Chevalier (2015): Top Award at London Film Fest (Women in Film)

At the annual BFI London Film Fest the competition winners were:

CHEVALIER – Athina Rachel Tsangari, won Best Film Award

THE WITCH – Robert Eggers, won Sutherland Award (Best First Feature)

SHERPA – Jennifer Peedom, won Grierson Award (Best Documentary)

AN OLD DOG’S DIARY – Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, won Best Short Film Award

Athina Rachel Tsangari directed and co-wrote (with Efthymis Filippou) the Greek comedy, Chevalier.

Six men, who are related professionally or personally, are enjoying a fishing trip on the Aegean Sea in a luxury yacht. The Doctor works with and mentors Christos, the former boyfriend of his daughter Anna; Yannis is the Doctor’s son-in-law; Dimitris is Yannis’ brother; and Josef and Yorgos are partners who are close friends with the Doctor.

Chevalier served as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but it was not nominated.