Monday, November 30, 2009


This post is about a new indiependent greek film i saw yesterday,called "dogtooth"or in greek "kynodontas",by Yorgos Lanthimos.Here is the story of the film.

Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina enlists the elder daughter for some girl-on-girl action, carelessly disturbing the domestic balance. Soon enough, sex has spread throughout the household like fire. Next stop: rebellion.
(taken from imdb. )

The film won 7 awards above which the most important are the un certain regard award in Cannes film festival and the Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation in Sitges,Catalonian International Film Festival.

Obviously.the film was really good.The director and writer had done a deep research about the model of the person they were presenting:the psychotic person.It's the father.He is afraid of the outside world and makes his children be afraid as well.Their biggest enemy is the cat which is "the most dangerous creature in the world".

Some people have characterized the film as scince fiction.According to the director "dogtooth" is a horror film.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Eagle vs Shark

I saw this film,called "eagle vs shark" starring Jemaine Clement(you know,Jemaine from "flight of the conchords"!).It was nice,a little bit weird and it reminded me of a more sophisticated version of "Napoleon Dynamite".

The film had really great soundtrack which included well known arists like stone roses,M.Ward but also some bands from New Zealand, where the movie was filmed and produced.
I really loved the phoenix foundation.Their song hitchcock is beautiful.
The Reduction Agents are also great.Too bad these bands are not well known out of their country.

Hitchcock - the Phoenix Foundation

The Reduction Agents - The Pool

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

I had seen it a long time ago and i saw it again yesterday.What a great film!So sarcastic.And the structure reminds me of dreams.There's absolutely nothing to relate one situation to another.Definitely one of my favourite films of Luis Bunuel.

In addition i love the clothes.Bourgeois were many bad things but really,they knew how to dress!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

in the dome.

breakfast at reichstag's

We wanted to visit the reichstag building but the queue was so long!See for yourself!

So instead of that we booked in the reichstag's restaurant for breakfast so that we wouldn't have to wait.What's more we had our breakfast next to members of the german parliament.The restaurant is located in the large glass dome at the very top of the building.An iconic dome designed by Norman Foster.
Breakfast was great by the way!

here you can see the bavarian breakfast.And yes,it included beer...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

my dad with his icon.SACHAROW.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

the wall

it was so thin!i used to think it was a huge castle-like wall.