“The Two Faces of January,” which was partially filmed in Athens and Crete during the summer/fall of 2012, had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this past week.
Based on a 1964 novel by Patricia Highsmith, the plot revolves around a con artist who accidentally kills a private detective that had tracked him down from the U.S. to Athens. On the run with his wife and a young American, they travel through the Greek islands and Istanbul. The getaway unleashes betrayal, deception, and one of the three will die.
The thriller stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, and is the directorial debut of “Drive” screenwriter Hossein Amini.
Though “Two Faces” is screening out of competition, so far critics’ reviews have been mixed. It is scheduled to begin rolling out in theaters across Europe in April.
Check out the trailer below, with the opening sequence taking place at the Acropolis in Athens: