ALPS 18+

`Αλπεις

Credits

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Country

Greece 2011

Running Time

93mins

Category

Drama | Comedy

Language

Greek | English with English subtitles

"Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define." Time Out New York

Following on from a tsunami of international awards and excitement after Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos conceived the equally unnerving Alps – a disconcertingly humorous look at rules and rituals, and the struggle to decipher life’s meaning.

Under company auspices known as Alps, a paramedic who calls himself Mont Blanc creates a ‘service for hire’ where the employees – a nurse, a gymnast and her coach – stand in for dead people by appointment, as hired by the relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased. Although the paramedic as leader demands a strict discipline regime from his employees, the nurse thinks otherwise.

Winner of the Best Film Award at the Sydney Film Festival, as well as the Best Screenplay Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Written by Efthymis Filippou & Yorgos Lanthimos
Produced by Yorgos Lanthimos & Athina Rachel Tsangari
Starring: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia

More on Yorgos Lanthimos here.

Greek Synopsis:
Τα μέλη μιας ομάδας με το όνομα «Άλπεις» προσλαμβάνονται από συγγενείς και φίλους νεκρών για να αντικαταστήσουν αυτούς που χάθηκαν. Μια κοπέλα όμως αποφασίζει να παραβιάσει τους αυστηρούς κανόνες τους οποίους έχει θεσπίσει ο αρχηγός της επιχείρησης.

MELBOURNE Sessions

Thursday 3 November, 7:00 pm

The Astor Theatre
Part of a double-bill with THE LOBSTER