September (2013), Dir. Penny Panayotopoulou

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This month’s screening will take place on Thursday 29th September at 7.00 pm, at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

September (2013) 99′

Dir. Penny Panayotopoulou

Anna lives with her dog Manu. She thinks they will live together forever. When he dies, she buries him in the garden of the family across the street. But unlike Manu, the happy, bustling family does not need her love and affection. September is that ambivalent mood, between endings and beginnings, a struggle to find meaning and happiness out of life’s ordinariness.

In this film, the second feature by Panayotopoulou, viewers are immersed into a gloomy aspect of modern life in Greece during and after the crisis: solitude.  Furthermore, Panayotopoulou also reveals the importance of pets in some lives, delivering more than company and even filling the role of family members.

Gently intriguing and driven by the mesmerizing performances from lead actresses Kora Karvouni and Maria Skoula, September received plenty of accolades, including the Best Actress, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress awards at the 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

 

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