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  • Sunday, Apr 24, 2016

    8:15 PM (104 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Chevalier

awards

Best Film, 2015 London Film Festival

featuring

Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou,

A festival favorite. A slow-burn satire dubbed “a buddy movie without the buddies,” Chevalier brilliantly mines the comedy of the modern male competitive spirit. Six well-to-do Greek men on an Aegean Sea sailing vacation devise increasingly extreme competitions to determine, definitively, which of them is “the best in general.” Filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari skillfully portrays the depth of her characters, revealing their underlying egos and the unease of male friendship. “She sets the scene and lets the absurdity of the premise and the neuroses of the sparring men snowball naturally in this perfectly pitched satire.”

Laura Henneman
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Efthimis Filippou
  • Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cinematographer
  • Christos Karamanis
Language
  • Greek
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • DCP
  • 104 mins