PASSALIS’ AND TZOUMERKAS’ THE CITY AND THE CITY AT NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS 2022
29 Mar 2022
North American premiere for Christos Passalis’ and Syllas Tzoumerkas’ THE CITY AND THE CITY at the New Directors / New Films 2022 by Film at Lincoln Center and MoMA!
Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas will present the film in New York, on April 23rd at MoMA T2 and on April 24th at FLC Walter-Reade Theater.
“Using a radical, endlessly surprising narrative structure and a distinctive stylistic approach, Greek filmmakers Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas tell of how the once-thriving Sephardic Jewish community in their native city of Thessaloniki was gradually decimated over the course of the violent 20th century. It’s a properly disjointed and unsettled tale, zigzagging across time, and taking place on parallel contemporary and historical tracks, tracing moments of anti-Semitic persecution, the Nazi occupation of Greece, and lingering postwar trauma. Originating as an installation project, The City and the City is a film of devastating emotional clarity and relentless force.”