On Tuesday 19 September at 19:00 and on Wednesday 20 September at 21:00 the film Afterlov (Greece, 2016, colour, 94 min) by Stergios Paschos will be screened in cinema Utopia in the original Greek version with English subtitles. The film is not suitable for children.
Tickets will be sold at a separate desk by the cinema's entrance. Reservations and card payments are not available. The ticket costs 9 euros (5 euros for members). Please have the exact amount with you, if possible.
It’s summertime in Athens and Nikos, a 30-year-old broke musician, is taking care of a luxurious villa in the suburbs that belongs to a friend of his. Between poolside cocktails and fooling around with the dog that he is meant to take care of, Nikos has a plan. Still unable to get over his recent break-up with Sofia, he figures this is a unique opportunity to get some much-needed answers and he invites her over for the weekend. Sofia delightfully accepts not knowing, of course, that Nikos’ plans are not as innocent as they seem. Nikos locks Sofia in the house and refuses to let her leave until she provides some rationale for the break-up, turning their alleged carefree holiday into a mess of games, fights, laughs and introspection. Is Nikos ever going to get the answers he was looking for? Is Sofia ever going to be able to explain why they broke up? Afterlov is a funny, poignant and scathing post-love story between two people who refuse to grow up.
Cast: Haris Fragoulis, Iro Bezou
Stergios Paschos was born in Velestino in 1985. He moved to Thessaloniki in 2003 in order to study agriculture at the Aristotle University, but instead, he attended creative writing seminars at Praksis School, and acting classes at the Theatrical Center of Northern Greece. In 2008, he moved to Athens, where he studied filmmaking in Athens Metropolitan College and took screen writing seminars with Nikos Panayotopoulos. He also worked as a second assistant director in the film "Knifer" by Yannis Economides. He has written and directed six short films while his work has been supported by the national broadcaster. He has received multiple awards at Film Festivals and he has worked as a screenwriter and script editor in film and television.
What did the press say?
'' Despite their many attempts, the characters cannot put their feelings into words, prisoners of a world in which the breakdown of communication (of emotions) seems to prevail. Instead of the former lovers smoothing things over, their forced imprisonment kindles a violent fire they didn’t think was still burning.'' That's how the protagonistic duet is described by Cineuropa.