Alexis Alexiou – director – Wednesday 4:45
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews director Alexis Alexiou, who talks about his latest work WEDNESDAY 4:45, which had its European premiere in the East of the West competition of the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Alexis tells us about using genre film, and more particularly film noir, to represent various themes. Among them, its use as a metaphorical representation of the tumultuous economic crisis that has violently impacted it in recent years, but also an identity crisis that has impacted its society for even longer than that.
WEDNESDAY 4:45: Thanks to the efforts of owner Stelios, musicians love his small jazz club in the heart of Athens and the place seems to be prospering. But an early demise threatens this island of quality music, and Stelios has a mere 32 hours to save his beloved nightclub – and himself. The movie’s tough shell (crime thriller) masks a bitter treatise on the Greek economic crisis.