Na kathesai kai na koitas / Standing Aside, Watching (2013) DVD5
Since 2010, wages in Greece have dropped by an average of 50 percent, and almost a third of all adults and two-thirds of young people are unemployed. Forty percent of workers have been cut out of the health care system. US and European banks and governments are systematically dismantling Greek society, reversing the social position of the population. They are the authors of an unfolding Greek tragedy.
The film’s protagonist is thirty-something Antigone (Marina Symeou). After a failed career as an actress, she returns to her native seaside town. Its natural beauty is scarred by traces of decline: deserted beaches, shuttered factories and shops and vacant parking lots — modern Greek ruins. The town’s inhabitants are bitter, frustrated, and the rancid social relations are fertile ground for conflict and disaster.
As Antigone arrives, an old man at the empty train station predicts a coming storm...

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:30:36 | 4.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English, Greek
Genre: Drama

Director: Giorgos Servetas
Cast: Marina Symeou, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Nikos Georgakis
Country: Greece

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