Yiannis Papadopoulos: “Boy Eating the Bird’s Food”
47th Czech international Karlovy Vary film festival honored one of the most eminent actors of the new generation of Greek cinema. Yiannis Papadopoulos won a distinction for his role in the film “Boy Eating the Bird’s food”.
The film, directed by Ektoras Lygizos, is about an Athens-based young unemployed man who has no girlfriend or food to eat due to his financial crisis. The young man makes significant efforts to live in dignity despite his desperate condition.
According to the festival’s selection committee, “This is one of the most radical allegorical films of Greece, a country currently producing some of the most interesting works internationally.”
Greek Turkish Production “Beyond the Hill”
At the same festival, Greek-Turkish film “Beyond the Hill” directed by Emin Alper was also featured. Despite being included in the non-competitive category, everyone attended its presentation left the room pretty enthusiastic.
Earlier this year, this film was awarded two prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival as well three more at the Istanbul Film Festival.
Elena Psykou- “Eternal Return of Antonis P.”
Another Greek director, Elena Psykou, won the first prize for the Work in Progress section. Her film “Eternal Return of Antonis P.” was awarded in this special section, which honors films not yet completed.
The film is expected to be launched next year in order to be among the nominees of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.