TIFF 2013 Exclusive: Debut Trailer for Greek Thriller STANDING ASIDE, WATCHING (NSFW)

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



The Toronto International Film Fest is coming up like a speeding freight train and this year the festival's "City To City" program will focus on Athens, Greece. With a new wave of recent Greek films breaking through such as Dogtooth (review) Attenberg (reviews), now seems the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the films of the region.

One of the bright lights on the Christmas tree of new voices is Yorgos Servetas whose debut feature The Way Things Are Determined premiered at Thessaloniki in 2008. Servetas's follow-up Standing Aside, Watching will have its world premiere at this year's TIFF. A modern-day Greek thriller, Twitch is lucky enough to bring you an exclusive first look at the trailer. Here's more on the film:

Antigone moves to a quiet town in search of an unassuming life, unaware of the silent violence that lurks underneath the peaceful surface. Soon, situations around her will force her to decide whether she should take action or stand aside and watch. Standing Aside, Watching is a meta-Western film about indifference, violence and involvement.

Dipping its toe into "erotic thriller" territory, the trailer is not exactly safe for work (though European audiences may wonder what all the puritanical fuss is about). Check out the trailer below and look out for the film at TIFF.

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Dipping its toe into "erotic thriller" territory, the trailer is not exactly safe for work (though European audiences may wonder what all the puritanical fuss is about). Check out the trailer below and look out for the film at TIFF."

    Come on....just a little boobies in it...hahhahahahhahah....release it as a redband trailer and will be well in the kingdom.

    But erotic thriller label....?

    No, I think this is more like The Burning Plain(2008), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), Heart(1999) etc.

    Well, we will all know what is later on, thanks for the trailer Mr Aldrich.

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