Monday, 6 October 2014


The Athens Film Festival wrapped last week by handing its top award, the Golden Athena, to Yann Demange's period thriller '71. The film has been a hit with critics at festivals through the year, starting with its world premiere at Berlin in February, and hitting Telluride in August and New York in September. One day after its London Film Festival screening later this week, it receives its first theatrical bow here in the UK on the 10th of October. Full details of winners at Athens right here:

Golden Athena
'71 (Yann Demange)

Best Director
Eskil Vogt (Blind)

Best Screenplay
Rasmus Birch (When Animals Dream)

Best Debut Director
Michalis Konstantatos (Luton)

Best Debut Actor
Haris Frangoulis (The Sentimentalists)

Best Debut Actress
Sofia Kokkali (Little England)
Penelope Tsilika (Little England)

Music & Films Competition

Golden Athena
20,000 Days on Earth (Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)

Special Mention
Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets (Florian Habicht)