Athens, ten years after the Games: wilding youths, injured retired athletes, and stray dogs among ruins and decaying sports venues. Through the intersecting stories of the kids of the Olympic Village, Park tries to create the portrayal of a lost generation that has been deprived of its future. Among the abandoned sport facilities, the ruins and the new-money tourist resorts, the film crosses Greece’s glorious past with the decadence of today, depicting a society unprepared for the brutal fall.

Director's Biography
SOFIA EXARCHOU, born in Athens in 1979, has been working as an assistant director in feature films and commercials since 2004. She has written and directed two short films, Distance and award-winning Mesecina. In 2014, she participated in the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors’ Lab. Park, her first feature film, won multiple international development awards. At the San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016, the critically acclaimed feature received the New Directors Award. // Films (selection): Apostasi (Distance, 2006, short), Mesecina (2009, short), Park (2016)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2017
Sofia Exarchou
Greece / Poland 2016
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sofia Exarchou
Cinematography Monika Lenczewska
Editing Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Sofia Exarchou
Sound/Sounddesign Stefanos Efthimiou, Costas Varympopiotis, Persefoni Miliou, Valia Tsirou
Music The Boy
With Dimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Vlagkopoulou, Enuki Gvenatadze, Lena Kitsopoulou, Yorgos Pandeleakis, Thomas Bo Larsen
Producer(s) Amanda Livanou (Neda Film, GR), Christos V. Konstantakopoulos (Faliro House Productions, GR), Beata Rzezniczek, Klaudia Smieja (Madants, PL)
Neda Film Karytsi Square 5 10561 Athens Greece
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere