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53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

 

53rd TIFF LINE-UP, JURIES & PARALLEL EVENTS This year’s 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 2nd.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY:

Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece

 

FIPRESCI JURY:

Samir Farid, Egypt, Jury President Andreas Guenther, Germany Michal Oleszczyk, Poland Tonci Valentic, Croatia Nikos Aletras, Greece

 

GUESTS PRESS CONFERENCES – WAREHOUSE C

Sunday 4/11, 12:00 – Announcement for the Thessaloniki Cinematheque Sunday 4/11, 12:30 – Bahman Ghobadi Monday 5/11, 11:00 – International Jury Tuesday 6/11, 12:00 – Aki Kaurismaki Wednesday 7/11, 12:00 – Night Views: Lior Shamriz & Costas Zapas Wednesday 7/11, 12:30 – Cristian Mungiu Thursday 8/11, 12:00 – ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) Friday 9/11, 12:00 – Andreas Dresen

 

PARALLEL EVENTS

Round Table Discussion on Theo Angelopoulos – Thursday 8/11, John Cassavetes Theatre, 12:00 – 14:00 Several of Angelopoulos’ regular collaborators throughout the years will participate in the discussion, providing an insider’s view on the unique way the late Greek auteur prepared and shot his films.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Freeze Frame in European Cinema – Photography Exhibition 2-11/11/2012, Warehouse C, Pier During the 53rd TIFF, the Thessaloniki Cinematheque will be inaugurated, to be housed in the Thessaloniki Film Museum at the Pier. On this occasion, a photography exhibition with 57 black and white stills from milestone European films, by directors such as Theodor Dreyer, Andrei Tarkovsky and Luis Bunuel, will be showcased in Warehouse C.

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012 _____________________________________________________________________ Opening film: HOLY MOTORS, Leos Carax, 115’, France/Germany, 2012

Closing film: IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (DA-REUN NA-RA-E-SUH), Hong Sang-soo, 89’, Korea, 2012

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION • A HIJACKING (KAPRINGEN), Tobias Lindholm, 99’, Denmark, 2012 • A MONTH IN THAILAND (O LUNA IN THAILANDA), Paul Negoescu, 85’, Romania, 2012 • AQUI Y ALLA, Antonio Mendez Esparza, 110’ Spain/USA/ Mexico, 2012 • BOY EATING THE BIRD'S FOOD (TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU), Ektoras Lygizos, 80’, Greece, 2012 • THE COLOR OF THE CHAMELEON (TSVETAT NA HAMELEONA), Emil Christov, 114’, Bulgaria, 2012 • EPILOGUE, Amir Manor, 96’, Israel, 2012 • JOY (HARA), Ilias Yannakakis, 80’, Greece, 2012 • I AM NOT A HIPSTER, Destin Daniel Cretton, 91’, USA, 2012 • KINSHASA KIDS, Marc-Henri Wajnberg, 85’, Belgium/France, 2012 • LIVING (ZHIT), Vasily Sigarev, 119’, Russia, 2012 • LOVING (MILOSC), Slawomir Fabicki, 105’, Poland, 2012 • MOLD (KUEF), Ali Aydin, 94’, Turkey/Germany, 2012 • OUR LITTLE DIFFERENCES (DER FEINEN UNTERSCHIEDE), Sylvie Michel, Germany, 2012 • SOUTHWEST (SUDOESTE), Eduardo Nunes, 128’, Brazil, 2011 • TABOOR, Vahid Vakilifar, 84’, Iran, 2012

OPEN HORIZONS

• AFTER LUCIA (DESPUES DE LUCIA), Michel Franco, 103’, Mexico, 2012 • AGLAYA, Krisztina Deak, Hungary/Poland/Romania, 116’, 2012 • A SECRET WORLD (UN MUNDO SECRETO), Gabriel Marino, 87’, Mexico, 2012 • BEIJING FLICKERS (YOU-ZHONG), Yuan Zhang, 96’, China, 2012 • BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Peter Strickland, 92’, United Kingdom, 2012 • BETRAYAL (IZMENA), Kirill Serebrennikov, 115’, Russia, 2012 • CAMION, Rafael Ouellet, 94’, Canada, 2012 • CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (INFANCIA CLANDESTINA), Benjamin Avila, Argentina/Spain/Brazil, 110’, 2011 • CRAZY AND THIEF, Cory McAbee, 52’, USA, 2012 • CROSSING BOUNDARIES (GRENZGAENGER), Florian Flicker, 85’, Austria, 2012 • DEAD EUROPE, Tony Krawitz, 84’, Australia, 2011 • THE DEEP (DJUPID), Baltasar Kormakur, 93’, Iceland/Norway, 2012 • FLY WITH THE CRANE (GAOSU TAMEN, WO CHENG BAHIE QU LE), Ruijun Li, 99’, China, 2012 • IN A BEDROOM (W SYPIALNI), Tomasz Wasilewski, 76’, Poland, 2012 • KAUWBOY, Boudewijin Koole, 81’, Netherlands, 2012 • KID, Fien Troch, 90’, Belgium, 2012 • THE LAND OF HOPE (KIBO NO KUNI), Sion Sono, 133’, Japan/United Kingdom/ Taiwan, 2012 • THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO (A ULTIMA VEZ QUE VI MACAU), Joao Pedro Rodrigues & Joao Rui Guerra da Mata, 85’, Portugal/France, 2012 • LORE, Cate Shortland, 108’, Germany/United Kingdom/Australia, 2012 • MADE IN ASH (AZ DO MESTA AS), Iveta Grofova, 80’, Slovak Republic/Czech Republic, 2012 • MUSEUM HOURS, Jem Cohen, 106’, Austria/USA, 2012 • NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (O SOM AO REDOR), Kleber Mendonca Filho, 131’, Brazil, 2012 • NOOR (JHOOLE LAL), Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti, 79’ France/ Pakistan, 2012 • NO, Pablo Larrain, 117’, Chile/USA/Mexico, 2012 • OUT IN THE DARK (ALATA), Michael Mayer, 96’, Israel, USA, 2012 • PARVIZ, Majid Barzegar, 105’, Iran, 2012 • THE PATIENCE STONE (SYNGUE SABOUR), Atiq Rahimi, 98’, France/ Germany/Afghanistan, 2012 • ROOM 514, Sharon Bar–Ziv, 90’, Israel, 2012 • SEAGULL (CHAIKA), Miguel Angel Jimenez, 97’, Spain/Georgia/Russia, 2012 • SHIFTING THE BLAME (SCHULD SIND IMMER DIE ANDEREN), Lars-Gunnar Lotz, 93’, Germany, 2012 • THE SHINE OF DAY (DER GLANZ DES TAGES), Rainer Frimmel, 90’, Austria, 2012 • STARLET, Sean Baker, 104’, USA, 2012 • STILL LIFE (STILLEBEN), Sebastian Meise, 77’, Austria, 2011 • THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY (DE JUEVES A DOMINGO), Dominga Sotomayor, 94’, Chile/Netherlands, 2012 • VILLEGAS, Gonzalo Tobal, 98’, Argentina/Netherlands/France, 2012 • VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN (VIOLETA SE FUE A LOS CIELOS), Andres Wood, 110’, Chile/Argentina/Brazil/Spain, 2011 • WAR WITCH (REBELLE), Kim Nguyen, 90’, Canada, 2012 • YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING (DEINE SCHOΕNHEIT IST NICHTS WERT), Huseyin Tabak, 85’, Austria, 2012

OPEN HORIZONS - SPECIAL SCREENINGS

• CAPITAL (LE CAPITAL), Costa Gavras, 114’, France, 2012 • DEAD MAN'S BURDEN, Jared Moshe, 93’, USA, 2011 • FILL THE VOID (LEMALE ET HA'HALAL), Rama Burshtein, 90’, Israel, 2012 • THE FOSTER BOY (DER VERDINGBUB), Markus Imboden, 108’, Germany/Switzerland, 2011 • THE HOLY QUATERNITY (SVATA CTVERICE), Jan Hrebejk, 78’, Czech Republic, 2012 • IN THE FOG (V TUMANE), Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Russia/Latvia/ Netherlands/Belarus, 128’, 2012 • KEYHOLE, Guy Maddin, 93’, Canada, 2011 • LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE, Abbas Kiarostami, 109’, France/Japan, 2012 • PARADISE: FAITH (PARADIES: GLAUBE), Ulrich Seidl, Austria/Germany/ France, 113’, 2012 • PARADISE: LOVE (PARADIES: LIEBE), Ulrich Seidl, 120’, Austria /Germany/France, 2012, 120’ • PLAYTIME, Jacques Tati, 124’, France, Italy, 1967 - Screening on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Positif Review • STUDENT, Darezhan Omirbayev, 90’, Kazakhstan, 2012 • TABU, Miguel Gomes, 110’, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France, 2012

LUX AWARDS

• JUST THE WIND (CSAK A SZEL), Benedek Fliegauf, 87’, Hungary/Germany/France, 2012 • SHUN LI AND THE POET (ΙΟ SONO LI), Andrea Segre, 100’, Italy/France, 2011 • TABU, Miguel Gomes, 110’, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France, 2012

AKI KAURISMAKI TRIBUTE

• LE HAVRE, 93’, Finland/France/Germany, 2011 • LIGHTS IN THE DUSK (LAITAKAUPUNGIN VALOT), 78’, Finland /Germany/France, 2006 • THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (MIES VAILLA MENNEISYYTTA), 97’ Finland/Germany/France, 2002 • JUHA, 78’, Finland, 1999 • DRIFTING CLOUDS (KAUAS PILVET KARKAAVAT), 96’, Finland, 1996 • LA VIE DE BOHEME, 100’, France/Germany/Sweden/Finland, 1991 • LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA, 79’, Finland/Sweden, 1989 • THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL (TULITIKKUTEHTAAN TYTTO), 69’, Finland/Sweden, 1989 • ARIEL, 73’, Finland, 1988 • SHADOWS IN PARADISE (VARJOJA PARATIISISSA), 76’, Finland, 1986 • CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (RIKOS JA RANGAISTUS), 94’, Finland, 1983

ANDREAS DRESEN TRIBUTE

• STOPPED ON TRACK (HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE), 105’, Germany, 2012 • WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA), 105, Germany, 2009 • CLOUD 9 (WOLKE 9), 95’, Germany, 2008 • SUMMER IN BERLIN (SOMMER VORM BALKON), 110’, Germany, 2005 • GRILL POINT (HALBE TREPPE), 106’, Germany, 2002 • NIGHT SHAPES (NACHTGESTALTEN), 103’, Germany, 1999

BAHMAN GHOBADI TRIBUTE

• RHINO SEASON (FALSE KARGADAN), 103’, Iraqi Kurdistan/Turkey, 2012 • NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH), 106’ Iran, 2009 • HALF MOON (NIWEMANG), 107’ Iran/Iraq/Austria/France, 2006 • TURTLES CAN FLY (LAKPOSHTHA PARVAZ MIKONAND), 98’ Iraq/Iran, 2004, • A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES (ZAMANI BARAYÉ MASTI ASBHA), 75’ Iran, 2000

THEO ANGELOPOULOS TRIBUTE

• LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST (TOPIO STIN OMICHLI), 125’, Greece/France/Italy, 1988 • VOYAGE TO CYTHERA (TAXIDI STA CYTHERA), 137’, Greece, 1983 • THE TRAVELLING PLAYERS (O THIASSOS), 230’, Greece, 1975

 

NIGHT VIEWS - LIOR SHAMRIZ SPOTLIGHT

• A LOW LIFE MYTHOLOGY, 80’, Germany, 2012 • MIRRORS FOR PRINCES, 63’, Germany, 2011 • SATURN RETURNS, 90’, Germany/Israel, 2009 • JAPAN JAPAN, 65’, Israel/USA, 2007 • Short films: ALBANIA, BEFORE THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP FADED, FRIENDSHIP FADED, BEYOND LOVE AND COMPANIONSHIP, HO! TERRIBLE EXTERIORS, THE MAGIC DESK, THE VACUUM CLEANER

NIGHT VIEWS - COSTAS ZAPAS SPOTLIGHT

• THE REBELLION OF RED MARIA (I ANTARSIA TIS KOKINIS MARIAS), 95’, Greece, 2012 • MINOR FREEDOMS (MIKRES ELEFTHERIES), 82’, Greece, 2008 • THE LAST PORN MOVIE, 100’, Greece, 2006 • UNCUT FAMILY, 75’, Greece, 2004

BALKAN SURVEY 2012

• BEYOND THE HILL (TERENIN ARDI), Emin Alper, 94’, Turkey/Greece, 2012 • CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO (DJECA), Aida Begic, 90’, Bosnia & Herzegovina/ Germany/France/Turkey, 2012 • CLIP (KLIP), Maja Milos, 102’, Serbia, 2012 • EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (TOATA LUMEA DIN FAMILIA NOASTRA), Radu Jude, 107’, Romania/Netherlands, 2012 • INSIDE (YERALTI), Zeki Demirkubuz, 107’, Turkey, 2012 • NIGHT OF SILENCE (LAL GECE), Reis Celik, 91’, Turkey, 2012 • WHEN DAY BREAKS (KAD SVANE DAN), Goran Paskaljevic, 90’, Serbia/Croatia/ France, 2012

BALKAN SURVEY 2012 – shorts

• CAN I DRIVE, DADDY? (OCI, LAHKO JAZ SOFIRAM?), Miha Hocevar, 14’, Slovenia, 2012 • HOUSE PARTY (CHEFU), Adrian Sitaru, 18’, Romania, 2011 • MUSA, Serhat Karaaslan, 18’, Turkey, 2012 • THE ORNAMENT OF SOUL (ORNAMENT DUSE), Irena Jukic- Pranjic, 10’, Croatia, 2011 • SILENT (BE DENG), L. Rezan Yesilbas, 14’, Turkey, 2012 • 30-40-50, Eva Pervolovici & Iulia Rugina & Stanca Radu, 25’, Romania, 2012

CRISTIAN MUNGIU TRIBUTE - BALKAN SURVEY

• BEYOND THE HILLS (DUPA DEALURI), Romania/France/Belgium, 151’, 2012 • TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE (AMINTIRI DIN EPOCA DE AUR), 155’, Romania, 2009 • 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE), 113’, Romania, 2007 • OCCIDENT, 105’, Romania, 2002

CRISTIAN MUNGIU TRIBUTE – shorts

• TURKEY GIRL, 20’, Romania, 2005 • THE FIREMEN'S CHOIR (CORUL POMPIERILOR), 30’, Romania, 2000 • ZAPPING, 15’, Romania, 2000 • NOTHING BY CHANCE (NICI O INTAMPLARE), 17’, Romania, 1999 • THE HAND OF PAULISTA (MANA LUI PAULISTA), 15’, Romania, 1998 • MARIANA, 16’, Romania, 1997

GREEK FILMS 2012

• A.C.A.B. ALL CATS ARE BRILLIANT (SIGHARITIRIA STOUS ESIODOXOUS), Constantina Voulgari, 88’, Greece, 2012 • A SHIP FOR PALESTINE (TO PLIO GIA TIN PALESTINI), Nikos Koundouros, 120’, Greece, 2012 • BIG HIT, Carolos Zonaras, 95’, Greece, 2012 • THE CAPSULE, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 35’, Greece, 2012 • 11 MEETINGS WITH MY FATHER (ENDEKA SINANTISEIS ME TON PATERA MOU), Nikos Kornilios, 90’, Greece, 2012 • HIGUITA, The Boy (Alexandros Voulgaris), 67’, Greece, 2012 • KAME KOUMMANDO, Manolis Damianakis, 78’, Greece, 2012 • YELLOW CITY (KITRINI POLI), Savas Katritzidis, 98’, Greece, 2012

GREEK CO-PRODUCTIONS

• LOVELESS ZORITSA (CRNA ZORICA), Radoslav Pavkovic & Christina Hatziharalambous, 80’, Greece/Serbia/Cyprus/Poland, 2012 • PAPADOPOULOS & SONS, Μάρκος Μάρκου, 105’, Greece/United Κingdom, 2012 • RED CITY, Manos Cizek, 100’, Greece/United Κingdom, 2012 • THE TELEMACHY (TILEMAHIA), Alexander Nally, 119’, Greece/United Κingdom, 2012

YOUTH SCREEN

• A GREEK SUMMER (NIKOSTRATOS) (NICOSTRATOS LE PELICAN), Olivier Horlait, 95’, France/Greece, 2011 • ELLA AND ALEKSI - A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY (ELLA AND ALEKSI – YLLATYSSYNTTARIT), Juuso Syria, 48’, Finland, 2012 • ICE DRAGON (ISDRAKEN), Martin Hogdahl, 80’, Sweden, 2012 • IRIS, Ulrika Bengts, 81’, Finland, 2012 • PATTY'S CATCHUP, Trina Von Traben, 86’, Germany, 2012

 

 

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