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BBB in the neighborhood vol II – Living in… “city-mmetry”

On Saturday 5 of November BBB transformed Varvakeio Sq in Athens into an open air cinema in cooperation with SynAthina, Municipality of Athens.

One year after the 6th BBB Short Film Festival, BBB organizes an open air screening in central Athens inspired by its last year’s topic: Living in “city-mmetry” inviting all “neighbors” and friends in Athens to join the screening. The films are a BBB selection from last year’s festival. The event was an introductory activity before the 7th BBB Short Film Festival which will take place in Sofia 15 – 18 December.

The audience had the opportunity to watch awarded Balkan short films and come in contact with Balkan reality. People felt enthusiastic about the films and showed great interest. Through this event BBB filled a central Athenian neighborhood, such as Varvakeio sq with inspiration, Balkan diversity and  urban spirit.

The films:

Golden Shot
Director:  Gokalp Gonen
Production country:  Turkey
Production year: 2015
Genre:  Animation Duration: 8min
Synopsis: Rusty machines living in their small houses, imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky someday. A small light, keeps them alive and dreaming. But one of the machines wants to see the sun itself and he has a plan for that.
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Thafma
Director: Stelios Moraitidis
Production country: Greece
Production year: 2014
Genre: experimental fiction Duration: 21min
Synopsis: The urban space as a place to live. The urban space as a place to observe.The city of Athens as a protagonist, a man walking alone through a city with no life,with no time. An objective observation of the city through an odd promenade.

Get lost please
Director: Ana Sabolić
Production country: Croatia
Production year: 2015
Genre: Experimental Duration: 5min
Synopsis: Psychogeography, as a critique of urbanism, first was mentioned in the sixties, and it is characterized by a number of laws and specific effects of the geographical environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals. The city with his character creates urban environments subject to interventions
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Enemies
Director: Hristo Simeonov
Production country: Bulgaria
Production year: 2015
Genre: Comedy / Drama Duration: 21min
Synopsis: Irina’s neighbor accidentally kills her dog. Now she has to find someone to help her burry it, and her new mortal enemy is the only one available.
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Seven Steps
Director: Giannis Karydas
Production country: Greece
Production year: 2015
Genre: Drama   Duration: 9min
Synopsis:A man is waiting under the bridge. Another one is leaving. The places are watching.
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Washingtonia
Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
Production country: Greece
Production year: 2014
Genre: fiction –hybrid Duration: 24min
Synopsis: Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat.
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