Panorama of European Cinema, the oldest film festival in Athens, returns after 36 years of uninterrupted contributions to the art of cinema with this year's guests, screenwriter Paul Laverty and director Emir Kusturica.
The festival takes place from Thursday, 30.11. to Wednesday, 06.12. in the cinemas ELLI & ANDORA!
Here is a short comment – greeting from the Director of the festival,
Ninos Fenek Mikelidis::
"At a time of uncontrollable wars, economic impoverishment in most countries of our planet, the rise of immigration and the dangerous rise of the extreme right, the 36th Panorama of European Cinema comes, as always, to offer us not only a way out of these everyday problems, but also a mirror of ourselves and our society, to wake us up from apathy or from a dangerous complacency. A mirror in a dream, as Buñuel used to say, but not a dream of escape, but a dream that opens the way to another, more important and truer reality. For those who look forward and draw from the past to build a better present and an even better future. Guided and led by the people who open this mirror for us through their magical canvas!”
FESTIVAL PREMIERE WITH KEN LOACH
Guest of Panorama, the screenwriter Paul Laverty
This year's festival begins on Thursday evening, November 30, at the ELLI Cinema with the screening of the new film "The Old Oak" by the multi-award-winning British director Ken Loach, who is always on the cutting edge. Present at the premiere of the film will be the director's longtime collaborator, screenwriter Paul Laverty, who will give a masterclass for the Athens audience at 12:00 noon on the same day at the ASTOR Cinema!
The film premiere is held in collaboration with Feelgood Entertainment.
The Old Oak
UK, France, Belgium – 2023 – Color –113’
Directed by: Ken Loach | Screenplay: Paul Laverty | Photo: Robbie Ryan | Editing: Jonathan Morris | Music: George Fenton | Starring: Debbie Honeywood, Dave Turner, Trevor Fox, Ebla Mari, Laura Lee Daly, Jordan Louis, Neil Leiper, Reuben Bainbridge, Alex White, Andrea Johnson | Produced by: Rebecca O'Brien, Hollie Bryan, Philippe Logie, Jack Thomas-O'Brien | Greek Distribution: Feelgood Entertainment
The future of the last remaining pub in a village in the North East of England, the Old Oak, looks pretty bleak. Most of the locals are leaving as the mines they used to work in gradually close, while Syrian refugees are arriving in the village where houses are cheap.
*Audience Award at the Locarno, Valladolid, Calgary and Ghent Film Festivals, while it was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, at the Valladolid Film Festival, Dave Turner won the Best Actor Award.
PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH STUDIO NEW STAR ART CINEMA
Emir Kusturica in Athens, from 23 to 26/11!
ALL THE EVENTS WILL BE HOSTED IN
STUDIO new star art cinema
THURSDAY 23/11 at 12:00
SCREENING: THE TIME OF THE GYPSIES
THURSDAY 23/11 at 19:00
*The film will be presented by Emir Kusturica
SATURDAY 25/11 at 15:00
FROM 24/11 TO 29/11
ALL THE DIRECTOR'S FILMS WILL BE SCREENED
DO YOU REMEMBER DOLLY BELL (1981)
WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS (1985)
TIME OF THE GYPSIES (1988)
ARIZONA DREAM (1993)
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (1998)
SUPER 8 STORIES (2001)
LIFE IS A MIRACLE (2004)
ALL THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN (2005)
PROMISE ME THIS (2007)
ON THE MILKY ROAD (2016)
EL PEPE: A SUPREME LIFE (2018)
INFORMATION - RESERVATIONS
STAVROPOULOU 33, ATHENS. Τel: 210 8640054, 6932479731
In addition to the established International Competition Section, film premieres, Special Screenings and Screenings of Short Films by the students of New York College, Horme Pictures and the Stavrakos School, the program of the 36th Panorama also includes the following tributes: International Competition Section.. ... Special Screenings . ..
Agnès Varda | Georges Franju | Lindsay Anderson | Dimitris Makris | Olimpia Mitilinaiou
More news about the program, the other guests and the side events of this year's festival will be announced in the next few days.
36th Panorama of European Cinema
Thursday 30/11 - Wednesday 6/12
ELLI Cinema (Akadimias 64)
ANDORA Cinema (Sevastoupoleos 117)
General Admission: 6 euros
A ticket for 5 screenings will be announced soon