• Greek Title Δευτέρα Πρωί
  • English Title Monday Morning
  • Original Title Lundi Matin
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Duration: 122'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Otar Iosseliani
  • Cinematography: William Lubtchansky
  • Editing: Otar Iosseliani
  • Music / Score: Nicolas Zourabichvili
  • Sound: Jérôme Thiault
  • Cast: Jacques Bidou, Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky, Narda Blanchet, Radslav Kinski, Dato Tarielashvili, Adrien Pachod, Pascal Chanal, Myriam Laidouni-Denis, Laura-Kay Monnet
  • Production: Pierre Grise Productions, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Mikado Film
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French, Italian, Romanian
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Pastorale Productions, Hiventy

Vincent suffers from the daily routine. He wakes up very early every morning and commutes for one-and-a-half hours to a monotonous job in a factory. Back at home, family obligations always interrupt his passion for painting. One day he decides to get away and go on holiday. In Venice, Vincent escapes his routines, but, ironically, this excursion of his crosses the circle of other people’s routines... Iosseliani, with sparse dialogue, and in collaboration with the director of photography William Lubtchansky, choreographs the camera and the performers in such a masterful way, that the humor of the film is mainly physical and gestural. With situational irony, Iosseliani is sensitive to the low-keyed hum of contemporary alienation and life's inevitable compromises.

Otar Iosseliani

Otar Iosseliani was born in 1934 in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he studied music composition, conducting and piano. In 1953 he went to Moscow to study mathematics, but in two years he quit and entered the State Film Institute where his teacher was among others, Alexander Dovzhenko. While still a student in film direction, he began working in Tbilisi, first as an assistant director and then as an editor of documentaries. When his medium-length film “Aprili” (1961) was denied theatrical distribution, Iosseliani abandoned filmmaking and in 1963-1965 worked first as a sailor on a fishing boat and then at a metallurgical factory. When his 1976 film “Pastorali"" was shelved for a few years and then granted only a limited distribution, Iosseliani grew skeptical about getting any artistic freedom in his homeland. In 1984 he moved to France where he made “Favorites Of The Moon”. The film was distinguished with a Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. His films have been presented in major film festivals and have won major prizes.

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