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"GREEK NEW WAVE" WEEKEND PASS FOR ALL FOUR FILMS: ATTENBERG, ALPS, DOGTOOTH, L

  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 7:00 PM
  • 02 Jul 2012
  • 10:40 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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FRI, JUNE 29, 7pm,

& SUN, JULY 01, 9pm:

THE “GREEK NEW WAVE” WEEKEND

Miami Beach Premiere!

ATTENBERG

Directed by ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI/Greece/2011/97mins.

With Ariane Labed, Yorgos Lanthimos, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou

 

 

Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, ATTENBERG is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small, factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father, has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough’s mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father’s impending death,

Marinadiscovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend, Bella, and a visiting engineer. Equal parts abstract theater and melodrama, ATTENBERG sincerely and humorously navigates the defining moments in life. (In Greek with English subtitles)

WINNER: AFI Fest Special Jury Prize

 

Venice Film Festival Best Actress

International Women’s Film Festival Best Feature Award

 

European Feature Films Competition Best Actress

 

“RARE, BRAVE, AND STIRRING”-Wall Street Journal

 

“Has a FURIOUS, RACING PULSE, which spikes as thrillingly and irregularly as a purposefully miscalibrated drum machine”

-Adam Nayman, Cinema Scope

 

“BOLDLY CONCEIVED…Tsangari's is ultimately a film that asks how one can be expected to cope with life in what might be termed post-post-modernity.”-Andrew Shenker, Slant Magazine

 

FRI, JUNE 29, 9pm,

& SUN, JULY 01, 7pm:

Florida Premiere!

ALPS (Alpeis)

Directed by YORGOS LANTHIMOS/Greece/2011/93mins.

With Aris Servitalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed, Aggelicki Papoulia

Produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari

 

 

A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends, or colleagues of the deceased. The c

ompany is called Alps. The leader, the paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although Alpsmembers operate under a displine regime demanded by their leader, the nurse does not.

WINNER: Best Screenplay,

VeniceFilm Festival

FIPRESCI Prize Sofia Film Festival

 

SEE THE AMAZING VENICE FILM FESTIVAL ALPS PRESSKIT HERE

 

SAT, JUNE 30, 9pm,

& MON, JULY 02, 7pm:

 

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

DOGTOOTH (Kynodontas)

Directed by YORGOS LANTHIMOS/Greece/2010/94mins.

With Christos Stergioglou,

Michelle Valley, Aggelicki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni

Produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari

 

 

Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth is a darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents - an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.

With comparisons to the poetic filmic social statements of such filmmakers as Pier-Paolo Pasolini and Luis Buñuel, Dogtooth bravely represents a world like the ones that many people hide under their beds. (In Greek with English subtitles)

 

For Mature Audiences Only.

 

WINNER: Un Certain Regard Prize

CannesFilm Festival

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

 

Feature Film Award

MontrealFestival of New Cinema

Sitges Film Festival Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation

 

Sarejevo Film Festival Best Actress and Special Jury Prize

StockholmFilm Festival Bronze Horse

“BRILLIANT, DARK, AND DISCONCERTINGLY FUNNY. One of the most distinctive, original and genuinely unsettling pieces of cinema to emerge over the past year.”-The Times

 

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The geometric framing and odd, almost robotic performances place this in the realms of science fiction more than human drama, but its insights into the anomalies of power, influence and manipulation are penetrating to say the least.”-Time Out

London

“AN UTTERLY DEVIOUS SENSE OF HUMOR”-Variety

 

“Somewhere up in the heaven he didn’t believe in, Buñuel is doubtless smiling approvingly.” -Gavin Smith, Film Comment

 

SAT, JUNE 30, 7pm, 

& MON, JULY 02, 9pm:

 

East Coast Premiere!

 

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Directed by BABIS MAKRIDIS/Greece/2012/87mins.

With Aris Servetalis, Efthymis Papadimitiou, Lefteris Matthaiou,

Nota Cherniavsky, Stavos Raptis

Produced by Amanda Livanou

 

 

A man lives in his car. He is 40 years old and although he does not have a lot of free time, when he has, he chooses to spend it with his family. He meets his wife and two children at a specified day and time in car parking lots. His job is to locate and bring the finest honey to a 50-year old man. A new driver shows up and the man gets fired. Disappointed, he decides to leave his car behind. The man's life changes, and he finds it absurd that no one trusts him anymore.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance and

RotterdamInt. Film Festival

IT IS A DEEPLY UNSETTLING WORK THAT CHARMS YOU AS MUCH AS DISORIENTS YOU, and, most importantly, it’s the kind of film that follows you out of the theater, slips next to the driver’s seat and refuses to leave your thoughts, no matter what…”-FLIX

 

 
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