For the 56th edition, the festival is from the 6th to the 15th of november, which let us the time to discover many different movies and to enjoy these different atmospheres of the seventh art. What offer the film festival is the possibility to watch movies from not very known filmmakers : for almost the majority, they were auteur films. This allowed us to discover the cinema of very new talents. It is also the opportunity for greek people as foreigners to enjoy cinema from all over the world, with specific categories for balkans and greek movies.
Now, let's deal with our concrete experience, inside the projection rooms !
The third one we saw was the famous Mustang of Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which shows the story of five orphan girls stuck in a house, trying to live their young life freely and wildly as they want in a conservative turkish area. Contrary to what we can imagine, the atmosphere of this last one was very sweet, solar, and sensual. The director wanted to show by this way that even if these girls are in a sort of prison and are limited in their life, they are not victims and they still live as they want to : they fight and succeed to avoid every barriers that their family try to put.
An other movie was about a psychotherapy of an american indian : Jimmy P. After fighting the world war two, he began to have hallucinations, related with his past life, and strong headaches. The french filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin depicted here one of his favorites subject : the pain of the soul. We could find in this movie a specific aesthetic to make us understand the difference between the dreams, the past, and the reality, through the use of different lights, colors, and the use of particular and large landscapes for the dreams and past life parts.