Romain Gavras’s latest drama Athena is the story of Idir, Karim, Abdel and Moktar. Four brothers whose realities change dramatically because of one tragic incident.
Stunningly captured and well-structured storytelling is one phrase that fits here. Athena is clever and socially conscious, to the point where you may wish you could have attended a screening followed by a live Q&A session with Gavras himself.
Starring Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Alexis Manenti, Karim Lasmi and Anthony Bajon, my favourite thing about Athena is the highly engaging way it captures chaos.
For me, the camera work, choreography and dialogue combined to deliver a movie as watchable as its highly engaging teaser trailer.
Watch Athena for a moving tragedy that cleverly unfolds while offering plenty to consider, hope for and imagine.
Happy Film Loving