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The storm of the Greek cinema abroad continues

22 January 2010 / 12:01:49  GRReporter
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In the last few years we have been pleasantly surprised by the presence and the success of the Greek movies at the world festivals. After the positive comments of the critics about “The arrow” in Berlin, at the “Dog’s tooth” in Cannes, and “Platon’s Academy” in Locarno came the turn of “In the woods” to make its debut on the world scene, writes “Vima” newspaper.

The festival in Rotterdam, which will be held between January 27th and February 7th, also showed interest in the latest movie of Angelos Frantzis. There the movie will make its world premiere. The festival in Rotterdam is considered to be one of the best world festivals for experimental and vanguard cinema. The movie of Frantzis will be shown in the “Spectrum” section, where strong and innovative movies of famous directors are played. “In the woods” is one of the ten movies which were chosen by the sponsors this year.

The movie has been made with the movie recorder of a photo camera and is full of bright colors and sharp forms, which has the desired effect to create a wild existential fairy tale out of “In the woods”. The story is about the desire and the attempt of two boys and a girl to join together and become one. They are surrounded by enormous trees, transparent rivers, an isolated beach, mountains and a strange red house hidden in the heart of the forest.

You would ask why they are there. Who abandoned them and in their innocence they hurt each other so much?  What is this strange sexual energy which radiates from the trees, the water and the leafs? Are they free or are they trapped? The movie does not provide the answers. The only answer is that their journey looks like a dedication in a mystery.

The script of the movie is written by Angelos Frantzis together with the leading actors in the movie Katia Goulioni, Iakovos Kamchis and Nathan Pissoort. A video installation showing scenes from the movie was presented for the first time this year during the one month theatre performance at the Athens festival. “In the woods” will be in theaters in Greece this spring. At the Rotterdam festival will also take part the movies “Dog tooth” by Georgios Lanthimos and “West” by Grigoris Rendis.

Tags: cinem In the woods Angelos Frantzis
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