Recently, the Washington Post lauded the two Greek films featured in the 24th annual AFI European Union Film Showcase, Attenberg and Wasted Youth. These two films, touted by Ann Hornada as the "highlights at this year's showcase", bring the best of Greek modern cinema to Washington, D.C.
Attenberg, directed and produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari, tells the story of a young woman's encounters with death and love as she splits her time between her dying father and her endearing friend Bella. This film has received much critical acclaim in Greece and abroad and is Greece's 2011 Oscar selection. Directed and produced by Argyris Dimitropoulos, Wasted Youth chronicles the parallel stories of a father and son who do not see eye to eye. Both films will be presented in Greek with English subtitles.
The showings for Attenberg will be on Sunday November 6 at 9:20pm and Tuesday November 8 at 9:20pm. The showings for Wasted Youth will take place on Friday November 11 at 7:00pm and Sunday November 13 at 7:45pm.
For information regarding tickets and showings, please visit: http://www.afi.com/silver/new/nowplaying/EUshowcase/.
To read the Washington Post's article, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/eu-film-showcase-at-afi-silver-balance-of-power-is-temporarily-tipped/2011/11/03/gIQANLEKnM_story.html