synopsis

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.

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PATISION AVENUE
A SHORT FILM BY THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS
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★★★★★
“a technical marvel!”
★★★★★
“Breathless!”
★★★★★
“brilliant & emotionally powerful
story!”
★★★★★
in a list of 
TOP-5 Shorts
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"tense
&clever”
★★★★★
"the most memorable film OF 2019”
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EFA Nomiantion
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★★★★★
"unique
cinematic experience!"
3 AWARDS AT 44 CLERMONT FERRAND IFF!
“Masterpiece!”
★★★★★
"A masterclass in one-shot filmmaking" 
★★★★★

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, France, TBA.

COUNTRY:   Greece

PREMIERE:  VENICE Film Festival | Official Competition | 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

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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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#Venezia75 #venicefilmfestival
#filmfestivallife #filmfestival #shortfilm #motherhood #phonecalls #onetake #singlelongshot #Athens #Greece #direction #neofotistos #thaneofotistos

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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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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 & COSTUMES

EVA GAITANIDOU

 

SOUND DESIGN

ALEJANDRO CABRERA

 

SOUND

ALEJANDRO CABRERA 

YANNIS ANTIPAS

PRODUCTION MANAGER

GIORGOS KARORIS

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MANOS KARYSTINOS

 

SPECIAL THANKS

GRIGORIS SKARAKIS

GIANNIS KARANTANIS

KONSTANTINA KOUTSONASIOU

SALES 

● Amazon Prime, World

● Kiss-Kiss, World

● Kinoscope, Europe
● Canal+, France
● ERT, Greece

● Vimeo Staff Picks, World

NOTE    DIRECTOR'S   CV

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus and Head Programmer of Student Int. Competition at Drama ISFF. His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at 41st Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already been selected in more than 90 top-tier film festivals. ROUTE-3 (13’-2019) world premiered in official competition of 44th TIFF (Toronto) and had its European premiere at competition of 42nd Clermont-Ferrand 2020.  GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20’-2014) was his successful thesis (Golden Dionysus), and SPARKLING CANDLES (9’-2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film, premiered in 43rd Frameline. He is now in the financing stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, PETER AND THE WOLF; the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst other, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.

*DIRECTOR’s FILMOGRAPHY

► 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')  

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"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."

festival's avenue

75th VENICE Film Festival 
    World Premiere

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

    Best Film

● 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

official selections 

#festivallife

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    contacts

    *FOR FESTIVAL & SCREENINGS 
    please contact: 

    Ioanna Bolomyti

    Argonauts Productions S.A.

    Ben Vandendaele

    Radiator IP Sales

    Thanasis Neofotistos

    Film Director