Screenplay: Alexis Kardaras, Filippos Tsitos
With Antonis Kafetzopoulos (Stavros), Anastasis Kozdine (Marenglen), Giorgos Souxes (Nikos), Kostas Koronaios (Argyris), Titika Sarigouli (Harikleia), Maria Zorba (Dina), Panagiotis Stamatakis ((Thymios)
Comedy/Drama – 1h 43min – 2009. In Greek with English subtitles.
Four ethnocentric Greek slackers spend their days smugly watching industrious immigrants hard at work in the Plato’s Academy neighborhood of Athens. When one of them discovers that he has Albanian roots, the men’s attitudes and their friendship are severely challenged. This intelligent and insightful social satire is generally considered one of the best Greek films of recent years, praised for transcending the parameters of gentle comedy to seriously examine the issue of immigration and to attempt a redefinition of what it means to be Greek.
“Plato’s Academy does offer wry wisdom and steady laughs in its acute observation about a formerly heterogeneous society’s confrontation with otherness.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Hellenic Film Academy Award: Best Actor, Antonis Kafetzopoulos
Best Feature Film: Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)
Special thanks to Konstantinos Moriatis, Pan Entertainment