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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Irving Park
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Irving Park
Irving Park
Irving Park
Irving Park
Irving Park

Irving Park

director: Panagiotis Evangelidis
original title: Irving Park
country: Greece
year: 2019
running time: 117 min.

synopsis

Irving Park is a neighborhood in Chicago where the film's four lead characters live together under one roof. But their cohabitation has a rather unusual arrangement – they are all aging gay men practicing dominant-submissive relationships. This time-lapse film gets right in the middle of the action of this abnormal household, and through a seemingly primordial provocation that seems only natural and commonplace, such as long conversations from the Lord and his naked slaves, the film enables a sense of family reciprocity, unsolvable crises and daily inhabitation. As one of the cast members admits: we all live in acceptable relationships of domination and submission.

biography

Panayotis Evangelidis was born in Athens. He has been involved with screenplays for such films as I epithesi tou gigantiaiou mousaka (1999), Strella (2009) and Xenia (2014). He directed the documentary films Chip and Ovi (2008), The Life and Death of Celso Junior (2010), They Glow in the Dark (2012) and Pure Life (2015).

more about film

director: Panagiotis Evangelidis
producer: Araceli Lemos, Panagiotis Evangelidis
photography: Panayotis Evangelidis
editing: Araceli Lemos
sound: Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos

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