23.9 C
Athens
Saturday, June 19, 2021

"Unfortunately, it was paradise" returns to the collective cinema program

✚ ATHENS

Conscious markets in the Municipal Market of Kypseli

The 1st Conscious Pop up Market in Kypseli The opportunity for Athenian consumers to get in touch with products that have been created with the authorities ...

"Project Athena": Innovation and technology at the service of the Municipality of Athens, for a clean and accessible city

Microsoft and ATCOM are implementing a pioneering pilot project under the "Adopt Your City" initiative. The evolution of cities into "smart" through technology ...

"Culture is Athens": 4 venues, more than 100 events

Culture is Athens / June - September 2021 Technopolis - Kolonos Theater - Gravas Theater - AB Cinema Music - Theater - Dance The lights of culture "turn on" again and the Municipality of Athens offers a summer ...

A multicultural path in Rozan Park in Exarchia

Meet the tribes of Athens An emerging outdoor exhibition with 5 wooden installation boxes, which highlight the traditions of different cultures through art, music, food and ...

A walk to the Industrial Museum of Gas in Technopolis, with a backpack

The successful interactive tour "A walk in the Museum with a backpack" for families with children aged 4-11 takes place again at the Industrial Gas Museum in ...
The collective cinema program "Unfortunately, it was paradise", curated by Delphine Leccas and commissioned by locus athens, returns with the fourth screening module and the films Up to the ship and Poisonous Roses.
Monday 31 May 2021, 21:00
Greek Film Archive
Up to the ship by Alexis Damianos, (1966, 93 minutes, Greece)
In Greek with English subtitles.
With Alexis Damianos, Eleni Bourbouchaki and Christos Tsagas.
The film narrates the journey of a rough mountain man (the role is played by himself
director) heading abroad looking for greener plains. Damianos records the inner drama of the unmarried who are unable to take root somewhere.
In three episodes, the three stages of a man's evolving sexuality are presented: attraction, eroticism and sexual repression. Based on the short stories "Ring" by Spilios Pasagiannis, "Nanota" by Grigorios Xenopoulos and a modern Greek folk song, the debut of Alexis Damianos is a surprisingly familiar and poetic story.

Alexis Damianos (1921-2006, Athens) actor, writer and director.
He studied at the National Theater of Greece and at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. With only three films in its potential (including the well-known Evdokia, 1971), he was considered one of the emblematic personalities of the New Greek Cinema and his work is ranked among the most important films in Greek history.

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 21:00
Fleury Summer Cinema
Poisonous Roses by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh (2018, 70 minutes, Egypt / France / Qatar / United Arab Emirates)
In Arabic with English and Greek subtitles.
With Mohamed Berakaa, Safaa El Toukhy and Ibrahim El-Nagari.
* The screening will be prefaced by the artist Marina Gioti.

Saqr wants to leave the area of ​​the old Cairo tanneries where he lives and
works and goes to Italy. His sister tries to prevent him at all costs.
Set in the same environment as the documentary of his impressive debut, the
Saleh's second venture focuses on the obsessive relationship between sister and
brother. Based on the cult novel Poisonous Roses for Saqr (1990) by Ahmed
Zaghloul Al-Shiti, Saleh's bold adaptation transforms his clear text
novelist in an elliptical narrative. It is at the same time a savage and human, brutal and beautiful portrait of the working class of Cairo. The impressive shots from the tall scaffolding of the tannery are contrasted with the moving scenes in which the eternal brotherly love prevails.

Ahmed Fawzi Saleh (born 1981 in Egypt)
He has participated in numerous documentaries as a screenwriter and researcher. Living Skin (2011) was screened at many international film festivals, while its first feature film, Poisonous Roses, premiered at the 2018 Rotterdam International Film Festival.


Online Correspondence:

The various issues raised in each film become the starting point for the Correspondence, a polyphonic dialogue that includes text assignments, visual / audio essays, and online discussions.

Curator Delphine Leccas and locus athens invited the playwright and
screenwriter Efthymi Filippou and writer and critic Ismail Fayed to write
texts on the occasion of this section of films.
- Text by Efthymis Filippou.
- Anywhere but here by Ismail Fayed.

The two selected films in the fourth screening section follow Desperate
young protagonists trying to escape toxic environments in
which they belong to. Drawing inspiration from literature, the narratives maneuver by dragging the protagonists to inevitable destinations: the Greek Antonis in Australia and the Egyptian Saqr in Italy.

More will be announced gradually on the website: https://tavros.space

Iran: Rohani announces victory of Ibrahim Raisi's successor before official results come out

The Iranians elected the new president of the country from the first round of the elections, the outgoing president Hassan Rohani stated today, while the ...

Increased traffic in the port of Piraeus in view of three days of Ag. Spirit

Increased traffic on the streets around the port of Piraeus due to the excursions of the three days of the Holy Spirit. Most excursionists choose the islands ...

News bulletin at 09:00

Increased traffic on the streets around the port of Piraeus due to the three days of the Holy Spirit with excursionists choosing the islands ...

Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine elicits stronger immune response than Sinovac

Those who have been vaccinated with Pfizer / BioNTech against covid-19 show "significantly higher" levels of antibodies than those who have been given ...

Free coronavirus test on Saturday 19 June

EODY Mobile Health Teams will be located on Saturday, June 19, in 21 central locations throughout the country, where they will perform free rapid ...

From today, the playgrounds, the amusement parks and the wellness services are reopened

From today, playgrounds, amusement parks and wellness services are reopening, in the context of the gradual lifting of restrictive measures and the resumption of activities. Specifically...

News bulletin at 08:00

Increased traffic on the streets around the port of Piraeus due to the excursions of the three days of the Holy Spirit. Most excursionists choose the islands ...

IT HAPPENS IN ATHENS

Free coronavirus test on Saturday 19 June

EODY Mobile Health Teams will be located on Saturday, June 19, in 21 central locations throughout the country, where they will perform free rapid ...

Birthday with reduced admission for the 12 years of operation of the Acropolis Museum

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the Acropolis Museum closes its 12 years of operation, having gone through its most difficult year, after it remained closed ...

See the line up for the renewed Gazarte terrace

United We Fly, returns to live action and presents the new series of concerts Upstairs Sessions on the cool and renewed roof of Gazarte ...

Open House Athens returns in June with online tours

The city's favorite architectural festival could not fail to return this year, even online. The online event includes a livestream and ...

The ode to grecian chic is the Dior show in Kallimarmaro

A celebration of refined taste and beauty. Dozens of models walked on Thursday night in Kallimarmaro, wearing the creations of the French house Dior. Impressive images ...