Yannis' 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.
“a technical marvel!”
PATISION AVENUE | LEOFOROS PATISION
GENRE: Short Film – Fiction Drama
RUNTIME: 13 min
FORMAT: 2K | 2.35:1 | 24fps | 5:1 Sound | DCP |
SUBTITLES: English, Italian, France, TBA.
PREMIERE: VENICE Film Festival | Official Competition | 09.2018
AN ARGONAUTS S.A. PRODUCTION
IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ERT S.A.
● 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
● 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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RADIATOR IP SALES
"A single mother’s most important roles in life will collide over the phone,
during a long take shot in the centre of Athens."
"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."
YANNIS FOTOU G.S.C.
ART DIRECTOR & COSTUMES
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THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect. Member of European Film Academy, Berlinale Talents alumnus & Head Programmer of Student Int’l Competition of DramaISFF. His short films have premiered in 75th Venice IFF, in 44th TIFF Toronto & won in 42nd Clermont-Ferrand, amongst others.
► AIRHOSTESS-737 (Fiction-2022-15’)
► ROUTE-3 (Fiction-2019-13’)
► SPARKLING CANDLES (Fiction-2019-13’)
► PATISION AVENUE | Leoforos Patision (Fiction-2018-13')
► 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')
"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."
● 75th VENICE Film Festival
● 41st CLERMONT-FERRAND International Short FF 2019
Best Film Canal+ | Special Jury Award | EFA Nom.
● 36th BUSAN ISFF
Ecxellence Award for Best Picture
● 30th SAO PAOLO ISFF
● 54th CHICAGO International Film Festival
● 68th MELBOURNE International Film Festival
● 47th FNC MONTREAL Du Nouveau Cinema IFF
● 25th ENCOUNTERS International Short Film Festival
● 49th TAMPERE International SFF
● 22nd BRUSSELS ISFF
● 28th ASPEN ISFF
● 22nd POFF Shorts-Black Nights IFF
● 31th MINIMALEN Short Film Festival
● 31st DRESDEN ISFF | Opening Film
● 31st AGUILAR IFF | Best Director
● 12th HEART OF GOLD IFF Australia | Best Script
● 20th HOLLYWOOD IFF | Best World Short Award
● 6th BOSPHORUS IFF | Best International Short Film
● 14th EUREGION IFF Cinesud | Special Jury Award
● 5th BLUE DANUBE IFF | Best Cinematography
● 10th SHORTS Not Pants IFF | Best Narrative
● 10th ATHENS Marathon & Digi | Best Short Film
● 59th THESSALONIKI IFF | National Premiere
● 16th TIRANA IFF
● 45th FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
● 14th SHOW ME Shorts Film Festival
● 30th TRIESTE IFF
● 18th CONCORTO ISFF
● 16th SEDICICORTO IFF
● 12th NDU International FF
● 15th AKBANK Sanat ISFF
● 24th VILNIUS IFF Kino Pavasaris
● 21st MECAL Pro Barcelona ISFF
● 11st GO-SHORTS ISFF
● 41st MOSCOW IFF
● 33th LEEDS IFF
● 30th LIFFE IFF
● 44th CLEVELAND International Film Festival
● 28th HEARTLAND ISFF
& 60 more!
● NOMINATION European Film Awards 2019
● NOMINATION Greek Film Academy 2019
● VIMEO STAFF PICKS 2020
● SHORT OF THE WEEK 2020
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