Initiatives that highlight mέta’s agenda and engage the public either through established forms of public debate or artistic activities
“Magnetic Fields”, will be shown by mέta, in a special screening at Mikrokosmos cinema, on November 2nd, 2022. Arrival time 19:30.
02/11/2022 // 19:30 – 21:30 EET
Constantly pursuing the dialogue between art and political endeavour, mέta, the Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation proceeds with a series of films regularly screened in the multi-space facility of Mikrokosmos, literally bringing in the centre of our attention a genre connected per se to this pursuit: cinema.
With the kind contribution of Greek and foreign creators, who, quite often, work in stifling conditions, mέta proposes to a wider public significant, recent film productions, which visualise but also critically problematise various aspects of the multi-faceted crisis surrounding us, as well as pinpoint emancipatory alternatives. For, quite often, optical language proves to be much more eloquent than numerous written pages, in the depiction of societal reality – at times, riveting.
The film that will represent us at the Oscars, “Magnetic Fields” by Giorgos Goussis, will be shown by mέta, in a special screening at Mikrokosmos cinema, on November 2nd, 2022. Arrival time 19:30.
In this beautiful and tender road movie, Elena drives alone to an unknown destination, when she unexpectedly embarks on the ferry to Kefalonia. There, she will share her thoughts and life burdens with Antonis, a man she meets by chance. The two of them begin wandering around the island, looking for a nice place to bury a metal box that Antonis carries.
Direction: Giorgos Goussis
Writers: Giorgos Goussis, Elena Topalidou, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos Director of photography: Giorgos Koutsaliaris
Editing: Dimitris Polyzos
Music: Lefteris Volanis
Production: MiniFILMS, Naked Eye Productions, Heretic
Producers: Giorgos Goussis, Marinos Sklavounakis, Giorgos Karnavas Co-production: ECC
Starring: Elena Topalidou, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos
Production Year: 2021
Golden Alexander Award (Film Forward)
Greek Association of Greek Critics Award
First ERT Award
First Greek Cinema Centre Award
Location Manager Award
Thessaloniki Festival 2021
Nominated for Best Film, Debut Director, Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Photography, Original Music Awards
Iris Awards 2022
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and the film’s contributors.
mέta is a civil-non-profit research and cultural institution, related to the political party MeRA25, the European movement DiEM25, and Progressive International. It was established in 2020, aiming to explore eutopic alternatives to the postcapitalist era in which we are already living, through academic and cultural actions regarding the political, social, economic, ecological, cultural, and civilisational challenges of our times.
Cine Mikrokosmos (member of Europa Cinemas) was born in the fall of 2004, on Syngrou Avenue, opposite ex-Fix Industry, equipped with state – of the – art technology and with a unique architectural approach. Having hosted numerous festivals and tributes, without ever standing off from first-rate promotions, committed to cinephile choices, and particularly hospitable to independent Greek productions, Mikrokosmos has created its own audience and is chosen for its ideal show conditions, its careful selections, and, occasionally, for its autonomous bar, which operates in the foyer at affordable prices and cinematic ambiance.
George Goussis was born in Athens in 1986 and studied graphic design. He is one of the most famous Greek comic book artist, and many of his graphic novels have been awarded and become bestsellers. In 2019, he made his directing debut with the short documentary The “Arm Wrestler“, which was awarded by the Hellenic Film Academy. “Magnetic Fields“ is his first feature film, and he will soon be releasing The “Arm Wrestler“ as a feature film.
Cinema Mikrokosmos Address: Leof. Andrea Syggrou 106, Athens 117 41