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    Amerika Square

    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis
    Greece/UK/Germany | 86 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    Amerika Square

    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis
    Greece/UK/Germany | 86 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • View Trailer

    Amerika Square

    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis
    Greece/UK/Germany | 86 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • View Trailer

    Amerika Square

    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis
    Greece/UK/Germany | 86 minutes | Awards Buzz

Amid the growing refugee population in his low-income neighborhood, a Greek nationalist takes extreme measures to “make Athens Greek again,” while a Syrian man must sacrifice everything to secure safe passage out of the city for himself and his daughter.

Schedule

January 7, 2018 6:30 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 9, 2018 11:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

With a story and setting drawn from the front lines of Europe’s refugee crisis, Amerika Square, is an eye-opening and enthralling drama that explores the business of borders and the causes and repercussions of nationalist resentment.

Though the bigotry-spewing Nakos (Makis Papadimitriou, Chevalier, PSIFF 2016; Suntan, PSIFF 2017) longs for the days when his neighborhood square was not crowded with immigrants and refugees, his left-leaning friend Billy still humors him. Maybe Billy feels sorry for his lifelong friend, the perpetually single, jobless, 38-year-old who still lives with his parents, or maybe the tattoo artist has nothing better to do in their low-income neighborhood of Athens. In the same neighborhood, but practically another universe, Syrian refugee Tarek will sacrifice everything to secure safe passage out of Nakos’ beloved city for himself and his daughter. And when Nakos takes his obsession with “making Athens Greek again” to an extreme, Billy must confront his own silent complicity.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Country: Greece/UK/Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 86 minutes
Language: Greek, English and Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: FIPRESCI Prize, Greek Section, Special Youth Jury Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Director: Yannis Sakaridis
Producers: Yannis Sakaridis, Nikkos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou
Principal Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Koukalani, Ksenia Dania, Alexandros Logothetis
Cinematographers: Jan Vogel
Editor: Yannis Sakaridis
Music: Minos Matsas
Screenwriter: Yannis Tsirbas, Vangelis Mourikis, Yannis Sakaridis
Website: http://www.amerikasquare.com

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