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Mantas Kvedaravičius

PARTHENON

PARTHENON

Release Date
2019

Drama, feature

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Synopsis

In a cheap brothel at the foothills of an Athenian fortress, a man recounts the magnificent events of his life. His search for love and glory is retold and relived by many: a prostitute with an unredeemable past, a gangster haunted by bad luck, an icon painter who has no faith… In one of the stories, the man finds his riches, in another he becomes a vagabond prophet, in yet another he returns home to his wife. Memories betray him, but he knows for sure that in one of these lives, he will be killed.

World premiere: the 34th Critics' Week at the 76th Venice IFF

Mantas Kvedaravičius
DIRECTOR’S BIO

Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania) was a filmmaker and an academic who held the long-standing interests in absence, materiality and body in their performative and political manifestations. He had a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and was working as an Associate Professor at Vilnius University. His documentaries — Barzakh (2011) and Mariupolis (2016) have premiered and been awarded in Berlinale, Busan, Hong-Kong, Nyon Visions du Réel film festivals.

Mantas Kvedaravicius was tortured and killed by Russian soldiers during the full-scale war against Ukraine in Mariupol in April 2022.

Credits
DIRECTOR
Mantas Kvedaravičius
SCREENWRITERS
Evangelos Koutsourakis
Mantas Kvedaravičius
CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Viacheslav Tsvietkov
Mantas Kvedaravičius
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Jurij Grigorovic
LEAD ACTORS
Hanna Bilobrova
Rita Burkovska
Mehdi Mohammed
Garip Oezdem
PRODUCER
Uljana Kim (Lithuania)
CO-PRODUCERS
VitaliI Sheremetiev and Natalia Libet (Ukraine)

Julie Gayet, Antoun Sehnaoui and Nadia Turincev (France)

Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania)
WITH SUPPORT OF
Lithuanian Film Center
Ukrainian State Film Agency
Editors
Dounia Sichov
Mantas Kvedaravičius
Kateryna Gornostai
STOP-ZEMLIA
Dekel Berenson
ANNA
Marina Stepanska
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