Dealer, Dark Horse and Love at 16
by Sakis Kontos
Five new films are released in Greece this week and Europe enjoys a lion’s share, with a Danish, a Hungarian and a national production.
Dealer, by Benedek Fliegauf (Hungary 2004; one of the most awarded and most critically acclaimed European film last year) follows a day in the life of a drugs dealer (Felícián Keresztes) in all its "glory" and depression, as he visits his ‘clients’ including a priest and a girlfriend with whom he has a child. The film is produced by Inforg Studio and Filmteam.
Dark Horse [+see also:
film profile] (Voksne mennesker) by Icelandic Dagur Kari, (Denmark/Iceland 2005), the maker of the acclaimed Noi the Albino (Noi Albinoi, 2003) who directs a satire, shot in black and white, telling the story of Daniel (Jakob Cedergren), a dyslexic graffiti artist, who has reached 30 but still refuses to accept the responsibilities that come together with age. The film is produced by Nimbus Film Rights.
Love at 16 (Agapi sta 16), by Kostas Charalambous (Greece; won Best Debut-Film Director award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2004). A girl enters the life of Alexis and Yiorgos, two 16-year-olds in 1980s provincial Greece, It is produced by the Greek Film Centre, ERT (Greek TV) and Town Film.