The skilful direction of Athanitis and the internal power of images
and interpretations, were stacked in my memory
D. Danikas, ΝΕΑ
To dive into the blue waters of Dimitri Athanitis' Three Days Happiness,
one needs to get a lot of oxygene. Its beauty attracts you the same way
as the sweet songs of the mermaids. Once you are in, your body turns
blue and cold your heart. You are a woman and at the same time you are
the woman. Inexplicable that I and the rest of this little village called world
had been able to live so unaware of such a great artist.
Avelina Rodriguez Gil, Vigo
It is strange the title of the film by Dimitris Athanitis, because Three Days Happiness
could be three hours or three minutes of happiness, since in reality no one can count this load. Neither his heroines, who surrender to the wild lyricism of the urban landscape to reinvent their own existence.
Austere and precise, the director of No Sympathy for the Devil, he is making an architectural film study on female psyche. One would say that his frames are designed on the fleeting nature of the emotion that everybody chases with an obsessive determination: they are throbbing with life, while they actually haunt the spectator's gaze with images of unimaginable beauty. Under the blue veil of Athanitis images, there is a threat - the threat of happiness.
Orestis Andreadakis, artistic director TIFF
Irina, Anna and Vera are possibly the heterogeneous views of this city
or even of this contemporary Greek society, which abruptly lost its innocence
Yiagos Antiohos, Athinorama
If there is a Greek film director that managed to enclose the last decade’s
essence in his films, that is Dimitri Athanitis
Vena Georgakopoulou, Eleftherotypia
One of the most important Greek film directors
OPENING NIGHTS, Athens IFF