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24 February 2014

Met Film Directing tutor wins prize at the Berlinale 2014!

By Cassio | Categorised in Film Festivals, News, Met Tutor News
Congratulations to Met Film School Berlin Directing tutor Athanasios Karanikolas who won the Ecumenical Prize at
the Berlinale 2014!

 

 Anthanasios
His film Sto spiti (At Home) screened during the festival, and was the Prize Winner from the Forum 2014 selection of films.
The Film
For many years, Nadja has worked as a housekeeper for an upper class Greek couple and their daughter. She’s allowed to feel like part of the family. When she’s diagnosed with a serious illness, and the man of the house runs into financial difficulties due to the economic crisis, Nadja loses her job. Yet she shows no external sign of how these two traumatic events have affected her.
The Prize
Since 1992, the international film organisations of the Protestant and Catholic Churches – INTERFILM and SIGNIS – have been represented by the Ecumenical Jury. It consists of six members and awards its main prize to a film entered in the Competition.  The prizes go to directors who have succeeded in portraying actions or human experiences that are in keeping with human or social values.
What the Jury said: 
“Stylised, yet with the real world in its sights, the film draws on elegant CinemaScope images and depictions of space to tell the story of a quiet heroine feeling the social chill in the style of a tender melodrama. No big close-ups, no big emotional outbursts, still great cinema.”
 at home
Scene from “At Home”

 

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