Agenda 18-24 October

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Text: Mary Giatra

“Monsieur Lazhar”

This week’s movie suggestion is “Monsieur Lazhar”. A very sensitive but realistic movie about an Algerian immigrant teacher in Montreal, hired by a public grade school to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. Human understanding and emotional empathy is the main focus of the film, as the viewers watch the little children trying to find a beacon of hope after witnessing a great tragedy. The film was nominated for an Oscar.


Athens Photo Festival 

The annual festival of contemporary photography in Greece, premieres this Friday, October 19th as one of the most notable cultural events in Athens. Organized by the Hellenic Centre of Photography, it is one of the world’s oldest photography festivals. The festival consists of a very full agenda featuring exhibitions, screenings, installations, masterclasses and many other parallel events. It takes place in “Technopolis” of Gazi and forms a strong core in the heart of Athens for the friends of photography.

The festival will go on until November 4th. For further information go here.


Hollywood goes to London 

This post regards those of you who are lucky enough to be in London or plan to visit any time soon. The “Victoria and Albert’s” autumn exhibition “Hollywood Costume”, explores the significant role of costume design in the world of cinema. Over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from the past 100 years have been brought together for the visitors of V&A. Unforgettable and beloved characters such as Indiana Jones, Scarlett O’Hara, Jack Sparrow, Holly Golightly and Darth Vader are going to be there from this Saturday, October 20th until January 27th. Even Dorothy’s ruby slippers left America for the first time ever to become a part of this exhibition. You are going to London, aren’t you?


“Marathon Boy” at CineDoc 

CineDoc and the British Council, in collaboration with the French Institute, presents for the first time in Greece, award-winning documentaries. “Marathon Boy”, will be shown at the French Institute on October 24th. It is the project of Gemma Atwal and tells the story of the four-year old Budhia and his coach who managed to take him from a cheap neighborhood of eastern India and turn him into one of the biggest marathon athletes in the world. It is a movie that starts like “Slumdog Millionaire” but meanwhile becomes a film noir. “Marathon Boy” has also collected awards from the most prestigious festivals in the world. Don’t miss a night full of surprises.
French institute of Athens, 31 Sina Str.