Athina Rachel Tsangari


Greece, 2015

Running Time



Comedy | Drama


Greek with English subtitles

Written by Efthymis Filippou, Athina Rachel Tsangari
Produced by Maria Hatzakou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Starring: Giannis Drakopoulos, Kostas Filippoglou, Yiorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Sakis Rouvas

About the Director:
Athina Rachel Tsangari has a BA in Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, MA in Performance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas in Austin. Her feature films include The Slow Business of Going (2000), Attenberg (GFF 2011) and Venice 70: Future Unloaded (2013). Chevalier is her fourth feature.

“[Athina Rachel] Tsangari pivots away from the well-trodden territory of mean girls to cast her gaze instead on these mean boys.” BFI

Continuing to fly the flag for Greek Weird Wave in the most brilliant of ways is filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari’s feminist portrait of men without women – a gentle, critical comedy that knows how far to push.

Six average guys are on a private yacht in the Aegean Sea for who-really-knows-what reason. When a mechanical hiccup leaves them marooned at sea, they choose to wile away the time playing a game of one-upmanship called ‘Chevalier’.

Amid the penis measuring, Ikea furniture assemblage and comparison of cellular ringtones, an insightful and wry unpicking of human male pack behaviour occurs, as well as the revelation of personalities within the pack. But, as one of the participants admits, “Even if you win, it doesn’t mean you’re best in general.”

Winner of Best Film at Thessaloniki Film Festival 2015 and London Film Festival 2015, and Best Screenplay at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2016.

SYDNEY Sessions

Thursday 13 October, 9:00 pm

Palace Norton Street

Friday 21 October, 6:45 pm

Palace Norton Street


Thursday 6 October, 6:10 pm

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