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Classic Cinema Section

Day Off

The film describes the day off of an employee petty bourgeois during which the protagonist tries to perform various tasks and personal obligations. In this effort he experiences a series of cancellations and tragicomic situations constituting a daily odyssey. In the course of the day, the insanity that reigns in the world that surrounds him affects him more and more and finally stops him from establishing any sincere human relationship of his own. Vassilis Vafeas narration style is that of an understating humoristic and critical point of view on human behavior.

 

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English title:

Day Off

Original title:

Repo

Director:

Vasilis Vafeas

Country:

Greece

Genre:

Comedy, Drama

Year:

1982

Length:

75’

Dialogues:

Greek

Subtitles:

English, Romanian

Cast:

Peter Zarkadis, Anna Makraki, Dimitris Piatas, Katerina Gioulaki

Selective List of festivals and awards:

Munich Film Festival, San Sebastian International Festival, La Rochelle, Nevers and Festival des Droits de L’Homme de Strasbourg, the Award of the Panhellenic Association of Film Critics.

Director’s bio:

Vasilis Vafeas was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1944. At the age of 12 years he moved to Athens, Greece, with his family. He completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Athens and got his postgraduate degree in Paris (Sorbonne). He studied cinema in Athens. He has written, produced and directed 3 short films, 3 documentaries, 9 feature films and has directed on stage 11 theatrical plays and 3 multi shows. His films have received many awards in Greece and participated in many international film festivals.