Greek filmmakers have embraced the New Wave style of cinema, as bizarre stories and odd characters come together in one film. This style has become more prevalent in Greek cinema recently, and is an eye-opening experience for viewers. Beginning today, an entire weekend will be dedicated to these types of films at the Miami Beach Cinematheque in Florida.
Scheduled screenings include Athina Rachel Tsangari’s “Attenberg,” which touches on the topic of the economic crisis as a young Greek woman deals with her uneasy feelings towards other people and her father’s impending death; it also won the American Film Institute’s Special Jury Prize at the AFI Fest. Also playing is Giorgos Lanthimos’ “Dogtooth,” an Oscar nominee in 2011, and his more recent production, “Alps.” The East Coast debut of Babis Makridis’ film “L” will be presented over the weekend as well.
The festival kicks off today and goes through July 2. For more information, visit: www.MBcinema.com