Present Days

Greek Weird Wave

Following the previous editions dedicated to Berlin School, Mumblecore and New French Extremity, we would like to introduce another movement of contemporary art house cinema. It is closely related to the political, social and economic situation in modern Greece. The Greek financial crisis, loss of identity and the overall chaos in the country inspired a group of directors to work with the relativization of the traditional values (family and relationships), violence, dark humour and absurdity. These films have been defined (in professional literature and at film festivals) as Greek Weird Wave. The section will introduce films by Jorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) or Panos Koutras (Strella).