Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Alps (2011) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
UC Center for Film & Media Studies Mediterranean Stories Series
Lanthimos's third feature-length film, Alps tracks a group of misfits who start an underground business in grief therapy. Employees play the parts of the recently deceased so as to comfort their loved ones, with results that are by turns comic and traumatic. At the center of the story stands a young nurse (Angeliki Papoulia, Best Actress at the 2009 Sarajevo Film Festival), whose forays into method acting require deep-dives into multiple characters, with the mounting risk that she might not resurface. As identity play becomes identity crisis, what begins as a side job proves to be all-consuming. Introduced by Christopher Carter (UC Department of English).
Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies
Free with $5 suggested donation.