Friday/vendredi June 28 juin, 18:30
Christoforos Papakaliatis, 2015 | 113 minutes
Set in modern day Greece, Worlds Apart consists of three separate narratives each following a love story between a Greek and a foreigner. Moreover, each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil. There is Daphne, a young Greek woman, and Farris, a Syrian refugee who rescues her from an assault; there is middle aged Giorgos, struggling to cope with seeing his friends lose their jobs, who has an affair with Elise, an amoral Swedish consultant who’s in charge of the downsizing; the third tale revolves around Sebastian, a German man who meets Maria, an unhappy housewife whose family has run out of money -- their courtship involves meeting every Friday afternoon at the supermarket, where Sebastian buys her fruits and vegetables. As the film progresses, this triptych of love stores will intersect in a surprising, compelling way.