el Documental del mes April 2018


Håvard Bustnes

2017 95 min.

Original Version in greek and english with catalan and spanish subtitles
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    • Technical specs

        • Director: Håvard Bustnes
        • Production: Christian Falch for Faction Film, Håvard Bustnes for Faction Film
        • Coproduction: House of Real, Napafilms
        • Executive producer: Nick Broomfield
        • Cinematography: Lars Skree, Viggo Knudsen
        • Editing: Anders Teigen
        • Sound design: Håkon Lammetun
        • Composer: Jonas Colstrup
        • Not recommended for children under 12



“Whatever has happened to Greece?” wonders filmmaker Håvard Bustnes out loud at the start of this disturbing documentary. In recent years, its image as a country of sunny beaches and friendly people has been overshadowed by political ideologies that are terrifyingly close to Nazism. With many prominent members of the far-right Golden Dawn party now behind bars, a daughter, a wife and a mother continue to propagate its message—and all three of them are seasoned enough to avoid any slips of the tongue during interviews. But while they regularly stop the interview to make sure it went as they want, Bustnes just leaves the camera running. The resulting material, supplemented with archive footage that leaves no room for doubt about the depraved side of this political party, reveals an ever-widening gulf between clear facts and political image-making. While it’s frustrating that the women are so unbending in their views, it does illustrate how wearing blinders can derail an entire society.

About direction (Håvard Bustnes)

Håvard Bustnes is a director and producer, a Law Degree in Television for the Lillehammer, Norway Film and TV School. His first films were Two Raging Grannies, Health Factory and Big John, who won the prestigious national Academy Awards Amanda of Norway. His new film Golden Dawn Girls was premiered at the IDFA festival in November 2017

Awards & Festivals

Nominated at:
  • IDFA - The Netherlands, 2017
  • Tromsø International Film Festival - Norway, 2018
  • Göteborg International Film Festival -  Sweden, 2018