[MGSA-L] Greece picks 'Unfair World' for Oscar race: Tsitos pic won two prizes at San Sebastian

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 20:50:09 PDT 2012

Greece picks 'Unfair World' for Oscar race: Tsitos pic won two prizes
at San Sebastian


Nick Holdsworth
6:55 p.m. CDT, September 5, 2012

MOSCOW -- Filippos Tsitos' black comedy "Unfair World," about a
disillusioned policeman who sets out to distribute justice by his own
humanitarian standards, has been chosen by the Greek Film Academy as
the country's entry for foreign-language film Oscar.

The film -- an appropriately poignant social satire with a title that
fits Greek's current status as the economic basket case of the
Eurozone -- swept the board earlier this year, winning four top prizes
at the national film awards in Athens, including film, director and
actor for Antonis Kafetzopoulos.

Tsitos also won the helming prize and Kafetzopoulos took the thesping
honor at last year's San Sebastian film festival.

The film was produced by Alexandra Bousiou's company Wrong Men in
association with Berlin's Neue Road Movies and the Greek Film Center.

Athens-born Tsitos moved to Berlin to study film in 1991, and has
forged a successful career there as a director of popular television
series, most recently "Der Krimanlist."

"Unfair World" is his third movie after "Plato's Academy" in 2009, and
"My Sweet Home" in 2001.

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