In Yorgos Tsemberopoulos’ 5th feature The Enemy Within, an intellectual is forced to re-evaluate his assumptions when violence invades his home and shakes his family to the core. Yorgos joins me to discuss his multi-decade spanning filmmaking career, the current state of Greek cinema and what kind of animal I am.
The Enemy Within (2013)
In Athens 2012, Kostas, a progressive ideologist, lives a regular life with his wife and their teenage daughter and son, until his home is ransacked by a hooded gang. The experience of extreme violence shatters the family’s peace, bringing his father’s hunting rifle violently into their lives.
The main division for me is; do you make films for festivals or do you make films for theatres?