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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #129. Monday – Argyris Papadimitropoulos

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One of a handful of notable directors stepping out from the shadows of the Greek Weird Wave is Argyris Papadimitropoulos, who will present his most high-profile offering to date with fourth feature, Monday. Produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulous, Damian Jones and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, the English language feature stars Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough. Papadimitropoulos’ sophomore film Wasted Youth (2011) premiered in Rotterdam as did his third feature, the breakout Suntan (2016), which also played SXSW. Production took place back in August and wrapped last month.…
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First-Look Image Revealed for ‘Monday,’ Starring ‘Captain America’s’ Sebastian Stan

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First-Look Image Revealed for ‘Monday,’ Starring ‘Captain America’s’ Sebastian Stan
The first-look image from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ “Monday,” starring Sebastian Stan – best known for “I, Tonya” and the “Captain America” movies – and “Colette’s” Denise Gough, has been released. Protagonist Pictures will launch international sales on the pic in Berlin.

“Monday” follows the story of Mickey (Stan) and Chloe (Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who “meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend,” according to a statement. “When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can stand the reality of the inevitable Monday.”

Principal photography recently wrapped on the film, which was co-written by Papadimitropoulos and Rob Hayes. It is the director’s fourth feature, following “Suntan,” which won best film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

“The story of Mickey and Chloe is an
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Giveaway – Win Suntan on Dual Format

Eureka Entertainment to release Suntan, an unpredictable psychological drama, full of suspense and humour, set on a hedonistic Greek Island, as part of its new Montage Pictures range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 11 September 2017, and we have three copies to give away!

Suntan is a coming of ‘middle-age’ film, from Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos, that celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.

For middle-aged Kostis (Makis Papadimitriou), life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna (Elli Tringou), he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly
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Montage Pictures: Eureka Entertainment Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Label

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced the launch of Montage Pictures, a new world cinema sub-label focusing on contemporary works by new and upcoming filmmakers from around the world. Five titles have been announced so far - Kills on Wheels (2016, Attila Till, Hungary), Strangled (2016, Árpád Sopsits, Hungary), Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013, Gustav Deutsch, Austria), Rescue Under Fire [Zona Hostil] (2017, Adolfo Martínez Pérez, Spain) and Suntan (2016, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece), which recently enjoyed a theatrical run in the UK and will be the label’s debut release, in a dual format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 4 September 2017. Eureka! is already the home of the much-revered Masters of Cinema series, which has showcased a number of contemporary world...

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Suntan Review

Author: Stefan Pape

We’ve all encountered men like Kostis, you see them sometimes lurking in the background at clubs, sitting at the bar in a pub making smalltalk to anyone who dares stand next to them. Lonely, troubled individuals, despondent and dispirited, longing to be a part of something. Often so concerned with avoiding eye contact, we resist trying to understand them, what’s led them down this destructive path. But it’s here Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ drama Suntan thrives, getting into the protagonist’s head in this intimate character study that centres on the notion of unhealthy infatuation.

Makis Papadimitriou plays Kostis, who moves to a small island, populated by around 800, to become the new local doctor. The mayor boasts the quiet winter months will help to clear his mind, but tedium kicks in. But then the summer arrives, and the island turns into a holiday destination for young
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'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

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'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s (Wasted Youth) drama Suntan was the big winner at the Iris Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Tuesday evening (March 21) winning six prizes out of the 11 for which it was nominated including best film and director.

The film, which played in the Rotterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, SXSW, Odessa and Jeonju festivals, was also awarded best screenplay, best actor for Makis Padimitriou and best supporting actress for Elli Tringou.

The Faliro House, Marni and Oxymoron production is a bitter sweet drama about a middle-aged doctor on a Greek island whose life turns upside down when he gets embroiled with a group of hedonist tourists.

The film is widely tipped to be Greece’s submission in the best foreign language category at next year’s Oscars.

World sales are handled by Us outlet Visit Films. Strand Releasing is the Us distributor.

Also winning awards was Tasos Boulmetis’ coming of age story
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'Suntan' sweeps Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

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'Suntan' sweeps Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s (Wasted Youth) drama Suntan swept the Iris Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Tuesday evening (March 21) winning six prizes out of the 11 for which it was nominated including best film and director.

The film, which played in the Rotterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, SXSW, Odessa and Jeonju festivals, was also awarded best screenplay, best actor for Makis Padimitriou and best supporting actress for Elli Tringou.

The Faliro House, Marni and Oxymoron production is a bitter sweet drama about a middle-aged doctor on a Greek island whose life turns upside down when he gets embroiled with a group of hedonist tourists.

The film is widely tipped to be Greece’s submission in the best foreign language category at next year’s Oscars.

World sales are handled by Us outlet Visit Films. Strand Releasing is the Us distributor.

Also winning awards was Tasos Boulmetis’ coming of age story Mythopathy, which won three
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Coming of middle-age drama Suntan gets a UK trailer

Ahead of its UK release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ “coming of middle-age” drama Suntan which stars Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Milou Van Groessen, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, and Marcus Collen; watch it below after the official synopsis…

For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as
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Team Screen's best films of 2016

Team Screen's best films of 2016
Find out what made our top 10 films of 2016 - and which films feature on Team Screen’s overall top 10.Scroll down for Screen’s overall top 10

Screen’s esteemed critics have had their turn. Now, Screen staff, contributors and correspondents reveal their favourite films seen in 2016. Festival premieres and UK/Us theatrical releases are deemed eligible.

Matt Mueller (editor)

Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)Aquarius (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho)Mustang (dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven)Hell Or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie)Embrace Of The Serpent (dir. Ciro Guerra)Little Men (dir. Ira Sachs)Suntan (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos)Love & Friendship (dir. Whit Stillman)Nocturnal Animals (dir Tom Ford)Jeremy Kay (Us editor)

Manchester By The Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)Neruda (dir. Pablo Larrain)Aquarius (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho)Deadpool (dir Tim Miller)Fire At Sea (dir. Gianfranco Rosi)Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)Oj: Made In America (dir. Ezra Edelman)[link=tt
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Screen critics pick their hidden gems of 2016

Screen critics pick their hidden gems of 2016
Ten Screen critics select their hidden film gems of the year.Fionnuala Halligan, chief film critic

A Date For Mad Mary

Dir Darren Thornton

This big-hearted Irish romcom, which shared the top prize at Galway this summer, has all the smarts to hit with younger audiences should it get the chance. Just released from prison, surly, boozy Mary pines for her bridezilla Bff who has moved on. Now she needs a date for the wedding and rarely has someone looked for love with less interest. Thornton directs a scuzzily radiant Seana Kerslake as the miserably mad Mary, wildly unpredictable and widely misunderstood, in a film that feels like the love child of Weekend and Once.

Contact Mongrel International international@mongrelmedia.com

Tim Grierson, Senior Us critic

The Student

Dir Kirill Serebrennikov

The dangers of religious fervor overwhelming reason is the cauldron into which The Student drops its audience, taking us to a Russian high school where a Bible-quoting
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Karanović’s 'A Good Wife' wins €50,000 ArteKino audience award

Karanović’s 'A Good Wife' wins €50,000 ArteKino audience award
First edition of pan-European online festival is a joint initiative between Arte and Festival Scope.

Serbian actress and director Mirjana Karanović’s A Good Wife has won the €50,000 audience award at the first edition of ArteKino, a new pan-European online film festival launched by Franco-German broadcaster Arte and Paris-based digital film platform Festival Scope.

Running September 30 to October 9, the event showcased 10 European feature films. The organisers released 50,000 free online tickets in 44 European countries.

A Good Wife marks a directorial debut for Karanović who also stars in the film as a happily-married woman living in an upscale suburb of Belgrade whose life is overturned on discovering her perfect husband has a dark past.

The film was produced by This & That Productions, Deblokada, Nukleus Film Production and is sold internationally by Films Boutique.

The €50,000 prize money – sponsored by Nespresso - goes to Karanović and Film Boutique to help distribute the film internationally.

A Good Wife
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Ben Attia's 'Hedi' triumphs at Athens Film Festival

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Ben Attia's 'Hedi' triumphs at Athens Film Festival
Hedi won best film, while Matt Johnson won best director for Operation Avalanche.

The Tunisian-French-Belgian co-production Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia has won the best film award, the Golden Athena, at the 22nd Athens International Film Festival (September 22-October 2).

The film was co-produced by Tanit Films, Nomadis Images and the Dardenne brothers production outlet Les Films du Fleuve.

Majd Mastoura stars in the lead role as a young man who tries to break loose from his dominant mother and some of Tunisia’s more conservative social norms.

The film debuted at Berlin Film Festival 2016, winning the best first film award and a best actor prize for Mastoura.

The Aiff awards were decided by a five-member international jury presided over by the BFI programmes curator Nicola Gallani. The jury included German film critic Julia Teichmann (Film Dienst), French producer Sylvia Perel and her compatriot film critic Bernard Nave (Jeune Cinema).

Matt Johnson won the best director trophy for [link
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Arte, Festival Scope launch pan-European online film festival Artekino

Arte, Festival Scope launch pan-European online film festival Artekino
Line-up includes Edinburgh victor Suntan, The Death Of Louis Xiv and César winner Fatima.

Franco-German broadcaster Arte and Paris-based digital film platform Festival Scope have launched the first edition of a new pan-European, online film festival called Artekino.

Arte has been developing the festival for more than a year-and-a-half, working closely with key partner Festival Scope — which has a long history of overseeing online distribution for festivals and cross-border audiences — as well as international sales agents in the region.

“Arte wanted to promote European cinema in a new way beyond what we already do through our channels and co-productions, putting the emphasis on independent, auteur cinema to spotlight new trends, new talents and even emerging territories,” Olivier Père, managing director of Arte France Cinéma, explained to Screen. “It’s the first festival of its kind focused only on European cinema.”

He added the initiative was also in keeping with Arte’s ambition to expand its digital activities
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Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'

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Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'
Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.

UK filmmaker Chanya Button’s debut feature as director and producer, Burn Burn Burn, was voted by the audience at the Odessa International Film Festival (Oiff) as the winner of this year’s Grand Prix.

Producer Daniel-Konrad Cooper accepted the Golden Duke statuette on behalf of the production team from Oiff’s festival president Victoria Tigipko during the gala closing ceremony in the Black Sea city’s historic National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Button’s melancholic comedy had premiered at last year’s London Film Festival and is being handled internationally by Urban Distribution International.

International Competition

Meanwhile, the International Competition jury - headed by the UK writer Christopher Hampton and also including Oiff 2015 winner Eva Neymann, Us writer-director-actor Alex Ross Perry, producer Rebecca O’Brien and producer-director Uberto Pasolini - gave the Golden Duke statuette for Best Film to
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'Toni Erdmann' among Lux Film Prize finalists

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Audience winner also revealed in Karlovy Vary.

The films selected for the 10th anniversary edition of the European Parliament’s Lux Film Prize have been revealed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff).

At a packed event hosted at Karlovy Vary’s Hotel Pupp on Sunday (July 3), the 10 films were unveiled by Michaela Šojdrová, vice-chair of the committee on culture and education, Martina Dlabajová, vice-chair of the committee on budgetary control, Julie Ward and Bogdan Wenta, members of the committee on culture and education and Doris Pack, Lux Film Prize Coordinator.

The films are:

As I Open My Eyes (A Peine j’Ouvre Les Yeux), Leyla Bouzid (Fra-Tun-Bel-uae)A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister (UK)Letters From War (Cartas da Guerra), Ivo M Ferreira (Por)A War (Krigen), Tobias Lindholm (Den)Things To Come (L’avenir), Mia Hansen-Løve (Fra-Ger)Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia), Paolo Virzi (Ita-Fra)My Life As A Courgette (Ma Vie De Courgette), [link
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Toni Erdmann wins top prize in Brussels

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Toni Erdmann wins top prize in Brussels
Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife wins best first film; audience award goes to Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree.

The 14th edition of the Brussels Film Festival closed with the Golden Iris award going to Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, with a prize of €10,000 to distributor September Film. The film also won best screenplay and the Rtbf Vt Prize of best film.

The jury was comprised of Flemish actress Natali Broods, Italian director Emanuele Crialese, Belgian actor Pierre Dherte, Dutch actor Derek De Lint and Croatian director Ivona Juka.

The White Iris award for best first film in competition went to A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanovic.

The jury award went to Callback by Carles Torras; best photography went to Giorgos Arvanitis for Blind Sun; the Cineruopa award went to Pikadero by Ben Sharrock; Ups cinephile award went to Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos.

The audience award went to The Olive Tree by Iciar Bollain, which also won
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Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes

Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes
The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The festival’s top prizes were awarded to Ben Sharrock’s Pikadero (UK-Spain), which took the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s Suntan (Greece) which won Best International Feature Film, and Johan Grimonprez’s Shadow World (Us), which won Best Documentary Feature Film.

The Michael Powell jury, which included actress Kim Cattrall, Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain and actor Clancy Brown, also gave a special mention to Mercedes Grower’s Brakes.

On their selection of Scottish film-maker Sharrock’s Basque-language debut about a young Spanish couple’s attempt to navigate their country’s economic crisis, the Michael Powell jury said: “We wanted to recognise the very personal and individual voice on director Ben Sharrock for his film Pikadero. In a year when the jury viewed a selection of very distinctive and different films, his film really stood out.”

On handing
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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up
Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].Scroll down for competition titles

The line-up for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 15-26) will comprise a total 161 features from 46 countries including: 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres.

Highlights include the UK premiere of Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory, in-person events that include Us indie filmmaker Kevin Smith and Sex & The City actress Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of the previously announced Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore!.

Old classics will be re-imagined with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of Highlander, celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.

The
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Australia’s Monster Pictures Announces Aquisition The Greasy Strangler

Monster Pictures, genre label and producers of Australia’s premier cult film festival Monster Fest (set for November 24-27, 2016) have been busy in the first quarter of 2016, with a diverse slate of acquisitions with all rights for the Anz Market. Recent acquisitions include Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ acclaimed Suntan (Berlin, Rotterdam, SXSW 2016), Jim Hosking’s gross-out …

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