Chevalier – by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Closing film), Sunday, 24.01., 20:30 (Hall 1)
Greece 2015, 99′, Greek with German subtitles
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht,
six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game.
During this game, things will be compared.
Things will be measured.
Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the voyage, when the game is over,
the man who wins will be the best man.
And he will wear upon his littlest finger the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier”.
Athina Rachel Tsaggari
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s sophomore feature Attenberg premièred in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win several directing and best film awards at festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of Haos Film, a filmmaker-run production company based in Athens. Among Haos’ producing credits are three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: “Kinetta”, “Dogtooth” as associate producer, and “Alps”. Tsangari’s medium-length film The Capsule, commissioned by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, was part of Documenta13, and premiered at the 2012 Locarno IFF. She was a co-producer on Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight where she also appeared as an actor. For the 70th anniversary of the Venice IFF she contributed the science fiction short 24 Frames Per Century. Duncharon, her sci-fi comedy in development, was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at Rotterdam’s CineMart.
The Slow Business of Going (2001)
Marina #5 (2008)
The Capsule (2012)
24 Frames Per Century (2013)