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World Cinema

Unfair World

Year 2011
Runtime 107 mins
Subtitles Greek language with English subtitles
Canadian Premiere

Chosen by the Greek Film Academy as Greece's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

Continuing Greece's recent string of deadpan art house Dramedies, Filippos Tsitos's Unfair World isn't as bleak as his countryman Yorgos lanthimos's work (Alps, Dogtooth), but it's still mighty grim. On the verge of retirement, perpetually sour policeman Sotiris (Antonis Kafetzopoulos, who earned a Best Actor nod at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival) has decided to make a stand: “I don't want to be unfair anymore,” he says, “End of story.” With those words, he seemingly gives up on policing, letting the suspects he thinks are innocent—pretty much everyone—go free, and sets out to find the fairness he desires.

Tsitos was awarded Best director at San Sebastian as well, and it's easy to see why. With rich, hyper-realistic visuals to balance the dour performances, Unfair World dives into its absurdist plot with stone-faced conviction. 

 

 

Countries

Greece
Festivals
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012,
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012,
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011
Director
Filippos Tsitos
Executive Producer
Benoit Roland Gian-Piero Ringel
Producer
Alexandra Boussiou
Screenwriter
Dora Masklavanou, Filippos Tsitos
Cinematographer
Polidefkis Kirlidis
Editor
Dimitris Peponis
Music
Jose van der Schoot
Cast
Christos Stergioglou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos and Minas Hatzisavvas