Tsitos' Unfair World wins best director and best actor in San Sebastian

Tsitos' Unfair World wins best director and best actor in San Sebastian

Filippos Tsitos’ Unfair World has won the Silver Shell for best director and best actor (Antonis Kafetzopoulos) at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival (September 16-24).
 
The film centres on Sotiris (Antonis Kafetzopoulos), a very unusual police interrogator who, one day, decides to forgive all those who are treated unfairly in life, going as far as risking his own career by murdering a corrupt colleague. The crime, which has only one eyewitness, Dora (Theodora Tzimou), a lonely cleaning lady, brings the two characters closer together, as they are torn between love, honesty and justice.
 
Filippos Tsitos is already well known among festivals critics and audiences thanks to his previous works, My Sweet Home (2001) and Plato’s Academy (2009). The latter was screened in festivals worldwide (from Locarno to Los Angeles, from Venice to New York), and has been one of the three finalists of the 2010 LUX Prize of the European Parliament.
 
The LUX Prize adventure has been really important for the film’s international visibility. As Tsitos pointed out (read the interview), such initiative is very useful and it’s even more welcomed when the film comes from a country like Greece, where moviemaking is becoming more difficult every year. Plato’s Academy continued to be shown in several festivals throughout 2011, among them the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in July.