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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Alps
Original Title Alpeis
English Title Alps
Director Yorgos Lanthimos
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 93'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Aggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Arianne Labed
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Christos Voudouris
  • Edición / Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Producción / Producer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Haos Film
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Yorgos Lanthimos is a crucial name in new Greek cinema. As a matter of fact, Alps, his new film, raises the absurd vision we could already see in his previous Dogtooth, and becomes again a surgical insight (cut with a deadpan pulse) into the punished skin of Greek society. The Alps that name this film are a group of unextraordinary characters –a paramedic, a nurse, a gymnast and her trainer– who decide to provide a strange service: they approach people who have lost a dear one and offer to portray them. The group won’t talk about the “replacements” they are enacting with anyone who is not an Alp, and they mutate as they get hired to be daughters, husbands, girlfriends, or parents. This extreme role playing is Lanthimos’ way of creating –once again– a series of disturbing relationships that burns out Greek social dynamics, but also the human need to deny something as natural as death.


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 12:45 h
sold out
sold out
15 Apr / 22:00 h
sold out
sold out
18 Apr / 20:15 h
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sold out


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