STANDING ASIDE WATCHING

Standing-Aside-Watching

A film by Yorgos Servetas

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Grey skies. Farmland. Old depots. An empty station.

A train arrives on the platform. None exits, except for Antigone, a young woman in her 30s. This is Th. a small Greek town, the place Antigone returns after many years of absence.

Antigone is determined to settle in. She goes to the local bar for a drink; she meets friends from the old times; she takes a job as an English teacher; she even finds a boyfriend, Nikos, young, good-looking and naive – the simpler, the better.

Yet Antigone’s search for an unassuming life in Th. turns out to be more complicated than she thought. Life on the streets of Th. is quiet but a surge of violence, discriminations and a collective, unspoken rule of complicity between victims and perpetrators reign.

In Antigone’s last chance to change her fate, will she act or will she stand aside, watching?

Festival participations: Toronto IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Berlinale, Dublin IFF, Cyprus Film Days (won the Glocal Images Award), San Francisco IFF, Seattle IFF (competition) , LA Greek FF (competition), Galway Film Fleadh, Raindance (competition), Sao Paulo IFF, Cinemed (won Nova Award), Greek FF Australia, Bratislava IFF, Exground IFF, Griechische Filmtage Nürnberg a.o.

Hellenic Fim Academy Awards: Nikos Yorgakis Best Supporting Actor .

REVIEWS

Film International (Berlinale)

Indiewire (Dublin IFF)

Berliner Zeitung  (Berlinale)

Cineuropa (Berlinale)

Indiewire review (Toronto IFF)

The Hollywood Reporter review (Toronto IFF)

New York Times review

CAST

Antigone: Marina Symeou / Nikos: Yorgos Kafetzopoulos / Eleni: Marianthi Pantelopoulou / Nontas: Nikos Yorgakis / Dimitris: Kostis Siradakis / Uncle: Yorgos Ziovas

CREW

Director / Writer:  Yorgos Servetas / Cinematographer: Claudio Bolivar / Editor: Panos Voutsaras / Music: IO / Production Designe: Elias Ledakis / Costume Designer: Triada Papadaki / Make-up & Hair artist: Kyriaki Melidou / Production Manager: Dimitris Chatzivogiatzis / 1st Assistant Director: Siamak Etemadi Producers: Fenia Cossovitsa, Konstantinos Kontovrakis / Produced by: Blonde Audiovisual Productions S.A. / Co-Produced by ERT S.A., Heretic, Feelgood Entertainement, 235, Stefi Productions

Original Title: Να κάθεσαι και να κοιτάς / available in DCP / color / image format: 1:1.77 / length in min 89 min / dolby digital 5.1 / original language Greek with english subtitles / Greece 2013

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