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Athens International Short Film Festival to screen in Melbourne

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The Setting Sun Film Festival is presenting a program of short films from the Athens International Short Film Festival on Sunday, August 21 at The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture in Melbourne.

Due to a partnership between the two film festivals, Australian cinephiles can enjoy watching award-winning films ranging from drama, documentary and animation, which screened in Athens in June.

The Setting Sun Film Festival is the premier festival of Melbourne’s western suburbs and an international festival that attracts entries from around the world.

Ten films have been selected and showcase talented emerging and established Greek and Cypriot filmmakers.

The programme is as follows:

Beauty: A 20-minute-long drama directed by Thanos Liberopoulos where Callie, an unemployed young woman living with her controlling mother, is looking for a way out through the glittery yet cruel YouTube beauté universe.

Just Like Water: Directed by Manos Triantafillakis, the 12-minute and 54-second film explores the life and experiences of the director’s father, Spyros.

Soul Food: In this 24-minute and 9-second drama directed by Nikos Tseberopoulos, audiences are introduced to 15-year-old Yannis who is moving into his mother’s boyfriend’s apartment. Yannis starts hanging out with Olga, a socially secluded hard rock 40-year-old woman who lives in the basement of the apartment building.

Violetta: After the sudden death of Violetta’s mother, her father is looking for a way to renew their relationship. The dramatic short is 14 minutes and 50 seconds long and is directed by Fivos Smells.

Amygdala: A 22-minute and 21-second horror directed by Maria Hatzakou in which two sisters, Anna and Melina spend the last days of the summer in their vacation house outside Athens.

Vouta: An 18-minute documentary directed by Dimitris Zahos that follows Vouta, a pigeon that flies all the way up to the clouds, then dives at 230 km/h and slows down just before reaching the ground.

1980: Directed by Constantine Venetopoulos, this nine-minute-long drama features a man who looks for love in a dystopian period of time not so different from ours, where fear is the latest pandemic.

Every Sunday: A 3-minute and 38-second documentary directed by Keti Papadema in which a group of Filipino domestic workers in Cyprus prepare for a beauty pageant organised by their community, while a case of a serial killer targeting foreign female workers comes to the surface.

Paradox: In this 10-minute and 15-second drama, director Soultana Koumoutsi unfolds the fairy tale of a woman who goes out for a walk, meets a boy and ends up in a hotel.

Elevator Alone: Across 3 minutes and 38 seconds, the animation directed by Anastasia Papadopoulou features four people and the time they spend in an elevator.

The programme duration, including intermission, is 2 hours and 42 mins. Viewing commences at 5pm on Sunday, August 21, and tickets can be purchased here.

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