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    Happy Birthday

    Directed by Christos Georgiou
    Greece/France/Cyprus/Germany | 88 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Happy Birthday

    Directed by Christos Georgiou
    Greece/France/Cyprus/Germany | 88 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Happy Birthday

    Directed by Christos Georgiou
    Greece/France/Cyprus/Germany | 88 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Happy Birthday

    Directed by Christos Georgiou
    Greece/France/Cyprus/Germany | 88 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

Giving a human face to the political turmoil currently facing Greece, Christos Georgiou’s affecting drama follows two family members whose ideological positions seemingly couldn’t be more different: a hard-nosed riot cop and his rebellious, anti-authoritarian teenage daughter.

Schedule

January 4, 2018 10:00 AM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 4:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Through the lens of one family’s struggles, writer/director Christos Georgiou perceptively examines the generational and ideological divisions facing Greece as a whole, crafting a moving film that manages to feel at once universal and deeply intimate in scope.

When Athenian riot police officer Yiorgos spots his teenager daughter Margarita protesting at a violent, anti-government demonstration, it creates a rift between the two that seems nearly impossible to bridge. Yiorgos’s concerned wife suggests that the two take a trip to the family’s country home, giving the estranged father and daughter the chance to salvage what’s left of their bond. But hardheaded Margarita is less than enthusiastic about spending time with her dad, whom she views with flat-out disdain. While Yiorgos’s initial attempts to win his daughter’s sympathy have little effect, a dramatic series of events forces the seeming polar opposites to reexamine what it is that’s been tearing them apart, and what unites them.

film details

Country: Greece/France/Cyprus/Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 88 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Language: Greek (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Christos Georgiou
Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Costas Lambropoulos, Birgit Kemner, Christos Georgiou
Principal Cast: Nefeli Kouri, Dimitris Imellos, Mirto Alikaki
Cinematographers: Yorgos Giannelis
Editor: Aliki Panagi
Music: Kostantis Papakonstantinou
Screenwriter: Christos Georgiou

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