17 Aug 3000 – Antonis Tsonis, Australia, 2016, 20′
The short focuses on an unemployed young man in Athens named Leon, who finds out that his best friend Ari is battling cancer and unfortunately cannot afford to pay for more cancer treatments. Frustrated and desperate to help, Leon starts to consider working within the criminal world in order to support his friend.
The film takes place against the backdrop of modern-day Athens, where the story of a young, frustrated, unemployed man doing whatever he can to help those around him resonates deeply with a population weighed down by the current economic crisis and austerity measures. Tsonis’ neo-realist style truly brings to a life a city pushed to its limits.