Thursday 31 October 2019 to Sunday 10 November 2019

We are delighted to support the Thessaloniki International Film Festival this year with a tribute to British filmmaker Joanna Hogg, who has spearheaded a new type of social realism in British film. Joanna Hogg will visit Thessaloniki to talk about her work at a press conference on Saturday 2 November (12.00) at the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki as part of the festival, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The tribute inaugurates the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s collaboration with the British film magazine Little White Lies, which in the future will choose films for the festival.

Joanna Hogg Tribute

Joanna Hogg’s work is known for its unflinching portrayals of the British middle class and often features her long-time collaborators Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, the latter of whom she first worked with in her remarkable and exhilarating cinematic debut Unrelated.

  • The Souvenir (2019)
    Saturday 2 November 2019, 20.00 – Olympion
    Friday 8 November 2019, 18.00 – Frida Liapa
    In the semi-autobiographical The Souvenir, Hogg depicts the relationship between a young film student (the wonderful Honor Swinton Byrne, daughter of Tilda Swinton) and her older, sophisticated lover. The Souvenir is Hogg’s latest film and won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Exhibition (2013)
    Sunday 3 November 2019, 13.30 – Olympion
    Exhibition follows the troubled marriage of two artists, played by non-professional actors (former guitarist of the Stilts, Viv Albertine, and Liam Gillick, nominated artist for the Turner prize), as they prepare to sell their sophisticated designer house, which is at once a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison and a psychological battleground.
  • Archipelago (2010)
    Sunday 3 November 2019, 15.30 – Frida Liapa
    Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is a young man who decides to quit his job in the City to travel to Africa. His mother, Patricia, and sister organise a family holiday before his departure. The unspoken forces of rivalry and resentment bring the family’s buried anger and repressed tension to the surface, revealing deep fractures.
  • Unrelated (2007)
    Sunday 10 November 2019, 13.30 – Pavlos Zannas
    A group of upper-middle-class Britons spend the summer in a villa in Tuscany. The group spans two generations and fortysomething Anna (Kathryn Worth) is the link between them. During the holiday she distances herself from her contemporaries and spends increasingly more time with the teenagers, especially with her friend Verena’s nephew.
  • Caprice (1986)
    Sunday 10 November 2019, 13.30 – Pavlos Zannas
    Lucky is a young woman who embarks on an adventure into the dreamworld of Caprice, her favorite fashion magazine. Caprice is Joanna Hogg’s graduation film and stars a 26-year-old Tilda Swinton in one of her first major roles.

Other UK film screenings at this year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival include:

  • The Last Tree by Shola Amoo (Open Horizons – Another Take)
  • Bait by Mark Jenkin (Open Horizons – Another Take)
  • The Lodge by Veronica Franz & Severin Fiala (Midnight Screenings)
  • Rialto by Peter Mackie Burns (International Competition)
  • The Burnt Orange Heresy by Giuseppe Capotondi (Special Screenings)
  • Krabi, 2562 by Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong (Film Forward)

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