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PLATEIA AMERIKIS / Amerika Square

PLATEIA AMERIKIS / Amerika Square

Athens, 2016. A fast paced triptych revealing the opposing forces of today’s humanitarian challenges: Nakos, a banal racist, gets tired of the refugees in his neighborhood. Tarek, a Syrian ex-military doctor, is meanwhile looking for a deal to smuggle out of Greece with his daughter. Billy, a tattoo artist, falls in love with Tereza, an African singer. The three stories merge when Nako’s malicious acts stop Tereza and Tarek’s smuggler Hassan. […] Amerika Square will long be remembered for its chilling portrait of an angry, disenfranchised racist who turns to poisoning immigrants to make them “go back where they came from”. (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

YANNIS SAKARIDIS, born in 1968, is a Greek filmmaker. He studied photography and history of art at the University of Westminster. He became member of the legendary London Film-Makers’ Co-op and started directing short films. After eighteen years in London, he moved back to Greece and co-founded the Athens Filmmakers’ Coop in 2012. // Films (selection): Paris (1993, short), Buskers (1995, short), Squadding in Hackney (1995, short), Dogkillers (1996, short), Decay (1996, short), Mausoleum (2004, short), Wild Duck (2014), Plateia Amerikis (Amerika Square, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

YANNIS SAKARIDIS

Greece / Great Britain / Germany 2016
DCP / color
87 minutes
OmdU / OV with german subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jan Vogel
Editing
Yannis Sakaridis
Sound
Spyros Aravositas, George Mikrogiannakis
Music
Minos Matsas
Cast
Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Kukalani, Ksenia Dania, Alexandros Logothetis, Rea Pediaditaki, Themis Bazaka, Errikos Litsis, Kostas Kourt, Nikkos J. Frangos
Producers
Yannis Sakaridis (Ilioupolis Films, GR), Nikkos J. Frangos (GR), George T. Lemos (Marblemen Productions, GB), Venia Vergou (Athens Filmmakers’ Coop, GR), ERT (GR), Pola Bousiou (GR), Arctos Films (GR), Scripta Manent Tattoo Studio (GR), Antonios Vallindras (GR), Dimitris Sakaridis (GR), True Motion Pictures (DE)

Trailer

Production

Ilioupolis Films
Mykonou 55
163 46 Ilioupolis, Greece
ysakaridis@gmail.com
World Sales

Patra Spanou – Film Marketing & Consulting
Yorckstraße 22
40476 Düsseldorf, Germany
patra.spanou@yahoo.com
www.patraspanou.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Busan International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere