Cast and Credits
Original Title / Partenonas
English Title / Parthenon
Director / Mantas Kvedaravičius
Screenplay / Mantas Kvedaravičius, Evangelos Koutsourakis
Cinematography / Mantas Kvedaravičius, Viacheslav Tsvetkov
Editing / Dounia Sichov, Mantas Kvedaravičius
Sound / Nicolas Becker
Art Direction / Jurij Grigorovič, Ovidijus Talijūnas
Costume Design / Agnė Rimkutė
Cast / Mehdi Mohammed, Hanna Bilobrova, Garip Ozdem, Rita Burkovska
Production / Uljana Kim – Studio Uljana Kim
Press Attaché / Gloria Zerbinati
Format / Color
Runtime / 119 min.
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.
Mantas Kvedaravičius (1976) teaches Visual Culture and lives between Athens and Vilnius. His previous films Barzakh and Mariupolis have explored dreams and death, and art forms and warfare, respectively. The films have premiered at Berlinale and have been shown and awarded worldwide. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and writes on aesthetics, materiality, and affect. His first feature film Parthenon on body and memory comes from a long-term research in Odessa, Istanbul and Athens.