Λεωφόρος Πατησίων

Greece 2019

Synopsis

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

Directors Statement

PATISION AVENUE is my attempt to understand my mother; a creature of admirable sensitivity, torn between her female nature, stereotypes about women and her true desires. What I can now see is that she tried hard winning battles but losing others. As a Filmmaker this short was my personal Everest; a demanding single-long-take-shot in central Athens.

Director's Biography

Thanasis Neofotistos is a film director, writer and architect from Athens, Greece and a Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing and Acting (AKMI). One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. ”PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer”, was his dissertation and has already been selected by several important International Film Festivals (21st Encounters, 26th SaoPaulo, 23rdRaindance, 35thMunich, and 60 more IFF) and won the 1st prize (Golden Dionysus Award) at the 37th Drama ISFF, as well as other significant distinctions (Best Sound, Photography, Golden Odysseus, Nomination GFA, etc). His documentary called ”POGONISKOS” won the Best Documentary Award at the 38th Drama ISFF. His short film project, ”PATISION AVENUE”, has already participated in NisiMasa ESP 2016. Over the last years, he works on matters concerning Greek Art Public Schools. He is member of the Greek Director Guild (EES) & Film Directors/Producers Guild of Greece (ESPEK). He has already been 1st A.D in two feature films, and now he is in the development stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, ”PETER AND THE WOLF”; the film project has already been selected, amongst other, at First Films First 2017, MFI 2016 and Sarajevo Script Station .
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Thanasis Neofotistos

Written by : Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis

Produced by : Ioanna Bolomyti

Director of Photography : Yannis Fotou

Editor : Panos Aggelopoulos

Production Design : Thanasis Neofotistos

Costume Design : Eva Gaitanidou

Sound Design : Alejandro Cabrera

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2019