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Tattoo artist Billy and unemployed Nakos are best friends from Athens. Old bachelor Nakos is a racist, obsessed with the victim mentality, and he rages at Greece's increasing immigrant numbers. Billy, however, is in favor of foreigners coming. They meet in Amerika Square in Athens because of Syrian refugee Tarek. Mixing a kinetic visual style with ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling, Amerika Square is an unflinching look at the mass migration economy – where "borders are business."

Country:
Greece, UK, Germany, 2016
Group:
Competition
Duration:
86’
Director:
Yannis Sakaridis
Screenplay:
Yannis Tsirbas, Vangelis Mourikis, Yannis Sakaridis
Cast:
Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Koukalani, Alexandros Logothetis, Rea Pediaditaki, Themis Bazaka, Errikos Litsis
Festivals:
2016 Čikago, Solun / Chicago International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival 2017 Istanbul / Istanbul International Film
Filmography:
2016 Plateia Amerikis / Amerika Square / Trg Amerika
2013 Wild Duck / Divlja patka 
Cinematography:
Jan Vogel
Editing:
Yannis Sakaridis
Music:
Minos Matsas
Producer:
Yannis Sakaridis, Nikkos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou
Production:
ERT, Marblemen, Athens Filmmakers’ Coop in association with True Motion Pictures, Greek Film Center 
Print Source:
 
Festivals:
2016 Čikago, Solun / Chicago International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival
2017 Istanbul / Istanbul International Film Festival 
Awards:
2016 Thessaloniki Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize and Special Youth Jury Award
2017 Beijing International Film Festival - Audience Award;

Showing

26Feb

Time: 19:30
Price: 350 RSD
Dvorana Kulturnog centra

27Feb

Time: 19:30
Price: 350 RSD
Jugoslovenska kinoteka, Svečana sala

28Feb

Time: 12:30
Price: 340 RSD
Dom omladine

Yannis Sakaridis is an award winning film editor who spent almost two decades in London working for companies like Warner Bros and BBC. He decided to come home to Athens where he wrote and directed his first feature film Wild Duck which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

Sakaridis' Amerika Square won many international awards and selected as Greece's official Academy Award entry. He is based in Athens where he co-produces shorts, documentaries and features. 

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