PYRAMIDS OF ATHENS
(PYRAMIDES TIS ATHINAS)

Color, Super16, 14 min 35”
 
Subject Matter:Emigration, City, Culture, Portrait, Religion
Director:Yolanda Markopoulou
Original score:Dimitris Isaris
Photography:Dimitris Kassimatis
Sound:Emanuelle Simone
Editing:Giorgos Didimiotis
Artistic direction:Aleksandra Siafkou
Script:Maria Zavakou
Cast:smael Mansy, Maria Aiginitou, Harris haralambous, Mohammed Lsaan, Aristotelis Karananos
Distribution:Greek Film Center
Filmography:2004: Maat - 2005: The Journey I Fear
Language:Greek - Subtitles English
 

Synopsis: Metaxourgeio: A multicultural neighborhood in seedy down-town Athens. A group of boys and girls steal the show when they move into the orange building on the corner between the Pyramids of Egypt coffee house, the Chinese restaurant and brothels - the same building in which Ismael, a young Egyptian immigrant sleeps illegally at night. Now Ismael feels threatened and has to leave.
But who are they?


Μεταξουργείο: μια AολυAολιτισμική γειτονιά στο κέντρο της Αθήνας. Μια ομάδα αγοριών και κοριτσιών κλέβουν την Aαράσταση όταν μετακινούνται στο Aορτοκαλί κτίριο στη γωνία μεταξύ της καφετέριας «Πυραμίδες της ΑιγύAτου», ενός κινέζικου εστιατορίου και οίκων ανοχής - στο ίδιο κτίριο όAου ο Ισμαήλ, ένας νεαρός ΑιγύAτιος μετανάστης κοιμάται Aαράνομα τη νύχτα. Τώρα ο Ισμαήλ αισθάνεται να αAειλείται και ότι AρέAει να φύγει. Αλλά Aοιοι είναι αυτοί;


YOLANDA MARKPOULOU: Born in Athens in 1981, she graduated in Film from Boston University College of Communication - Film production Department in 2003. A director in Film and the Theater since 2005, she also runs Polyplanity Productions, an independent cinema and theater production company.


Awards: Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas 2011, Winners of the festival receive Orpheus awards in three categories: dramatic, documentary, and short films, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2011.

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