synopsis

Yanni’s 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!”
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“Breathless!”
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“brilliant & emotionally powerful
story!”
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“Masterpiece!”
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in a list of TOP-5
Shorts
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"tense
&clever”
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"the most memorable film OF 2019”
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"unique
cinematic experience!"
"3 AWARDS AT 44 CLERMONT FERRAND IFF!"

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 Selection | 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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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

  NOTE      DIRECTOR'S      CV 

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.

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus. His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already selected in more than 60 top-tier film festivals. ROUTE-3 (13’-2019) just premiered in official competition of 44th TIFF (Toronto). 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')  

► VIGNETTES OF LOVE  (ShortShorts-2012-10’)

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festival's avenue

75th VENICE Film Festival  |  World Premiere
● 47th FNC MONTREAL Du Nouveau Cinema IFF
● 54th CHICAGO International Film Festival
● 12th HEART OF GOLD IFF Australia

● 20th HOLLYWOOD IFF  | Best World Short Award

● 06th BOSPHORUS IFF  | Best International Short Fiction Film
● 59th THESSALONIKI IFF | National Premiere
● 16th TIRANA IFF
● 22nd POFF Shorts-Black Nights IFF
● 12th NDU International FF
● 30th TRIESTE IFF 2019

● 31th MINIMALEN Short Film Festival

● 41st CLERMONT-FERRAND International Short FF 2019 

    Best Film from Canal+  |  Special Jury Award  |  EFA Nom.

● 49th TAMPERE International SFF 

● 4th EUREGION Film Festival Cinesud | Special Jury Award

● 15TH AKBANK Sanat ISFF

● 24th VILNIUS IFF Kino Pavasaris

● 21st MECAL Pro Barcelona ISFF

● 28th ASPEN ISFF

● 11st GO-SHORTS ISFF

● 31st DRESDEN ISFF | Opening Film

● 8th KYIV ISFF

● 41st MOSCOW IFF

● 36th BUSAN ISFF | Ecxellence Award for Best Picture

● 22nd BRUSSELS ISFF

-Under Constuction- 

*Coming Up:

Encounters, Sao Paolo, Melbourne,

and many more Top Film Festivals!!

NOMINATION European Film Awards 2019

NOMINATION Greek Film Academy 2019

official selections 

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    *FOR FESTIVAL & SCREENINGS 
    please contact: 

    Ioanna Bolomyti

    Argonauts Productions S.A.

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