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The Greek entry “Interruption” at the Venice Film Festival

“Interruption” was this year’s Greek entry competing in the "Horizons" section of the 72nd International Film Festival of Venice. Although the film was not finally awarded, it received numerous positive comments.

The director of “Interruption”, George Zois was present at the premiere of the film together with the film’s cast: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Maria Kallimani, Sofia Kokkalis, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Aeneas Tsamatis, Angeliki Margetis, Alexandros Sotiriou and Natasha Brouzioti.

The Director noted about the film that it concerns “a story that unfolds in a theater… theater comes from the word "theatron" meaning the place where you're going to see. The Interruption is a movie about the actual viewing.”

On October 23, 2002, fifty armed Chechens invade a central Moscow theater. In the first minutes of the invasion, the public is captivated by the unexpected development, considers that this is all part of the show. In these critical minutes, fiction and reality, truth and falsehood, rational and irrational are perplexed.

All participants seem to play all the roles and the public does not know what will be the final act of the show. This feeling continues throughout the film where the viewer is together with the actors on stage of the theater which is not now only a performance of "Oresteia", but also a piece of reality that becomes one with the ancient tragedy before crossing the myth and finally coming to catharsis.