On May 7, the Hellenic Film Academy organized an Award Event to honor Greek filmmakers who struggle to work without any financial support. The list of the interesting and innovative Greek films, which never get promoted in their own country, is endless. Despite difficulties, no one could doubt that these films are of high quality since they manage to be successful in international festivals.
At the Hellenic Film Academy ceremony, “Unfair World,” directed by Filippos Tsitos received many awards, including Best Film, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, and many more.
The film follows the life of a 60-year-old Greek interrogator named Soriris (played by Antonis Kafetzopoulos), who decides to become fair and dismiss all people who committed crimes just because their lives had been miserable and they didn’t have any other choice but to be the ‘”bad guys.” By accident, he kills someone and Dora (acted by Theodora Tzimou) is the only eye-witness. Dora is not a compassionate person, so Sotiris has to beg her to help him prove that he did not intend to kill the innocent victim.
Antonis Kafetzopoulos, while accepting his award, stated that “the members of the Hellenic Film Academy hoped for some help provided by inefficient people,” which never came.
The opening of the event included screenings of some renowned Greek directors’ films, such as Theodoros Angelopoulos, Ntinos Katsouridis, Michael Kakoyannis, Luce Rikakis and Pavlos Tasios.
George Ghikapeppas was awarded the Best Screenplay for his movie “The City of Children,” while several other short films and documentaries were among the 2012 winners.