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Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM

The Spectres are Haunting Europe - Echoes of Jihlava

JI.HLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - The largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, the festival is a celebration of creative documentary film. Ji.hlava pays tribute to courage and risk in the human spirit, highlighting documentaries with significant topics as artwork. Showcase presents a selection of 2016 winning films.

 

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SPECTRES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE (2016)

Directors: Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari

 Run Time: 99 minutes

Language: Greek, Arabic, English

Origin: Greece, France

Once you flee your turmoiled homeland, what is it like to endlessly wait for freedom?

What parts of yourself and your culture must you give up to enter a new world?

SYNOPOSIS

The Idomeni refugee camp housed people from the Middle East who were trying to cross the border into Europe. When the Greek police closed the camp, the refugees resisted and blocked a railway line used to deliver goods. Maria Kourkouta’s minimalist documentary not only observes these events but also presents carefully modeled static images that open up the space within and without the frame of view, and in the closing black-and-white sequence offers a poetic commentary. The result is a bleak portrait of a place where endless lines of refugees try to preserve the final remnants of their individual freedoms. 

“This film is a call to welcome the refugees that cross the European borders, as well as the ghosts that return with them.”

Watch the trailer, here.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

2016, Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film, Jihlava International Documentary Fllm Festival

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Maria Kourkouta (1982) is a Greek filmmaker and photographer living in France. She has been making short documentaries and experimental films since 2008, including the film collage Prelude 02 – 07 (2010, Jihlava 2011) and Epistrofi stin odo Ailolu (2013). For her feature-film debut Spectres sre haunting Europe, she collaborated with Greek author Niki Giannari.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to showtime.

Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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