ChevalierChevalier

by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Chevalier

Synopsis

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear upon his little finger the victorious signet ring: the "Chevalier."

Director

Athina Rachel Tsangari's sophomore feature Attenberg premièred in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win several directing and best film awards at festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of Haos Film, a filmmaker-run production company based in Athens. Among Haos' producing credits are three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: "Kinetta", "Dogtooth" as associate producer, and "Alps". Tsangari's medium-length film The Capsule, commissioned by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, was part of Documenta13, and premiered at the 2012 Locarno IFF. She was a co-producer on Richard Linklater's Before Midnight where she also appeared as an actor. For the 70th anniversary of the Venice IFF she contributed the science fiction short 24 Frames Per Century. Duncharon, her sci-fi comedy in development, was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at Rotterdam's CineMart.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2015 CHEVALIER
2013 24 FRAMES PER CENTURY
2012 THE CAPSULE
2010 ATTENBERG
2009 REFLECTIONS
2008 MARINA #5
2001 THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING
1994 FIT

 

Cast

Doctor - Yorgos Kentros
Yorgos - Panos Koronis
Josef Nikolaou - Vangelis Mourikis
Dimitris - Makis Papadimitriou
Yannis - Yorgos Pirpassopoulos
Christos - Sakis Rouvas

Crew

Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Written by Efthimis Filippou & Athina Rachel Tsangari
Director of photography Christos Karamanis, GSC
Makeup artist Evi Zafiropoulou
Hair stylist Daniel Babek
Sound Leandros Ntounis
Editors Matt Johnson, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Costume designer Vassilia Rozana
Production designer Anna Georgiadou
Producers Maria Hatzakou, Athina Rachel Tsangari

 

 

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color
Length: 99 min.
Original language: Greek

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