Sophie Fiennes in Athens, 7+8/02/2015

 Saturday 7/2 

 19:30   Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010), 105′

by Sophie Fiennes

Sophie Fiennes, the director of hit essay-films “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” and “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”, featuring eccentric philosopher Slavoj Žižek, delivers her most ambitious work to date: a mesmerizing documentary on German artist Anselm Kiefer and his monumental installations. Building an owe-inspiring atmosphere, the film takes us on a tour through an old silk factory transformed into a labyrinthine city full of installations, crypts and underground arcades, offering insight on the artist’s almost alchemical creative process.

Director in attendance

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Check out the trailer here

 Sunday 8/2 

 16:00-18:00   MASTERCLASS: Sophie Fiennes

Free entrance

Sophie Fiennes started her career in film in 1987, going off the beaten track right from the start. She worked with Peter Greenaway on three films (“Drowning by Numbers”, “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover”, “Prospero’s Books”) and has made three documentaries revolving around a strong masculine presence (“The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema”, “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”, “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow”). In her first official visit to Greece, she will discuss the process of merging fine art with documentary.

The Masterclass will be held at Exile Room (12 Athinas St, 3rd Floor, Monastiraki, tel. 2103223394/5,

No reservation necessary. The Masterclass will be delivered in English.

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 18:15   The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006) 150′

by Sophie Fiennes

“The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” takes the audience on a roller coaster ride through some of the most important movies of all time, guided by the charismatic Slavoj Žižek. A perfect introduction to the ideology and opinions of the celebrated Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst on fantasy, reality, desire and film genres, “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” references all-time classics like Hitchcock, Lynch, Tarkovsky and Bergman to explore the mystical language of cinema and reveal everything films have to say about themselves!

Director in attendance

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