30 & 31
October 2020

Unfortunately, it was paradise #2 & #3

Two-days of screenings of collective cinema
Unfortunately, it was paradise #2
Friday, 30rd of October from 18.30 at Cine Alexandra Kallithea Str. Kremou 141, 176 75
18:30, At Home by Athanasios Karanikolas (2014, 103’, Germany/Greece)
21:30, Taste of Cement by Ziad Kalthoum (2017, 85’, Germany/Lebanon/Syria/United Arab Emirates/Qatar)
 
At Home by Athanasios Karanikolas (2014, 103’, Germany/Greece)VO Greek with English subtitles
In a spacious house on the hills of marathon, with a beautiful view of the sea, Nadja lives alongside Stefanos, Evi and their daughter Iris. Nadja has been the family’s housekeeper for years, the four of them are close: they are family. One day, in the wake of the Greece’s financial crisis everything is turned upside down and a fatal diagnosis will dramatically change their relationships testing the true nature of their mutual affection.
Free admission
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Taste of Cement by Ziad Kalthoum VO Arabic with English subtitles
In this poetic essay documentary, Ziad Kalthoum transports us into the lives of Syrian construction workers rebuilding post-war Beirut while their own houses are being bombed in Syria. The Lebanese government has imposed night-time curfews on the refugees and the workers are locked inside the building site. Mute and imprisoned in the cement underground, the only contact with the outside world is when they climb out of their sleeping holes in the morning to begin a new day of work. Tormented by anguish and anxiety, they keep hoping for a different life.
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Unfortunately, it was paradise #3
Saturday, 31st of October from 18:30 at Cine Alexandra Kallithea Str. Kremou 141, 176 75
18.30, On The Edge by Leïla Kilani (2011, 106’, Morocco/ France/Germany)
21:30, Her Job by Nikos Labôt (2018, 89’, Greece/France/Serbia)
 
On The Edge by Leïla Kilani VO Arabic with English subtitles
Badia and Imane work in a shrimp-processing factory in Tangier’s poorest neighborhood but at night, they rob men under false pretenses.
On The Edge provides a raw and authentic glimpse of the attempts of workers to get a better life. After making a documentary about immigrants who risk the crossing from Tangier to Europe, the breathtaking feature debut of Leïla Kilani is also about the bitter-sweet dream of globalization.
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Her Job by Nikos Labôt VO Greek with English subtitles
Panagiota lives with her husband Kostas and their two children a seemingly quiet life in a popular neighborhood in Athens. As the recession hits their family hard, Panagiota decides to get a job for the first time in her life taking up the full burden of family responsibilities. She gets hired by a private cleaning company as a cleaning lady in a shopping center. In her new work environment she faces both a ruthless system of exploitation and discovers the solidarity of her colleagues.
Her Job is a well-observed study of a woman’s unlikely liberation. Despite the uncertainty, stress and pressure, the story is enhanced with unexpected outbursts of humor, moments of lightness and hope.
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