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Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Plato’s Academy (Akadimia Platonos)

Directed by Filippos Tsitos
Greece / Germany, 2009, 103 minutes

Stavros, a Greek shopkeeper cares for his aging mother after a stroke. Pity that his worst fears slowly are realized: he might be Albanian instead of Greek! Feeding these fears are his mother's lapses into Albanian language, the disconcerting appearance of an Albanian brother of whom he was unaware, and his neighbor's dog who only barks at Albanians. Stavros and his "brother" gradually reach a tenuous rapprochement even as his Greek neighbors begin to shun him. The old lady's funeral offers opportunities for conflict and resolution in Stavros' tight-knit enclave even as the community rapidly changes around them.

Original version Greek / Albanian; English subtitles


Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Greece, 2015, 105 minutes

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.

Original version Greek; English subtitles

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