EXARCHEIA: The Chanting of Birds

73 min., Documentary Quebec, Canada, 2018
Directed byGomez, Nadine
Produced byNadine Gomez
LanguageGreek
Short description

Shot as a nocturnal stroll through one of the most political and lively neighbourhoods of Athens, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.

Film details

Synopsis

EXARCHEIA takes you on a dreamy nocturnal stroll through one of Greece’s most politically active neighbourhoods, situated in the heart of Athens, just below the Acropolis. In this lively and mythical space, you meet a coterie of characters whose ideals and aspirations are in constant flux. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.

 

Credits

Screenplay and  Direction : Nadine Gomez

Production Assistant : Aris Tsampalikas

Cinematography : Denis Klebleev

Editing : Myriam Magassouba et Nadine Gomez

Sound Recording : Iasonas Theofanou

Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier

Score : Xavier Constant et Rafaël Proulx-Langlois

Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger

Colorization : Sylvain Cossette

Production : Nadine Gomez

 

 

Financial Partners

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

PRIM (aide à la création)

SODEC Québec

Bande à part (coop)

LOJIQ

Les Films du 3 Mars

Director

Gomez, Nadine

A graduate from UQÀM, Nadine Gomez completed a master’s degree in Communications at L’École des médias. She’s been passionate about urban issues ever since, which greatly influences her worldview. Released in 2012, Le Horse Palace, her documentary feature debut, entitled, The Horse Palace raises questions about the transformations of the urban space. In 2015, she won the first “Regards sur Montréal” film residency (CAM, ONF, SODEC), which allowed her to direct Métro, a short documentary essay taking a fresh look at Montreal’s underground network and its unique, imposing architecture. Her second feature, Exarcheia, the Chanting of Birds, is a nocturnal stroll through a politically active neighbourhood of Athens. It launched at the RIDM in 2018.

 

In addition to creating and collaborating on various projects (the J’aime Hydro podcast, unique works, web productions), she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil des arts de Montréal since 2018, acting as the president of the film committee.

 

Filmography

 

Exarcheia (2018 / 73 min)

Métro (2015 / 17 min)

The Horse Palace (2012 / 68 min)