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Park
Greek (with English subtitles); 100 min
"Exarchou's boldness is unusual and refreshing. She is one to watch."
Dork Shelf
IFFR
Kutxabank New Directors Award - San Sebastián IFF
Selected at the Toronto IFF

Available worldwide except in Greece, Spain, Australia, UK
IFFR
Park - Sofia Exarchou
Greece, Poland, 2017, 100 min

Starring: Dimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Valgkopoulou, Enuki Gvenatadze, Lena Kitsopoulou, Yorgos Pandeleakis, Thomas Bo Larsen

Production: Neda Film / Faliro House Productions / Madants / International Sales: Stray Dogs

Gathering in the parched concrete wasteland of Athens' crumbling Olympic village, a group of teenagers engages daily in boisterous horseplay. The eldest of them, doe-eyed Anna and timid Dimitri, begin courting and soon become a couple. Coming alive in each other's company, they explore the attractions of a seaside tourist resort with gleeful curiosity and juvenile excitement. Yet with the passing of time, their relationship goes from summery bliss to autumnal anguish, and the impact of the social body on the individual is keenly, painfully felt.

Sofia Exarchou
Sofia Exarchou

"Diversity constitutes an essential aspect of making a film. We shouldn’t be afraid of it, but learn to embrace it."

Sofia Exarchou is a Greek film director and screenwriter. Born in Athens, she studied electrical engineering at the Athens Polytechnic, film direction at the Stavrakos Film School, and theatre at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She graduated in film and audiovisual studies from ESAV in Toulouse (France). She has worked as an assistant director on feature films and commercials. She has written and directed two short films. In 2014, she participated in the Sundance Screenwriters & Directors' Lab. PARK, her first feature, premiered at Toronto IFF and was selected at San Sebastián IFF, where it won the New Directors' Award.