPRESCI Prize.

                                 

 

The 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (21/11-4/12, Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (28/11-4/12, Sevastoupoleos 117).

The full festival program, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be gradually announced within the following days.

The 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (21/11-4/12, Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (28/11-4/12, Sevastoupoleos 117).


The full festival program, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be announced gradually in the following days.


Today we give a sneak preview of our first Tribute entitled “Film Noir in the Greek Cinema”
About this Tribute the Festival Director Ninos Mikelidis wrote:


“Thanks to crime novels and Yannis Maris’ screenplays ("The Man on the Train", "Murder Backstage", "Crime in Kolonaki" and “Doubts") and thanks to Greek filmmakers’ love and persistence for this particular genre that emerged and flourished in Hollywood during the decades of 1940 and 1950, the film noir genre made its first striking appearance in Greece in the early 1960s.
A genre that stood out due to its dark atmosphere -all films were shot in black and white film which highlighted the ideal dark atmosphere borrowing many of its elements from German Expressionism)- due to its characters’ typology -femme fatale, flawed heroes- and finally due to its plot: violent crimes, underworld, betrayal and brutal violence.
Starting with Greek filmmakers such as Dinos Katsouridis, Erricos Andreou, Dinos Dimopoulos, Sokrates Kapsaskis followed by Giorgos Karypidis, Dimitris Stavrakas, Dimitris Panayiotatos, Nikos Grammatikos, Yannis Economides and Karolos Zonaras, Greek Cinema features an extensive list of films with noir elements that did not lose their beauty, atmosphere and dynamic through time.”

 

 “Film Noir in the Greek Cinema” Tribute will present a selection of Award-winning films that will be screened (in alphabetical order):

 

Murder Backstage
Dinos Katsouridis, 1960


Nightmare
Erricos Andreou, 1961


The Confrontation/ Dangerous Game
Giorgos Karypidis, 1982


Night with Silena
Dimitris Panayiotatos, 1986


Misunderstanding
Dimitris Stavrakas, 1983


U-Turn
Nikos Grammatikos, 1991


Κnifer
Yannis Economides, 2010


Big Hit
Karolos Zonaras, 2012


The Hot Month of August
Sokrates Kapsaskis, 1966

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The Panorama of European Cinema gave a sneak preview of this year’s programme at the 8th of October with the opening of the art exhibition ‘’Artistic Trilogy – A discourse between Painting and Cinema - A tribute to Stanley Kubrick” curated by Jannis Psychopedis, at Ethniki Hellenic General Insurance Company’s art space "StoArt" art gallery.

The event attracted the attention of many cinematographers, actors and visual artists who gathered at "StoArt", Korai Arcade from very early in the evening. Among them some prominent filmmakers and actors/actresses such as: Tonis Lykouresis, Vera Krouska, Takis Papagiannidis, Vasilis Vafeas, Dimitris Athanitis, Vasilis Mazomenos.

Young artists Virginia Axioti, Andriana Kotsi and Katerina Christopoulou, all graduates of Athens School of Fine Arts and students of Jannis Psychopedis, exhibited their work inspired by three films of this great director; in particular “A Clockwork Orange” inspired Virginia Axioti, “2001: A Space Odyssey” inspired Andriana Kotsi and “The Shining” inspired Katerina Christopoulou.

The 32nd Panorama of European Cinema is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (Sevastoupoleos 117).

The full festival programme, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be announced shortly.

The exhibition runs until October 24.

 

(Here are some snapshots from the exhibition’s opening night)
(photo credits: Ilias Spyrakis | Ace Photography & Videography):

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(From left to right: Director of Panorama Ninos Fenek Mikelidis, the painters Andriana Kotsi,
Virginia Axioti and Katerina Christopoulou and visual artist Jannis Psychopedis)

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(a full house at StoArt in Korai Arcade)

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(artist Virginia Axioti)

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(artist Andriana Kotsi)


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(artist Katerina Christopoulou)



The 32nd PANORAMA OF EUROPEAN CINEMA is held from Thursday, November 21 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at TRIANON Cinema (Kodrigktonos 21) and ANDORA Cinema (Sevastoupoleos 117). In collaboration with The Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK) this year’s Panorama showcases a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s filmography. As a part of this tribute an art exhibition takes place at the Art Gallery "StoArt" (Korai Arcade). Three young painters (all graduates of Athens School of Fine Arts) exhibit their work, inspired by the filmography of this great director. The exhibition is curated by Jannis Psychopedis.

The full festival programme, screening schedule and other parallel events which consist of: world cinema premieres, international competition section, tributes, masterclasses etc., will be announced shortly.

See you in the big screen!

Concerning this year’s art exhibition Jannis Psychopedis stated:

‘’This year the Panorama of European Cinema celebrates its 32nd birthday. Nowadays Panorama is established as a cinematic institution that, apart from its durability over time, has every reason to proudly boast about the quality of its films displayed, its tributes as well as its artistic tendency and tradition. Furthermore Panorama is also proud of its audience: vigorous, restless and really committed to Panorama, its great audience supports and contributes significantly with its constant and overwhelming presence, to this enduring, long lasting and constantly renewed artistic effort.
In the past years along with the Panorama Screenings, an art exhibition has also been held as a parallel event related to the festival, seeking to express and find exactly where do film and visual arts really meet. […]
Stanley Kubrick was a cinematic giant in story-telling and hence a significant part of this year’s Panorama is dedicated to his work. Likewise, the art exhibition ‘’Artistic Trilogy – A discourse between Painting and Cinema’’ is also dedicated to this great director. […]’’

Brief CVs and samples of the painters’ work participating in the exhibition as follows:

VIRGINIA AXIOTI

Virginia Axioti was born in Athens in 1978.
She studied painting in ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts) in Jannis Psychopedis’ workshop (Z’), and she also studied Interior Design in the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI).
Having earned a scholarship she studied at Facultad de Bellas Artes at the University of Salamanca in Spain and later on at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseilles in France. She has participated in many group exhibitions.
She is the co-administrator of the art space ‘’Art Tutu’’ since 2012.
She paints the posters for the cinema Athinaion since 2015, while she is involved in music, singing and composing.

Βιργινία Αξιώτη

Singing “La Gazza Ladra-Overture” in the rain
(Oil on canvas, 120x100cm)

 

ANDRIANA KOTSI

She was born in Athens in 1976.
She studied painting in ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts) from 1996 to 2000. She was Jannis Psychopedis’ student. From 2000 to 2003, she studied engraving at Yannis Papadakis' workshop.
Her work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and many of her works are hosted in domestic as well as European art collections.

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"Aλατιέρα ΙΙ, full of stars!":
(Μικτή τεχνική, 100x60 cm)

 

KATERINA CHRISTOPOULOU

Katerina Christopoulou was born in Athens in 1977.
She studied painting in ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts) in Jannis Psychopedis’ workshop, and Design, specialized in Internal Design, at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI).
She's trained in Art Therapy. She has worked as an instructor and teacher for many years. Since 2012, in collaboration with some other artists, she runs an art space at the area of Acropolis called ‘’Art Tutu’’
She counts several personal and group exhibitions.

Κατερίνα Χριστοπούλου
Twins
(Mικτή τεχνική σε ξύλο, 120x175)

 

 

Το Πανόραμα Ευρωπαϊκού Κινηματογράφου επιστρέφει για την 32η διοργάνωσή του, από τις 21 Νοεμβρίου έως και τις 4 Δεκεμβρίου, στους κινηματογράφους Τριανόν και Ανδόρα. Μείνετε συντονισμένοι για το πρόγραμμα και τις παράλληλες εκδηλώσεις του μακροβιότερου κινηματογραφικού φεστιβάλ της πόλης.

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