2017 Film Festival Movie Listing

Films begin every evening at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 22) All films have subtitles. Click a date below to view that days film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film. (All movies intended for mature audiences only.)  

Saturday, October 14

FIG

Fig

Director: Nicolas Kolovos Running Time: 13 minutes Eleni asks for a fig on her deathbed. Her husband, Kostas goes to the nearest tree to get one, but falls down and breaks his foot. Time is short, and Kostas is old. With one fig in his hand he struggles through the harsh nature to get home…

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Director: Emilios Avraam Running Time: 15 minutes, 33 seconds A net-noir crime/mystery shot film that revolves around a library cataloger who makes a discover. In his attempt to address the matter he gets caught up on a dangerous scheme that puts him at risk. In the meantime he forms a new habit. Good or bad?…

Amerika Square

Amerika Square

Director: Yannis Sakaridis Running Time: 86 minutes Violence America Square is a Square in Athens. It’s the Casablanca of our times. A triptych revealing the opposing forces of today’s humanitarian challenges. Two friends, Bill, a tattoo artist and Nikos, a “banal” Greek racist, come head to head in America Square because of the survival journey…

Sunday, October 15

FOX

Fox

Director: Jacqueline Lentzou Running Time: 28 minutes Nudity Stephanos, a reactive teenager, oldest of a family with no father, has a fight with his mother. Left home-alone with his siblings and sick dog, Lucy, he has no idea that this would be the last, most carefree day of his life.

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The Shift

Director: John Tzouvelekis Running Time: 11 minutes, 35 seconds Awards: Best Screenplay and Best Film with a Social Context at Drama Short Film Festival 2015 A fired nurse patrols the night streets of Athens to provide medical care and first aid to the homeless, in an effort to get a dose of emotional freedom from…

BOY ON THE BRIDGE

Boy On the Bridge

Director: Petros Charalambous Running Time: 85 minutes In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates] careless summer days of riding his bike and tantalizing the local residents come to an abrupt end when he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation, which exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever. Confronted…

Monday, October 16

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Hibernation

Director: Alexios Koukias-Pantelis Running Time: 19 minutes, 53 seconds Eleftheria is a psychology student, who works in a debt collection agency. Due to her ethical boundaries, she faces the possibility of getting fired.

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Lube Job

Director: Ioannis Hansen Running Time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds The shop talk gets pretty technical among this team of female mechanics … Guys probably shouldn’t worry their handsome little heads about it! Director Ioannis Hansen is expected to attend this screening

PARK

Park

Director: Sophia Exarchou Running Time: 100 minutes Violence, Nudity Isolated and abandoned, surrounded by decaying sport venues, the Athens Olympic Village is today a near-deserted place. Its only residents a few working class families who were offered free housing following the 2004 Games. Stuck inside the village a group of boys wander around the ruins…

Tuesday, October 17

Helga Is In Lund

Helga is in Lund

Director: Thelyia Petraki Running Time: 19 minutes, 45 seconds A woman, her doctor, a piano student, a man, his wife and a cat. What connects these people? What separates them? Who is Helga? Where is Lund?

A Journey

A Journey

Director: Babis Galanakis Running Time: 8 minutes, 50 seconds two children promise to travel all around Greece when they finish school.

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Pedro Noula

Director: Karolos Zonaras Running Time: 110 minutes Violence, Nudity The film narrates the ordeal of a young Greek, who wakes up after a traffic accident not knowing who he is. An Italian passport with his alleged name: Pedro Noula, a broken cell phone, a bank check and the photograph of a woman are the only…

Wednesday, October 18

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Limbo

Director: Konstantina Kotzamani Running Time: 29 minutes, 50 seconds The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore …

Monica

Monica

Director: Dimitris Argyriou Running Time: 5 minutes Monica wanted to become a hairdresser when she was young but things went wrong. This is her story – based on a real interview with a human trafficking victim.

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Afterlov

Director: Stergios Paschos Running Time: 94 minutes Nudity Nikos, still unable to get over his recent break-up with Sofia, invites her to a luxury villa he takes care of, in order to get answers. Is Nikos ever going to get the answers he was looking for? Is Sofia ever going to be able to explain…

Thursday, October 19

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Nipenthes

Director: Jon Simvonis Running Time: 14 minutes A commune of elderly people deals with the death of one of its members. Through the walls of an abandoned commune, a thread runs knitting the moments of the silent individuals accompanying the deceased while his death suit is prepared.

911-PIZZA

911-Pizza

Director: Elefterios Zacharopoulos Running Time: 7 minutes, 17 seconds Awards: Best Screenplay and Best Film with a Social Context at Drama Short Film Festival 2015 One day a woman calls 911 and orders a pizza. And what if this time it’s not actually a prank call?

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The Ogre of Athens

Director: SNikos Koundouros Running Time: 103 minutes A peaceful innocent man is mistaken for a serial ravisher and killer who looks very much like him. He finds himself on the run by everyone that knows him, and finally hides inside a nightclub owned by small crooks. In his face, they see the leader that will…

Friday, October 20

Memories of a Doll

Memories of a Doll

Director: Michail Charalampidis Running Time: 9 minutes, 7 seconds Violence in the midst of the Greek Genocide in the early 1920s, a young girl sacrifices her childhood in order to protect her younger siblings.

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iWitness

Director: Georgios Mastrakoulis Running Time: 7 minutes, 53 seconds A man is assaulted by a group of young men. The assault is recorded, the video goes online and becomes an instant hit. Life through a lens proves to be far more engaging than the real thing.

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Roza of Smyrna

Director: George Kordellas Running Time: 97 minutes Smyrna 1922: In her youth, Rosa, a descendent of a wealthy family, is married in haste. Athens 1987: Rosa lives with her granddaughter, carrying a closely guarded secret. A collector discovers in a Turkish antique shop a vintage wedding dress stained with blood that leads him to the…

Saturday, October 21

My mother the tobacco grower

My Mother the Tobacco Grower

Director: Stathis Galazoulas Running Time: 21 minutes, 4 seconds My grandmother Chrisoula had worked in tobacco fields since childhood. In December 2014 she went along with my brother Chris to watch a play about the history of tobacco in the city of Agrinio. Thus, a recursion is set in order to bring that forgotten era…

UMMI

Ummi

Director: Niko Avgoustidi Running Time: 15 minutes, 26 seconds Mohamed, a six year old refugee, finds himself alone in a crowded aegean beach. He is hiding behind a rock, watching the tourists bathing and waiting for his mother to come back. He lost her in the sea and now he needs to find her again,…

THE OTHER ME

The Other Me

Director: Sotiris Tsafoulias Running Time: 101 minutes Violence Dimitris Lainis, a peculiar criminology professor, undertakes to assist police in solving the hidden mystery behind those five murders. His only alias the Puzzle of Pythagorean theorems and Marcel De Chaf, professor of mathematics, who as another “deus ex machine” will lead lianas towards the solution to…

Sunday, October 22

Cube

Cube

Director: Alexandros Skouras Running Time: 22 minutes, 30 seconds Makis, an idle person, has nothing important to show except the impressive speed with which he solves the Rubik’s Cube. Along with his sister and his mother, they gather at their family home to welcome the younger and beloved brother who returns from abroad.

The Balcony

The Balcony

Director: Kostas Eleftheriadis Running Time: 11 minutes A Young student during his last year in university is trying to study for his exams when something unexpected happens – he starts falling in love with the girl across the balcony. Director Kostas Eleftheriadis is expected to attend this screening.

Son of Sofia

Son of Sofia

Director: Elina Psykou Running Time: 111 minutes Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on…