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World Cinema

The Eternal Return of the Antonis Paraskevas

(I aionia epistrofi tou Antoni Paraskeva)

Year 2013
Runtime 88 mins
Language Greek
Subtitles Yes

When a television host fakes his own disappearance to boost ratings, the results are comic, sometimes tragic and completely unexpected.

Elina Psykou makes her directorial debut with this funny and surrealism-laced film where Antonis Paraskevas (Christos Stergioglou), a beloved national television host, goes missing. Gone. In an act designed to boost his own ratings, he fakes his own disappearance.

The move backfires when the Greek financial crisis (following the adoption of the Euro in 2001) eclipses Paraskevas’ own headline.Ironically, he finds himself watching the greatest news story of his time unfold from an isolation of his own engineering.

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Awards
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2013 • Won, Best Actor Christos StergioglouHellenic Film Academy Awards 2014 • Won, Hellenic FIlm Academy Award Best First Film Director Elina Psikou
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival 2013, Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013, Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Director
Elina Psykou
Producer
Giorgos Karnavas, Elina Psykou
Screenwriter
Elina Psykou
Cinematographer
Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Editor
Nikos Vavouris
Cast
Christos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani,Yorgos Souxes