Adap­ta­tion Film Fes­ti­val

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The newly launched Adap­ta­tion Film Fes­ti­val, or­ga­nized by MovieReel and the City of Athens, fea­tures films adapted from lit­er­a­ture as well as dis­cus­sions on the work of spe­cific artists at the Mikrokos­mos movie the­ater through Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 8. On Fe­bru­ary 6, “Oedipo Al­calde,” Jorge Ali Tri­ana’s 1996 adap­ta­tion of Gabriel Gar­cia Mar­quez’s mod­ern take on Sopho­cles’ tragedy, will be screened at 6 p.m. This will be fol­lowed at 8 p.m. by 2016 Ger­man romantic drama “Agnes,” di­rected by Jo­hannes Sch­mid and based on the novel by Peter Stamm, and at 10 p.m. by “Sweet Bean,” a Ja­panese drama by Naomi Kawase that opened Cannes’ Un Cer­tain Re­gard sec­tion in 2015. Fe­bru­ary 7 will start with a clas­sic, 1959’s “Hiroshima mon amour” by Alain Res­nais, at 6 p.m. It will be fol­lowed at 8 p.m. by “Frag­men­tos de Amor,” di­rected by Fer­nando Vallejo and based on the novel of the same ti­tle by Hec­tor Abad Fa­ci­olince. Amer­i­can di­rec­tor and play­wright Stephen Bel­ber’s “Match” (2014), a drama based on his own play and star­ring Pa­trick Ste­wart, is the last screen­ing, at 10 p.m. The fi­nal day of the fes­ti­val, Fe­bru­ary 8, starts with an­other screen­ing of Agusti Vil­laronga’s 2015 Cuban drama “El Rey de la Ha­bana” at 6 p.m., fol­lowed at 8.15 p.m. by “Orig­i­nal Bliss” (2016) by Ger­many’s Sven Tad­dicken, based on the short-story col­lec­tion by es­teemed Scot­tish writer A.L. Kennedy. The fi­nal film of the fes­ti­val is Is­raeli Erez Pery’s “The In­ter­ro­ga­tion” (2016), based on the au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of Auschwitz com­man­der Ru­dolf Hoess. Tick­ets for all screen­ings cost 6 eu­ros. Mikrokos­mos, 106 Syn­grou, tel 210.921.5305, www.adap­ta­tion­fes­ti­val.gr

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