#EuropeNow2020 is online, July 31 – August 2
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Quiet Life by Tasos Giapoutzis | Documentary | Greece | 2019 | An alternative perspective on migration depicted through a gallery of portraits of a not so quiet daily life in Kavala, a small town in Northern Greece. A glimpse of life in a place which, as numerous others in Greece and across Europe, has severely been affected by several socio-political changes over the last decade; mass movements of populations, economic crisis, young people fleeing abroad, are some of them. Kavala is also a town through which refugees have been passing on their way to Northern Europe. The evolving social structures have made the town feel to some of its residents as prison – a home in decline – while to others it is their escape route – a temporary paradise. An ageing local community juxtaposed with a young refugee family residing in the town because of a distant war. While silently contemplating on the past and patiently waiting for the future to come, they are all living a normal, seemingly quiet life.
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This screening is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk