44rd edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

AlpsSP-2012 
Alpeis

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Lanthimos (Dogtooth) is a pioneer in new Greek cinema. In the absurd Alps, we follow a nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her trainer, who approach relatives with a strange proposition: they can be hired as temporary stand-ins for the deceased. The job is not without danger.

They call themselves 'Alps'. Their leader is called Mont Blanc. It’s a mysterious group; the four members - a nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her trainer - are not allowed to talk about their activities to non-Alps. In their spare time, they rent themselves out to families in order to fill in for a relative who has recently died. They then act like the lovely daughter, husband or girlfriend and claim that this helps ease the mourning. But it’s very doubtful whether the role-play is really that healthy.
Alps, after all, is a film by Yorgos Lanthimos, maker of the widely praised and award-winning Dogtooth (2009) and a specialist in creating unhealthy, absurd relationships.
With their familiar style filled with wry dialogue spoken completely neutrally, Lanthimos and screenwriter Efthimis Filippou provide even more infamous commentary on Greek society in particular and human shortcomings in general. Everyone is always playing a role - a principle that is taken to extreme in Alps. Please note: for the screening on Sat 4-2, this film is subtitled in Dutch.

Big Talk: Mon 30, 19:30, before the screening Angeliki Papoulia (actress) and Athina Rachel Tsangari (producer) will be talking to journalist and philosopher Anna Luyten about the film Alps.

Comments
Na Dogtooth waren mijn verwachtingen wellicht wat te hoog gespannen. De stijl was erg herkenbaar, het idee leuk, maar had toch wat scherper neergezet kunnen worden. Nu bleef het een beetje hangen in de staccato monologen. De Big Talk was (wederom) een teleurstelling. Liever een goede Q&A achteraf, dit werkte gewoon niet. En deze mevrouw maar niet meer laten interviewen...
Webreview from Ingridm on 31 January 2012 13:15
Beetje een afgeleide van Rent-a-Friend die veel scherper en leuker is. Kleine 3/5
Webreview from Rein on 31 January 2012 08:39
Greece 2011
DirectorYorgos Lanthimos
ProducerYorgos Lanthimos
 Athina Rachel Tsangari
 Haos Film
ScenarioYorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
CastAggeliki Papoulia
 Aris Servetalis
 Johnny Vekris
 Ariane Labed
PhotographyChristos Voudouris
EditorYorgos Mavropsaridis
Production designAnna Georgiadou
Sound designLeandros Ntounis
Length93'
Film format35mm
Themes
2012 Spectrum



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