As part of the collective cinema project Unfortunately, it was paradise, AIN in collaboration with locus athens invited filmmakers, artists, curators, activists, to respond and reflect on each screening either through texts, visual essays or online conversations. These Correspondences will create a framework for the screenings and allowing for multiple readings interspersed in time.
Correspondences #4: are two texts, one by playwright and screenwriter Efthimis Filippou and essay by writer and critic Ismail Fayed inspired by the films Until the Ship Sails by Alexis Damianos and Poisonous Roses by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh.
Efthimis Filippou was born in 1977. He is a playwright, film screenwriter and journalist. He has co-written the scripts of “Dogtooth” (Dir. Lanthimos, 2009), “Alps” (Dir. Lanthimos, 2011) “L” (Dir. Makrides, 2012), Chevalier” (Dir. Tsangari, 2015), “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Dir. Lanthimos, 2017) and “Pity” (Dir. Makrides, 2018). He has written the books “Scenes”, “Dimitri” and “When When” as well as the theatrical plays “Bloods”, “Our Beautiful Hands”, “Apologies 4 and 5”, “Various Selections-Petros”, “Rob”, “Eau de Cologne” and “Liver”.
Ismail Fayed is a writer, critic and educator based in Cairo. His work and interests engages with contemporary artistic and cultural practices in the Arab-speaking region.