Thursday, 15 June 2017

Knifer (Μαχαιροβγάλτης)



Yiannis Economides’ vision is of spiritual, moral and cultural destitution and degraded human relations but you’ll have to ask him if he’s making a point about contemporary Greek reality or whether he’s saying something about the state of European civilisation or civilisation generally and so on. Whatever, the Cypriot film-maker’s third release, Knifer (Μαχαιροβγάλτης) – above, in full, with English subtitles – is a brilliant and deeply uncomfortable film noir.

And if you can stand the Cyprus Mail and the not very bright interviewer, here is a piece in English on Economides, in which he describes himself as a ‘a peasant’ and ‘a bit of a punk’.