LINES 18+

Credits

Director

Vassilis Mazomenos

Producer

Vassilis Mazomenos, Lampros Georgopoulos, Nancy Kokolaki

Writer

Vassilis Mazomenos

Country

Greece, 2016

Running Time

88mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Starring

Themis Panou, Anna Kalaitzidou, Tassos Nousias, Kostas Berikopoulos, Thodoros Katsafados, Thanassis Chalkias, Thekla Gaiti, Vassilis Georgosopoulos, Leonidas Kakouris

A modern day Greek tragedy in seven vignettes on the current economic, social and political crisis.”  Hollywood Reporter

A homeless man, a farmer, a politician, a husband caring for his sick wife, a career woman, a factory owner and the President of Greece himself – seven people with seven very different stories take centre stage in Vassilis Mazomenos’ look at how the Greek economic crisis affected – and continues to affect – those on the frontline.

As the crisis hits, people from all walks of life find their worlds irrevocably changed. A final desperate act connects them all – a phone call to a psychological support centre called Lifeline. As they fall apart, it’s their only hope.

Based on a nightmarish reality, Lines is an apocalyptic drama set in the darkness of a very contemporary climate, where being seen as more than just a number means fighting hopelessly against a broken system.

Winner of the Odysseus Award for Feature Fiction Film at the London Greek Film Festival 2017.


Η Ελλάδα σήμερα. Μια κοινωνία σε κατάρρευση. Επτά διαφορετικοί άνθρωποι που φτάνουν στα όριά τους, καταρρέουν μαζί της. Όλους τούς ενώνει η ίδια πράξη, ένα τηλεφώνημα δηλαδή σε ένα κέντρο ψυχολογικής υποστήριξης, στη «γραμμή ζωής». Εκεί ψάχνουν το όριο της ζωής και του θανάτου, το όριο της επικοινωνίας, το όριο της ελπίδας.

SYDNEY Sessions

Monday 16 October, 8:15 pm

Palace Norton Street

MELBOURNE Sessions

Monday 16 October, 9:15 pm

Palace Cinema Como