SEPTEMBER
Drama,Feature
French subtitles

 
Director:Penny Panayotopoulou
Screenwriters:Penny Panayotopoulou, Kallia Papadaki
Cast:Kora Karvouni, Youlika Skafida, Maria Skoula, Nikos Diamantis, Christos Sterioglou
Producers:Penny Panayotopoulou, Thanassis Karathanos
Director of photography :Giorgos Michelis
Production designer:Lili Kendeka
Music:Giorgos Zachariou
Editor:Petar Markovic
Production co:Penny Panayotopoulou Productions, Twenty Visions
 

‘September’ tells the story of Anna, a thirty year old woman who lives alone with her dog. Idiosyncratic and self-sufficient, she’s quite content with her life until her dog dies and she loses direction. She suddenly finds herself looking around her, inside her and across the street to a neighboring family who lives a completely different life to her own. She knocks on the woman’s door and asks if she could bury her dog in their garden. It’s the only patch of land in their concrete neighborhood. The two women get acquainted, and silently, almost conspiratorially, identify with each other. They are both alone. And each one yearns for the other’s life.

Η Άννα,ζει με τον σκύλο της τον Μανού σε ένα μικρό διαμέρισμα. Πιστεύει ότι θα ζήσουν μαζί για πάντα. Όταν όμως ο Μανού πεθαίνει, η Άννα ζητά να τον θάψει στον κήπο του σπιτιού της απέναντι οικογένειας. Το πρόσχαρο σπίτι γίνεται το καταφύγιό της. Ερωτεύεται την άλλη γυναίκα, τα παιδιά, και την ζωή που ζούνε. Η οικογένεια όμως δεν έχει ανάγκη την αγάπη της Άννας. Η Άννα, που ξέρει καλά τι σημαίνει να είσαι πιστός, δεν το βάζει κάτω. Όπως, ο Σεπτέμβρης είναι ο μήνας που χωρίζει το καλοκαίρι από τον χειμώνα, έτσι και ο «Σεπτέμβρης» της Άννας, είναι μια ιστορία για τα ψυχικά σύνορα, το πως δοκιμάζονται οι αντοχές της αγάπης, της πίστης, αλλά και της διαφορετικότητας. Ο Σεπτέμβρης είναι το σύνορο, μια αχνή παρένθεση ανάμεσα στο καλοκαίρι και τον χειμώνα.

Awards 2014, Nominated Hellenic Film Academy Award, Best Film, Best director.

Participation: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (competition), 38th Toronto International Film Festival

Penny Panayotopoulou born in Athens, she studied law at the University of Athens and film directing at the Stavrakos Film School. From 1982 to 1985 she lived in London where she studied photography and film directing at the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). Since 1986 she has been working free lance for Hellenic Television producing and directing series with a social and psychoanalytical content as well as directing cultural programs

Filmography 1984 AND IF YOU HEAR FROM MY LOUISE,
1988 ELDORADO,
2002 HARD GOODBYES: MY FATHER,
2013 September

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