ALPIS

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ALPIS

Alps

Yorgos Lanthimos
GR, 2011
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

ALPIS

Yorgos Lanthimos
GR, 2011
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

Cast: 
Aggeliki Papoulia
Monte Rosa
Aris Servetalis
Mont Blanc
Johnny Vekris
Ariane Labed
Stavros Psillakis
Efthimis Filippou
Eftihia Stefanidou
Screenplay: 
Yorgos Lanthimos
Efthimis Filippou
Sound: 
Leandros Ntounis
Camera: 
Christos Voudouris
Editor: 
Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Decoration: 
Anna Georgiadou
Costume: 
Thanos Papastergiou
Vasileia Rozana

Production: 
Haos Film Faliro House Productions, ERT Feelgood Entertainment, Marni Films Maharaja Films, Avion Films
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Color

b]PROPOSITIONS - Selected examples of a different cinema.[/b]

A mysterious underground outfit, going by the name of «Alps», offers bereaved individuals a very unusual service: They stand in for their dearly departed. Landing on the global movie scene like an über-talented extraterrestrial, Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) has been crafting a cinematic product all his own. This time around he engages with the idea of substitutes, though we all know no one could walk in his shoes. Picking up where his first solo feature Kinetta left off, Alps is a game of elaborate reenactments. Only this time it’s more busi ness than pleasure, since the activity is being used to alleviate pain. (Dimitri Eipides)