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The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

I aionia epistrofi tou Antoni Paraskeua“
Director: Elina Psykou

Graikija, Fiction, 2013, 91 min, greece with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-7

Antonis (Christos Stergioglou) arrives in a luxurious vila by the sea. It is wintertime and he wanders around in the empty, closed for the season hotel while his “disappearance” is headline on all media. For twenty years, he has been the main presenter of a popular morning show in a leading TV Channel. Very soon, he will have to end this charade and return. He dreams of his celebratory comeback. But he is not ready to do so... His non-return is the only pathway in order to preserve his personal “immortality”. Psikou's debut is a superb European arthouse comedy that brilliantly satirises the turbulent economic crisis in Greece through the sheer comic absurdity of reality.

Awards:

2012 – Best Work in Progress Award at the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Czech Republic)

About the director:

Elina Psykou was born in Athens, Greece in 1977. She studied Film Directing at Lykourgos Stavrakos Film School and Sociology at Panteion University, both in Athens. She continued her studies in Cultural History in Paris, France (E.H.E.S.S). In 2007, she participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her first feature film as a director, “The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas” (I aionia epistrofi tou Antoni Paraskeua, 2013), received the first award of the Works in Progress section in Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 and had its world premiere in Berlinale's Forum 2013. Her second feature script, “Ivo & Sofia”, is one of the 6 projects selected for the Berlinale Residency 2013.
 

Screenplay: Elina Psykou

Dir. of Photography: Dionisis Efthimiopoulos

Music: Yannis Veslemes

Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Theodora Tzimou