Worlds Apart written and directed by Christopher Papakaliatis (Greece) 2015 is both disturbing and hopeful.
The film deals with issues that impact not only Greece and other European countries but also many nations around the world. Immigration, economic justice, austerity, racism, violence, and the power of love.
Three heterosexual couples, each pair made up of a Greek and a foreigner, overcome initial cultural barriers before finding common ground. A young college student and a Syrian refugee, two business professionals, a mature housewife and a retired German scholar.
The film had theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles before it’s recent, one-night screening sponsored by the San Francisco Greek Film Festival.
More information including availability at www.worldsapartfilm.us
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Somewhere Amazing directed by Georgia Cecere (Italy) 2015 is about the gradual evolution of a woman.
Lucia is a young wife and mother who lives a conventional life in an unnamed Italian city. She’s half owner of a flower shop where she works during the day.
However, a jarring incident, during an outing in the country, disrupts her orderly routine and little by little she manages to move beyond the limits of the familiar and venture toward a more satisfying future.
The film was one of a half dozen narrative features by new directors in New Italian Cinema 20.
This year’s festival recently concluded in New York and San Francisco but will screen at International House in Philadelphia 1 – 4 December 2016.
See http://www.nicefestival.org for more information.
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