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Film Dogtooth (2009), Giorgios Lanthimos. Photo: Disclosure.
Film Dogtooth (2009), Giorgios Lanthimos. Photo: Disclosure.

Cultural Rio de Janeiro box displays Contemporary Greek Film Festival

Programming with 12 movies will have the presence of the Greek philosopher
Theofanis Tasis in debate with the audience

From 06 a 18 of June (Tuesday to Sunday), CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro presents the exhibition Contemporary Greek Cinema – Memories of the crisis, that will display 12 films made between 2009 and 2016. Curated by John Rara, Diana Iliescu and Anna Peter Ballalai, the event brings some of the most representative productions of call Greek Weird Wave ("Strange Greek wave", in literal translation). The project has the sponsorship of Caixa Econômica Federal and the Federal Government.

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In the midst of the economic crisis affecting Greece, a new "wave" of movies, whose look reveals a reality that the critics, Unable to define its contours, content in "strange". With effect, are weird grotesque characters works, in the midst of bizarre and artificial situations.

The selection of movies features several highlights. Winner of the prize UN certain Regard, at the Cannes Film Festival 2009, and Oscar nominee for best foreign film in 2010, Canine Tooth Giorgios Lanthimos (2009) is, certainly, the most acclaimed film of the show. Tells the story of young people who, overly protected by parents, never had contact with the outside world. The movie will be displayed in the days 06 and 18 of June.

The same is observed in isolation long more recent L (2012), Babis Makridis, or The Sentimental (2016), of Nikso Triantafillidis. In other productions, such as The Academy of Plato (2009), Filippos Tsitos, My country (2010) of Lakshman Tzoumerkas, and Xenia (2014) of H. Koutras, the catastrophic reality seems, little by little, contaminating everyday life with a sort of restlessness epidemic increasingly threatening. In Attenberg (2010) Athina Rachel Tsangari, This estrangement if notes, yet, When a young man discovers sexuality while taking care of the father on the verge of death.

Debate and catalog:

To discuss the disturbing world view productions, the show will display the chat The crisis in Greek cinema, with the most important contemporary Greek philosopher, Theofanis Tasis. The debate will take place on 14 of June, at 7:10 pm, and will have simultaneous translation.

Degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Crete, Greece, and PhD in Germany, Tasis is author of theories working concepts of image and identity in the social sphere and will address how the Greek crisis has been transposed to cinema screens.

In parallel, throughout the season will be distributed, for free, a catalogue containing information of each film, and unpublished texts by Anna Peter Ballalai, Luis Carlos Junior and Victor Narciso.

The full schedule of shows and the digital version of the catalog are available on the website www.ginja.com.br/cinemagrego

Programming:

06 of June (Tuesday)
17h- Alps (2011), Giorgos Lanthimos, 93 min, 18 years
19H10 – Canine Tooth (2009), Giorgios Lanthimos, 94 min, 18 years

07 of June (on wednesday)
17h – The Academy of Plato (2009), Filippos Tsitos, 103 min, 14 years
19h – The Sentimentalists (2016), Nikso Triantafillidis, 100 min, 18 years

08 of June (Thursday)
16h- Xenia (2014), of H. Koutras, 128 min, 18 years
19H10 – Misspent Youth (2011), of Argyris Papadimitropoulos, 98 min, 16 years

09 of June (Friday)
16h30 – Miss Violence (2013), of Alexandros Avranas, 99 min, 18 years
18h30 – My Country (2010), of Lakshman Tzoumerkas, 107 min, 16 years

10 of June (Saturday)
16h- Tungsten (2011), Giorgos Georgopoulos, 100 min, 16 years
18h – Boy who eats birdseed (2012), Ektoras Lygizos hosting, 80 min, 16 years

11 of June (Sunday)
16h – My Country (2010), of Lakshman Tzoumerkas, 107 min, 16 years
18H30- Attenberg (2010), Athina Rachel Tsangari, 95 min, 18 years

13 of June (Tuesday)
17h – Alps (2011), Giorgos Lanthimos, 93 min, 18 years
19H10- L (2012), Babis Makridis, 87 min, 14 years

14 of June (on wednesday)
17h – The Academy of Plato (2009), Filippos Tsitos, 103 min, 14 years
19H10 – Debate The crisis in Greek Cinema, with the presence of the Greek philosopher Theofanis Tasis

15 of June (Thursday)
17h – Boy who eats birdseed (2012), Ektoras Lygizos hosting, 80 min, 16 years
19H10- Attenberg (2010), Athina Rachel Tsangari, 95 min, 18 years

16 of June (Friday)
17h – Misspent Youth (2011), of Argyris Papadimitropoulos, 98 min, 16 years
19H10 – Tungsten (2011), Giorgos Georgopoulos, 100 min, 16 years

17 of June (Saturday)
16h – L (2012), Babis Makridis, 87 min, 14 years
18h – Xenia (2014), of H. Koutras, 128 min, 18 years

18 of June (Sunday)
16h – Canine Tooth (2009), Giorgios Lanthimos, 94 min, 18 years
18h – Miss Violence (2013), of Alexandros Avranas, 99 min, 18 years

Service:

Shows Contemporary Greek Cinema – Memories of the crisis
Local: CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro – Cinema 1
Address: Av. Almirante Barroso, 25, Center (Subway: Carioca Station)
Phone: (21) 3980-3815
Date: from 06 a 18 June 2017
Timetables: Consult programming
Tickets: R$ 4,00 (entire) e R$ 2,00 (half). In addition to the cases provided for by law, customers pay half BOX.
Stocking: 78 places (three more wheelchair accessible)
Box office: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 8:00 pm
Indicative Classification: Consult programming
Access for people with disabilities
Sponsorship: Caixa Econômica Federal and the Federal Government

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