Avant Premieres (4)


Le jeune Karl Marx

Γερμανία/Germany, Γαλλία/France, Βέλγιο/Belgium, 2017, εγχρ./col., μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Raoul Peck | Σεν./Scr.: Pascal Bonitzer, Raoul Peck | Φωτ./Cin.: Kolja Brandt | Μοντ./Ed.: Frédérique Broos | Μουσ./Mus.: Alexei Aigui | Hθ./Cast: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele | Παρ./Prod.: Agat Films & Cie, Velvet Film, Rohfilm, France 3 Cinéma | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118'

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx’s new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.


Es war einmal in Deutschland...

Γερμανία/Germany, Λουξεμβούργο/Luxemburg, Βέλγιο/Belgium 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Sam Garbarski | Σεν./Scr.:Michel Bergmann, Sam Garbaski | Φωτ. Cin.: Virginie Saint-Martin | Μοντ./Ed.: Peter R. Adam | Μουσ./Mus.: Renaud
Garcia-Fons |Hθ./Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, Tim Seyfi, Mark Ivanir, Anatole Taubman, Hans Löw, Pál Mácsai, Václav Jakoubek | Παρ./Prod.: Samsa Film, IGC Films, Entre Chien et Loup | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 102’

Frankfurt, 1946. Jewish David Bermann (Moritz Bleitbreu) escaped from the Nazi regime, along with his friends, and they all pursue
the American dream. However, securing money is tough in this post-war era, so the sweet-talking businessman focuses on what the German housewives need the most: quality sheets and enchanting stories! Business is thriving but the questions about Bermann’s past and his relationship with the Nazis are lurking. Sara Simon (Antje Traue), an attractive and open-minded American investigator, questions him about his past and won’t close his file until finding the truth. Although she controls strictly his witty spirit, it will soon become difficult to escape his charm…


ΗΠΑ/USA, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Travis Mathews | Σεν./Scr.: Travis Mathews | Φωτ./Cin.: Drew Xanthopoulos | Μοντ./Ed.: Don Swaynos, Travis Mathews | Μουσ./Mus.: Mark Degli Antoni | Hθ./Cast: Atsuko Okatsuka, Jonny Mars, Joy Cunningham, Joao Federici, Maria Moya, Jordan Elsass, Ed Hattaway, Bob Swaffar | Παρ./Prod.: Metal Mickey, Revelator Productions Terminal 75 | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88'

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America.

Discreet was screened in the Panorama Section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.



Βουλγαρία/Bulgaria, Γερμανία/Germany, ΠΓΔΜ/Republic of Macedonia, 2017, εγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Stephan Komandarev | Σεν./Scr.: Stephan Komandarev, Simeon Ventsislavov | Φωτ./Cin.: Vesselin Hristov | Μοντ./Ed.: Nina Altaparmakova | Hθ./Cast: Vasil Vassilev-Zuek, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki | Παρ./Prod.: Argo Film, Aktis Film Production, Sektor Film Skopje | Διάρκεια/Dur.:103'

A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country that remains optimistic, only because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan, has doubled. At his wit’s end, he shoots the banker and then himself. The incident sparks national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward.

The film was nominated for “Un Certain Regard Award” in Cannes Film Festival.

The film will be screened with english subtitles, also.