Posted by: nikusjka | January 16, 2016

Worlds Apart or Ένας Άλλος Κόσμος (review)

I was flying from Athens back to Cyprus onboard of Aegean and, as usual, was reading Blu Magazine. I stumbled upon an article about a new Greek movie coming out directed by gorgeous Christoforos Papakaliatis (Χριστόφορος Παπακαλιάτης) – “Worlds Apart” or “Ένας Άλλος Κόσμος”. Of course I was anxiously waiting to buy a cinema ticket to watch it 🙂 . It was a second movie directed by Papakaliatis, but in this one he is also staring as one of main characters – Giorgos.

What is also intriguing about this movie at the first glance is that Oscar nominated actor J.K. Simmons is also part of it. I think you would agree that not every day Oscar nominees play in Greek movies.

Set in modern day Greece,”Worlds Apart” is comprised of three separate narratives each following a love story between a foreigner and a Greek. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe as a whole,only to connect as a single story in the end. 

To me “Worlds Apart” turned out to be a movie about love, Athens, humanity and hope. It raises issues which are, unfortunately, true for many Greeks today, but LOVE is what helps each character to forget his/hers routine, drop stereotypes inside Greek society and just follow the heart. I was laughing and almost crying throughout the movie, but left with the feeling of hope. Hope that love can still shine through even in the darkest hours.

All the character get somehow connected via the ancient Greek myth of Eros and Psyche . It is probably one of the best love stories in classical mythology, so no wonder it was chosen as a guideline for the characters.

I won’t tell you the whole plot, just to keep the surprise part, but I would definitely advice to find a chance to see this movie! Great production, plot and actors (especially half naked Christoforos Papakaliatis 😉 ).

Here goes the trailer:


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