2016 Atlanta Films GFFestival
ALEX & EVE
Direction: Peter Andrikidis
In this warm and engaging romantic comedy from Australia, cultural differences and family biases threaten the relationship of Alex, a Greek Orthodox school teacher, and Eve, a Lebanese Muslim lawyer.
AND I ALSO PASSED BY THERE AND HAD PAPER SHOES TO WEAR
(ΠΕΡΑΣΑ ΚΙ ΕΓΩ ΑΠΟ ΚΕΙ ΚΙ ΕΙΧΑ ΠΑΠΟΥΤΣΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΧΑΡΤΙ)
Direction: Vassilis Loules
The enthusiastic audience response last year prompts a second look at this fascinating documentary in which seniors from rural villages in central Greece face the camera and, in local dialect, and with considerable humor, tell fairytales and stories of universal and timeless appeal.
Direction: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Six men on a fishing trip in the Aegean devise a game that will determine who is the best man among them. Described as “a deadpan comedy of manners, morals, and men behaving badly,” this allegorical new film, directed by one of the most prominent forces in the New Greek Cinema movement, features a stunning ensemble cast, including Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, and Sakis Rouvas.
Direction: Tassos Boulmetis
The director of the legendary POLITIKI KOUZINA returns to the screen with a wise and witty comedy about an unusual young boy with a hyperactive imagination. He comes of age during the turbulent yet promising 60s and 70s, experiencing first love, heartbreak and political engagement.
FAMILY MEMBER (ΜΕΛΟΣ ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΕΙΑΣ)
Direction: Marinos Kartikkis
A middle class family in Cyprus struggling with a floundering business and financial woes depends on grandfather’s pension to help make ends meet. When the grandfather suddenly dies, they are forced to take extreme measures to stay afloat.
CLOUDY SUNDAY (ΟΥΖΕΡΙ ΤΣΙΤΣΑΝΗΣ)
Direction: Manoussos Manoussakis
In German-occupied Thessaloniki in 1943, a club owned by famed composer of rebetika Vassilis Tsitsanis becomes a refuge of sorts for a young Christian man in love with a Jewish woman.