synopsis

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

 

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PATISION AVENUE

SHORT FILM BY THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

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★★★★★
“a technical marvel!”

SIGHT&SOUND

★★★★★
Breathless!

FLIX

★★★★★
“brilliant & emotionally powerful
story!”

CINEUROPA

★★★★★
Masterpiece!

CINEPIVATES

★★★★★
in a list of TOP-5
Shorts

KINOSCOPE

★★★★★
"tense
&clever”

SIGHT&SOUND

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★★★★★
"the most memorable film OF 2019”

CORTOSFERA

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★★★★★
"unique
cinematic experience!"

BUSAN

NOTE      DIRECTOR'S      CV 

PATISION AVENUE is my attempt to understand my mother; a creature of admirable sensitivity, torn between her female nature, stereotypes about women and her true desires. What I can now see is that she tried hard winning battles but losing others. As a Filmmaker this short was my personal Everest; a demanding single-long-take-shot in central Athens.

Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Athens GreeceBerlinale Talents 2016 alumnus.PATISION AVENUE” world premiere will be in Venice Film Festival 2018 (Orizzonti) and has already participated in NisiMasaESP 2016. ”PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer” was his dissertation and has been selected by several important International Film Festivals (21st Encounters, 26th SaoPaulo, 23rdRaindance, 35thMunich, and 40 more IFF) and won the 1st prize (Golden Dionysus Award) at the 37th DramaISFF, as well as other significant distinctions (Best Sound, Photography, Nomination GFA, etc). His documentary called ”POGONISKOS” won the Best Documentary Award at the 38th DramaISFF. He is now in development stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, ”PETER AND THE WOLF”; the film project has already been selected, amongst other, at  First Films First 2017, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station and got MEDIA development funding.

 

*BASIC DIRECTOR’s FILMOGRAPHY

► PATISION AVENUE  |  Leoforos Patision (Fiction-2018-13')

► ROUTE-3  |  Trojka  (Fiction-TBA-15’)

► FOUR DIMENSIONS AND ONE LAMP (Doc-2017-30') 

► POGONISKOS (Documentary-2015-11')

► PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer (Fiction- 2014-20')

► THE SUN AND THE WIND  (Experimental 2013-10')  

► VIGNETTES OF LOVE  (ShortShorts-2012-10’)

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credits

PATISION AVENUE  |  LEOFOROS PATISION

GENRE:          Short Film – Fiction Drama

YEAR:             2018

RUNTIME:     13 min

FORMAT:       2K | 2.35:1 | 24fps | 5:1 Sound | DCP | 

SUBTITLES:   English, Italian, TBA.

COUNTRY:     Greece

PREMIERE:    VENICE Film Festival | Official Selection | 09.2018

 

specifications

AN ARGONAUTS S.A. PRODUCTION

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ERT S.A.

MARINA SYMEOU

 

DIRECTED BY

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

 

PRODUCER

IOANNA BOLOMYTI

 

WRITTEN BY

YORGOS ANGELOPOULOS 

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS 

PAVLOS SIFAKIS

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

PANOS PAPAHADZIS

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

KYVELI SHORT

 

DIRECTOR OF

PHOTOPRAPHY

YANNIS FOTOU G.S.C.

 

EDITING

PANOS AGGELOPOULOS

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

 

ART DIRECTOR &
COSTUME DESIGN

EVA GAITANIDOU

 

SOUND DESIGN

ALEJANDRO CABRERA

 

SOUND

ALEJANDRO CABRERA 

YANNIS ANTIPAS

 

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PROJECT’S HISTORY

● Script Selection & Funding from MICROFILM ERT-TV 2017

● Script Selection in GO-SHORTS CAMPUS, Nijmegen 2017

● Script Selection in NISI-MASA, European Pitch, ESP 2016

● Script Selection in ATHEMS FILM LAB 2016.

SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONS
● One-Long-Take-Shot.

● Filmed with ALEXA MINI.

● Only live sounds were used in the film.

An extract from the play "Twelfth Night" by W.Shakespeare is heard in the film.

● The film took 3 months of rehearsals and only 1 final long-take shot to complete.

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GREEK SYNOPSIS Η μαμά του Γιάννη καθώς κατευθύνεται σε μια οντισιόν, για το ρόλο της Σαιξπηρικής Βιόλας, ανακαλύπτει ότι ο γιος της έχει μείνει μόνος του στο σπίτι. Περπατώντας στη Λεωφόρο Πατησίων, μιας από τις πιο αντιφατικές περιοχές του κέντρου της Αθήνας, θα παλέψει να ισορροπήσει όλους τους ρόλους της ζωής της μέσα από το κινητό της. 

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

GIORGOS KARORIS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MANOS KARYSTINOS

 

SPECIAL THANKS

GRIGORIS SKARAKIS

GIANNIS KARANTANIS

KONSTANTINA KOUTSONASIOU

 

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INTERNATIONAL SALES  

RADIATOR IP SALES

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LOGLINE 

"A single mother’s most important roles in life will collide over the phone, during a long take shot in the centre of Athens."

DIRECTOR’S QUOTE 

"This film was my attempt to understand my mother, but it was also my personal filmmaking Everest, as it is a demanding single long take."

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festival's road

 


75th VENICE Film Festival  |  World Premiere
● 47th FNC MONTREAL Du Nouveau Cinema IFF
● 54th CHICAGO International Film Festival
● 12th HEART OF GOLD IFF Australia

● 20th HOLLYWOOD IFF  | Best World Short Award
● 06th BOSPHORUS IFF  Best International Short Fiction Film
● 59th THESSALONIKI IFF | National Premiere
● 16th TIRANA IFF
● 22nd POFF Shorts-Black Nights IFF
● 12th NDU International FF
● 30th TRIESTE IFF 2019

● 31th MINIMALEN Short Film Festival
41st CLERMONT-FERRAND International Short FF 2019 
    Best Film from Canal+  |  Special Jury Award  |  EFA Nomination

● 49th TAMPERE International SFF 

● 4th EUREGION Film Festival Cinesud | Special Jury Award 

● 15TH AKBANK Sanat ISFF

● 24th VILNIUS IFF Kino Pavasaris

● 21st MECAL Pro Barcelona ISFF

● 28th ASPEN ISFF

● 11st GO-SHORTS ISFF

● 31st DRESDEN ISFF | Opening Film

● 8th KYIV ISFF

● 41st MOSCOW IFF

● 36th BUSAN ISFF | Ecxellence Award for Best Picture

● 22nd BRUSSELS ISFF

 

-Under Constuction- 

 

*Coming Up: Encounters, Sao Paolo, Melbourne, and many more Top Film Festivals!!


 

NOMINATION European Film Awards 2019

NOMINATION Greek Film Academy 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS | COMPETITIONS 

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*FOR FESTIVAL & SCREENINGS 
please contact: 

info@argonautsproductions.gr

Ioanna Bolomyti

Argonauts Productions S.A.

ibolomyti@argonautsproductions.gr

www.argonautsproductions.gr/en

 

Ben Vandendaele

Radiator IP Sales

ben@radiatorsales.eu

www.radiatorsales.eu/film/pa

 

 

Thanasis Neofotistos

Film Director

thaneofotistos@mail.com

www.thanasisneofotistos.com

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