7th ATHENS AVANT-GARDE FILM FESTIVAL
Now part of the Cinephilia in the New Age project (Regional Operational Programme of Attica /ROP Attica, 2007-2013) included in the NSRF, the 7th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is making its most dynamic comeback yet. The only festival that’s attempting to highlight the avant-garde wherever and whenever it is trying to overturn conventions and systems in cinema world-wide. Three years after the last festival of the same name in 2009, this initiative by the Greek Film Archive, which has been underway over the course of the last years, already since its first occurrence in 2004, has successfully met the demands of the Greek audience for a contemporary home where cinephilia is cultivated in its most multidimensional form.
With tributes to distinguished filmmakers, the introduction of new sections (including a competition), parallel events (workshop, discussions, masterclasses) and art exhibitions, the 7th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival opens on Thursday, 17th October with a screening of Les Grandes Ondes (a l’Ouest) / Longwave by Swiss director Lionel Baier, a situational comedy unfolding in 1970s Portugal during the Carnation Revolution. The film had its world premiere at the last Locarno Film Festival. The original language of the film is French and it will be screened with english subtitles. With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland.