A post modern theater adaptation of a Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater of Athens. Like every night, the guests take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the lights on stage go out. Seven young people, carrying guns, stand up from the audience and come up on stage. They introduce themselves as the Chorus of the tragedy and they invite people from the audience to participate on stage. Gradually, reality and fiction blend. The audience doesn’t realize if this is part of the play. The play will come to its end at the usual time. Until then art will be interrupted by life.
Director’s note: Interruption is a story that takes place inside a theater. The word ‘’Theater’’ originally comes from “Theatron”, which means the place where we view. Interruption is a film about the Act of Viewing. On 23 October 2002, fifty armed Chechens took hostages eight hundred fifty spectators in Dubrovka Theater in Moscow. During the first minutes of the takeover, the audience captivated by the ambivalence of the moment, thinks that this is all part of the play. In these crucial moments, fiction and reality, truth and lie, logic and absurdity blend. The film is the expansion of these first minutes of ambiguity.
Feature film, 110′, DCP, Color, Greece-France-Croatia 2015
Direction: Yorgos Zois
Script: Yorgos Zois with the collaboration of Vassileios Kyriakopoulos
The film is a co-production between Greece (Pan Entertainment), France (ΕΖ Films) and Croatia (JDP in association with Nukleus Film), with the support of the Greek, French (CNC) and Croatian (HAVC) Film Center. The film is also produced by Nova, the companies Marni Films, Cinephase, Digital District, Post Faust Ltd, Prosenghisi Ltd, Homemade Films and SquaredSquare.
Official selection: 72nd Venice International Film Festival