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Directed by Yorgos Zois

  • Greece, France, Croatia 2015; 109 min
  • Original version: Greek
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best First Film Director - Hellenic Film Academy
    • Best Actor (Alexandros Vardaxoglou) - Athens IFF

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A post modern theater adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater of Athens. Like every night, the audience take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the lights on stage go out. A group of young people, dressed in black and carrying guns, come up on stage. They apologize for the interruption and invite people from the audience to participate on stage. The audience is captivated by the ambivalence, still not realizing if this is part of the play or not. The play resumes with a main difference; life imitates art and not vice versa.

Director's Statement

Interruption is a film about a hostage situation without the hostages realizing it.
On 23 October 2002, fifty armed Chechens took hostages eight hundred fifty spectators in Dubrovka Theater in Moscow. During the first minutes of the takeover, the audience, captivated by the ambivalence of the moment, thinks that this is all part of the play. In these crucial moments, art and life, truth and lie, logic and absurd blend. Interruption is the expansion of these first minutes of ambiguity; a trip to the no mans land between reality and fiction.
The whole film takes place inside a theater. The word ‘’Theater’’ originally comes from “Theatron”, which means the place where we view. Interruption is a film about the Act of Viewing.






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