Greek Film September For Karlovy Festival

september1-2The Greek film September, a Penny Panayotopoulou production, is competing at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic from June 29-July 7.

Ten years after her debut with the award-winning feature film Hard Goodbyes: My Father, at Locarno Festival, Penny Panagiotopoulou returns, this time in the official Competition section of Karlovy Vary, with a strong emotions triggering film which is a co-production of Greece and Germany.

September is the story of 30-year-old Anna who lives and works at the IKEA store in Athens, alone with her dog Manu in a small apartment and falls for the family across after her dog dies.

The happy family with the large garden, suddenly becomes her little shelter. This is a story about loneliness the way it sneaks into cracks of our lives, in solitude and togetherness. But how one defines happiness?

The Karlovy Vary event is the oldest, inaugurated back in 1946, as well as the most innovative one throughout Europe. This year, for the second consecutive year,  a Greek Film is hosted in the competition program, after last year’s participation of Boy Eating the Bird’s Food, by Ektoras Lygizos and Raw Material, by Christos Karakepelis two years ago in the documentary competition part.