Alps

Once again a film made by a pair of filmmakers - Yorgos Lanthiomos and Athina Rachel Tsangari.

 

While Lanthiomos directed the film, Tsangari had the job ofthe producer. They worked together on the films Dogtooth and Attenberg, which descriptions you can find on our website.

The Film premiered in a competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Osella for Best Screenplay. It also won the Official Competition Prize for New Directions in Cinema at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012. Once again the film made by this couple is strange, dark, very disturbing and full of absurdity.

A group of people open a business in which they act as "doubles" of dead people. They are playing behaviors and gestures of deceased in order to help their families to cope with the grieving process. They could be your dead wife or father, your teenaged daughter killed in a car wreck or even your best friend. They could live in your home, under your roof and replay every moment with the beloved person whenever you want to. The company is called “Alps”. Its head (Aris Servetalis), an ambulance attendant who called himself Mont Blanc, has chosen this name, because the word has no obvious connection to the work of his company, and also contains a symbolic meaning – When the end is here, the Alps are near. The other three members of Alps are the nurse Thus, also known as Monte Rosa (Aggeliki Papoulia), a young gymnast (Ariane Labed) and her coach (Johnny Vekris). This foursome is involved in very bizarre relationships with each other. The real problems start to evolve when the nurse, Monte Rosa, takes her work too seriously.

With 2009's acclaimed DOGTOOTH, Lanthimos earned a reputation as the laughing mortician of contemporary Greek culture. This splendidly icy, opaque picture goes further still, showing a world nudged off its axis and an emotional topography where the signposts are backwards and the satanv scrambled. 
~ Xan Brooks, The Guardian

ALPS, Yorgos Lanthimos’ caustic fourth feature, is as bizarre and elliptical as DOGTOOTH and KINETTA, and like its offbeat predecessors has an inexplicable power to draw the viewer into its hermetic web of inhuman relationships. ~ Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

 

Movie trailer is available below:

We have 38 guests and no members online