Athens to Host 28th Panorama of European Cinema
The longest-running film festival in Athens returns for the 28th consecutive year, between November 26-December 2, providing the audience with the opportunity to be the first to watch movies that will leave a strong imprint on the current film season, as well as masterpieces of 7th Art, more or less known, even to the most dedicated fans of cinema.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Greek Film Centre, the Greek National Tourism Organization and the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, Aavora and Lais – Greek Film Archive cinemas, will be transformed into the ultimate meeting point for cinema enthusiasts, with more than 50 films from European and World cinematography promising an unforgettable viewing experience.
Renowned and up and coming European filmmakers will claim one of the prizes in the Competition Section of the Festival, with 11 new films which have not been booked by Greek distribution companies. The film list includes: The Treasure by Corneliu Porumboiu, The Wednesday Child by Lili Horvathova, Babai by Visar Morina, Home Care by Slavek Horak, L ‘ombre des femmes by Philippe Garrel, The Violators by Helen Walsh, Enclave by Doran Radovanovic, and The Reaper by Zvonimir Juric. Greece is represented by two, long-awaited movies; the Invisible by Dimitri Athanitis, and The Cypress Deep Down by Nikos Cornelius. Last but not least, Impressions of a Drowned Man by Kiros Papavassiliou will be the submitted by the country of Cyprus.
The FIPRESCI Prize will be given by a three-member jury, consisting of members of the International Federation of Film Critics, and for the first time, the Greek Union of Film Critics will give its own prize.
The festival’s program includes never before seen films from all over the world, tributes to established directors (from Orson Welles and Bertrand Tavernier, to John Cassavetes and Vassilis Vafeas), and a special tribute to the 40 years of the Greek Film Critics Association with 8 prominent members of the Association proposing and prefacing their favorite European films.
More than 500 tickets will be offered to the unemployed. For every film, 10 free tickets will be available and anyone interested can get a ticket 45 minutes before the start of each screening.
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