Wednesday, 15 June 2011

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’.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

no English subtitles....

John Akritas said...

Can you see where it says CC on the bottom right of the screen? Click it and it gives you subtitle options. Enjoy the film.