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)

Director's Biography
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
color
87 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Yannis Tsirbas, Vangelis Mourikis, Yannis Sakaridis, based on the novel “Victoria doesn’t exist” by Yannis Tsirbas
Cinematography Jan Vogel
Editing Yannis Sakaridis
Sound/Sounddesign Spyros Aravositas, George Mikrogiannakis
Music Minos Matsas
With Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Kukalani, Ksenia Dania, Alexandros Logothetis, Rea Pediaditaki, Themis Bazaka, Errikos Litsis, Kostas Kourt, Nikkos J. Frangos
Producer(s) 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)
Production
Ilioupolis Films Mykonou 55 163 46 Ilioupolis, Greece ysakaridis@gmail.com
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Busan International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere