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An interview with Nicholas Triantafyllidis

FRED’s Matt Micucci meets Greek filmmaker Nicholas Triandafyllidis, who returns to Raindance with his latest work THE SENTIMENTALISTS, presented in the Autumn section of this year’s 22nd edition of the festival. We talk with him about his wanting to make a modern Greek tragedy, and his careful attention to the editing, rhythm and soundtrack in the film. We also ask him about the struggles of producing a film in Greece in these times of economic struggles and discuss the importance of a cooperative attitude in the film industry.

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The Sentimentalists @ Raindance

FRED’s Matt Micucci meets Greek filmmaker Nicholas Triandafyllidis, who returns to Raindance with his latest work THE SENTIMENTALISTS, presented in the Autumn section of this year’s 22nd edition of the festival. We talk with him about his wanting to make a modern Greek tragedy, and his careful attention to the editing, rhythm and soundtrack in the film. We also ask him about the struggles of producing a film in Greece in these times of economic struggles and discuss the importance of a cooperative attitude in the film industry.

http://uk.fred.fm/nicholas-triandafyllidis-the-sentimentalists-raindance/

Athens International Film Festival Awards

Best New Actor award from the Athens International Film Festival went to Haris Fragoulis for his work in Nicholas Triandafyllidis’ The Sentimentalists. Read more here.

THE SENTIMENTALISTS by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

“But more than that, perhaps, is a sort of Shakespearean vibe that can be felt throughout. In fact, if we were to pinpoint the two leading characters and liken them to characters in Shakespeare plays, one might just be Romeo and the other one Mercutio. This juxtaposition and comparison is not at all out of place, and in fact it is strengthened by references to culture and art of old in sculptures and statues that at the same time show off the beauty and cultural wealth of Greece and give the storyline and more timeless and three dimensional depth…”

Matt Micucci, CineCola

http://www.cinecola.com/reports/a20th-raindance-film-festival/autumn-review-the-sentimentalists-by-nicholas-triandafyllidis/?utm_source=copy&utm_medium=paste&utm_campaign=copypaste&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cinecola.com%2Freports%2Fa20th-raindance-film-festival%2Fautumn-review-the-sentimentalists-by-nicholas-triandafyllidis%2F

Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

Winner for Best Music Alexandros Voulgaris (The Boy) for “The Sentimentalists”.

World Premiere at the Moscow Film Festival

“The Sentimentalists”  World Premiere at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival (competition section)

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Award nominations for The Sentimentalists

“The Sentimentalists” nominated for Best Picture and Best Music at the Hellenic Film Academy awards.

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Raindance Film Festival – Review – The Sentimentalists

“The Sentimentalists may, at first glance, look like your average gangster movie – but look again. You will find, in the details, what makes this film a truly original cinematic work…”

 
Sedef Hekimgil, Critis Associated

http://critics-associated.com/reviews/raindance-film-festival-review-the-sentimentalists-%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85/

Tough times for Sentimentalists

“Nicholas Triandafyllidis’ long-awaited return is a funny yet poignant noir drama that elegantly mixes dark comedy with tragic romance…”
 
Joseph Proimakis, Cineuropa.org