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To the Wolf (Christina Koutsospyrou & Aran Hughes 2012 / Greece, France / 74’)

When? 22 June, 14:00
Birkbeck Cinema, 43-46 Gordon Square


Nominated for Emerging UK Filmmaker Award

This dystopian vision of shepherds and farmers in the Greek mountains takes us as far from romance as real poverty can, while remaining extraordinarily faithful to the place of his characters in their landscape. This film finds moments of dark humour and transcendent beauty as an older couple banter and berate one another, while the adult son of an alcoholic mother drowns his own desires in the local taverna. Animals move restlessly as though knowing something humans cannot, and ominous interceptions from radio and TV broadcasts bring news of the wake of the Greek financial crisis.

Directors Q&A chaired by Charles Stewart (Anthropologist, UCL)

Preceded by the short film: Notes On Blindness: Rainfall (Peter Middleton 2012 / UK / 3')

This event is part of the Open City Docs Fest - find out more and book your place on the festival website.