Patision Avenue

Patision Avenue

Greece | 2018 | DCP | Color | 12 min | Thanasis Neofotistos

FRIDAY 4 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 18:00 HRS | 111 min
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 111 min

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Screenplay: Giorgos Aggelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Producer: Ionna Bolomyti
Cinematography: Giannis Fotou G.S.C.
Editing: Panos Aggelopoulos
Sound: Alejandro Cabrera, Giannis Antypas
Music: Radiator IP Sales
Production Company: Argonauts S.A
Cast: Marina Symeou

Synopsis
Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

Biography
Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Athens, Greece. Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture and afterwards took to Film Directing and Acting. One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. His dissertation ”Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer”, has been selected by several important International Film Festivals (21st Encounters, 26th Sao Paulo, 23rd Raindance, 35th Munich, and 60 more) and won 1st prize (Golden Dionysus Award) at the 37th Drama ISFF, as well as Best Sound, Photography, Golden Odysseus, etc. His documentary ”Pogoniskos” won the Best Documentary Award at the 38th Drama ISFF. His short film project, ”Patision Avenue”, has screened in NisiMasa ESP 2016. He is developing his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, ”Peter and the Wolf”; the film project has been selected, amongst other, at First Films First 2017, MFI 2016 and Sarajevo Script Station.

Festivals
75th VENICE Film Festival | World Premiere
47th FNC MONTREAL Du Nouveau Cinema IFF
54th CHICAGO International Film Festival
12th HEART OF GOLD IFF Australia
20th HOLLYWOOD IFF | Best World Short Award
06th BOSPHORUS IFF | Best International Short Fiction Film
59th THESSALONIKI IFF | National Premiere
16th TIRANA IFF
22nd POFF Shorts-Black Nights IFF
12th NDU International FF
30th TRIESTE IFF 2019
31th MINIMALEN Short Film Festival
41st CLERMONT-FERRAND International Short FF 2019  Best Film from Canal+ | Special Jury Award | EFA Nomination
49th TAMPERE International SFF
4th EUREGION Film Festival Cinesud | Special Jury Award
15TH AKBANK Sanat ISFF
24th VILNIUS IFF Kino Pavasaris
21st MECAL Pro Barcelona ISFF
28th ASPEN ISFF
11st GO-SHORTS ISFF
31st DRESDEN ISFF | Opening Film
8th KYIV ISFF
41st MOSCOW IFF
36th BUSAN ISFF | Ecxellence Award for Best Picture
22nd BRUSSELS ISFF