Amerika Square

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    Amerika Square

    Plateia Amerikis

    Directed by

    Greece, United Kingdom, Germany

    2016

    86 min

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Greek

    Drama

    An unemployed, disgruntled Greek nationalist in Athens has his world turned upside-down when his apartment building and beloved city park become a home and resting stop for migrants in transit across Europe. There, refugees searching for a new life must navigate the seedier elements of Greek society to survive.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI AWARD (Greek Competition), Special Youth Jury Award, Actor Special Mention - Thessaloniki IFF
    • Erasmus Jury Award - Trieste FF
    • Best Editing
    • Greek submission for the Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Yannis Stankoglou
    Makis Papadimitriou
    Vassilis Kukalani
    Ksenia Dania
    Alexandros Logothetis
    Rea Pediaditaki
    Themis Bazaka
    Errikos Litsis
    Screenplay
    Yannis Tsirbas
    Vangelis Mourikis
    Yannis Sakaridis
    Cinematography
    Jan Vogel
    Editing
    Yannis Sakaridis
    Music
    Minos Matsas
    Production
    AFC GREECE
    Sales
    PATRA SPANOU FILM MARKETING & CONSULTING
    Yannis Sakaridis

    Yannis Sakaridis

    Greece

    Yannis Sakaridis was born in Skydra, a small town in the north of Greece, in 1968. At the age of 19, he moved to London to study Photography and History of Art at the London College of Printing and Film, at the University of Westminster. He became member of the legendary London Film Makers Co-Op where he started directing short films, like BUSKERS (1995), SQUADDING IN HACKNEY (1995), DOGKILLERS (1996), MAUSOLEUM (2004), some of which were experimental, like PARIS (1993), DECAY (1996).

    After eighteen years in London, he wrote and directed his short film TRUTH (2006), the first one shot in Greece, where he lives since. He co-founded Athens Filmmaker's Co-operative in 2012, an Athens-based non-profit production company, with Venia Vergou (film critic, producer). WILD DUCK (2016) is his first feature film.