If you thought the western genre only exists against the prairies of an American frontier, think again. With Invisible, filmmaker Dimitris Athanitis adeptly draws from western tropes to tell of a gritty fight against injustice in urban Greece.
In a career-defining, bravura performance, Yannis Stankoglou plays Aris – a 38-year-old factory worker who is fired without warning. He is floored by the shock and any attempts to be re-hired fail miserably. As his distress builds, he becomes more and more fixated on taking justice into his own hands but even these plans are thwarted when his ex-wife saddles him with their six-year-old son.
With eerie accuracy and detail, Athanitis shows how the powerless and undervalued can be society’s most dangerous time bombs… just waiting to explode.