DocumentaMadrid 2017


Nuria Giménez Lorang
30' / 2016 / Spain

The kafeneios are an institution in Greece. Men spend hours in them, drinking coffee, beer and ouzo, smoking, playing cards, watching TV, sharing their concerns or just gazing out of the window. They seem to feel protected there and safe from the problems of the outside world.

This short film sets out to be more than just a portrait, by inviting us to reflect on the experience of filming and being filmed, on the way we show reality and the reasons that drive us to show it. Those men feel safe there. I feel safe filming them.

Director's Biography

Born in 1976 in Barcelona. She studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Production. She has lived in Berlin, Paris and London. She has worked in all sorts of jobs, from press and radio correspondent to nurse and horror film extra, as well as teacher, event hostess, editor, book translator, press analyst, corporate video maker, event producer and a long list besides. Kafeneio is her first documentary short. She is now embarking on her first full-length film.

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Director:Nuria Giménez Lorang
Language: Greek
English and spanish subtitled
Screenplay: Nuria Giménez Lorang
Photography: Nuria Giménez Lorang
Edition: Nuria Giménez Lorang
Sound: Nuria Giménez Lorang (directo), Mónica Cimas / Xevi Estudi, Axel Waré (Posproducción)
Producers: Nuria Giménez Lorang


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Friday 12th 19:00


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