Greece, 2011, 99mins (Drama)
Dir. Giorgos Georgopoulos
Greek/English language with English subtitles
Exclusion, violence, psychological cannibalism and consecutive power failures highlight a society "forgotten in the dark"...
A ticket inspector (Vangelis Mourikis) is looking for ways to rid himself of massive debts in order to keep his family together. A couple (Tasos Nousias and Kora Karvouni) are on the brink of separation. Two teenage boys (Omiros Poulakis and Promitheas Aliferopoulos, both from Burning Heads) wander aimlessly around the city in-between futile job interviews carrying an old revolver as a companion.
All three stories unfold within the timeframe of a single day in compelling black-and-white. As the narratives intersect, they also change direction. Victims become villains and each person comes face-to-face with the consequences of their actions.
Tungsten made a clean sweep of the awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing - at last year's Cyprus International Film Festival.
Δυο έφηβοι, ένας ελεγκτής τρόλεϊ, ένα ζευγάρι, μετανάστες, στριμωγμένοι στον τοίχο ενός αδιέξοδου χωματόδρομου στη καρδιά της Αθήνας. Mια ασπρόμαυρη, σπονδυλωτή ταινία με λιτή αφήγηση και σκληρό λόγο.
About the Director:
Born in Athens in 1975, Giorgos Georgopoulos studied directing at the School of Cinematography and Television Lykourgou Stavrakou. Following a study sabbatical in Rome, he returned to Greece working as a TV commercials and documentary filmmaker. Tungsten is his first feature film.
Written by Giorgos Georgopoulos
Produced by Giorgos Georgopoulos
Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Tasos Nousias, Kora Kavrouni, Promitheas Aliferopoulos and Omiros Poulakis
More information: http://www.tungsten.gr