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Xenia 2014 15

134 mins Greece Director. Panos H. Koutras

After the death of their Albanian mother, two estranged brothers reunite in Athens. Concerned about their precarious Greek citizenship they decide to travel across the country to confront their Greek father; along the way their wild journey takes in an appearance on the Greek X-Factor, gun-fights and a giant talking rabbit.

Taking inspiration from the untethered excesses of Gregg Araki, director Panos H. Koutras' presents a hyperreal 21st-century odyssey that, amid all its fun and flamboyance, harbours a timely message about the lure of Greek citizenship at Europe’s frontier.

An exuberant and colourful entry from the Greek ‘Weird Wave’, it was the country’s official entry for the 2016 Academy Awards, and a selection from Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand.

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Directed by

Panos H. Koutras

Featuring

Marissa Triandafyllidou

Yannis Stankoglou

Nikos Gelia

Kostas Nikouli

Genres

Comedy Drama

Collection

LGBT Best Of 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Certificate

15 very strong language, infrequent strong sex references, drug use

Released

2014

Country

Greece

Language

Greek

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