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A chronicle of conspiracy and betrayal, Nikos Perakis’ latest dark comedy reunites him with long-time writing collaborator Katerina Bei and a cast comprising some of Greek cinema’s biggest names, including Konstantinos Markoulakis, Fiona Georgiadi, Panos Mouzourakis, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Jenny Theona and Konstantinos Avarikiotis.
On the cusp of the infamous financial and social crises of the previous decade, author, psychiatrist and budding politician Panagis (Markoulakis) meets the beautiful Georgina (Georgiadi), an actress from a working class background, whose career is primed to take off. As the couple embarks on a tempestuous affair, passion soon devolves into a toxic battle for dominance over the other. And, when Panagis announces a run for political office, the games between he and Georgina take an unexpected twist.
An acerbic parody of bourgeoisie mores, Perakis’ most recent marvel – equal parts thriller, drama and comedy – is a welcome continuation of his fine filmmaking form after a six-year hiatus.
Tuesday 9th October