OXI (First Cut)
OXI (First Cut) / ΟΧΙ (Πρώτη εκδοχή)
Fiction with documentary elements, Great Britain-Greece-France, 2013, HD
Direction: Ken McMullen
With Gabriella Wright,Dominique Pinon, Eleni Kallia, Alexis Georgopoulos
OXI is an international cinematic response to the current crisis that is being imposed on Greece and to the absurd perceptions of Greek culture and history that are promoted as part of a programme of destructive propaganda against the country and its people. Through serious political and philosophical commentary, epic texts and sequences from the ‘tragedies’, the film weaves a filmic tableau of power and poetic beauty. In the manner of Aristophanes, OXI attempts
to integrate moments of the absurd into this deeply disturbing political reality, highlighting the multifaceted nature and fragility of the human condition not just in Greece but in all places that are vulnerable to blind economic forces.
He began his career as a painter, turning his attention to avant-garde cinema in the 1970s. The 80s saw some of his most theoretically incisive work and was also his most productive period in terms of output. To this day he continues as an active filmmaker and video artist, with his work showcased in major galleries in Europe, the US and Asia. He works and lives in London, and holds a research professorship at Kingston University.
*Screening along with The Red Bank. €5 ticket includes both films.