11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023


Greece, 2015 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2016
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 14 7:30 PM Buy


In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play an absurdist game rooted in measuring male antagonism to kill time. By the the end of their voyage, when the game is over, the winner will be crowned the best man. He will be awarded the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier”, which he will proudly adorn on his finger.

Co-written by Efthimis Filippou (ALPS, THE LOBSTER, DOGTOOTH), CHEVALIER follows up the success of Greek New Wave Director Athina Rachel Tsangari's 2011 CUFF selection ATTENBERG. Her latest explores the male psyche, creating an original and witty buddy movie, where the men are anything but friends.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Locarno Film Festival 2015
SXSW 2016

Athina Rachel Tsangari's sophomore feature ATTENBERG premièred in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win several directing and best film awards at festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of Haos Film, a filmmaker-run production company based in Athens.

press for Chevalier

"CHEVALIER offers further proof of Tsangari’s status as one of the most innovative chroniclers of human behavior working today."
- IndieWire
"This committedly deadpan comedy of manners, morals and men behaving weirdly boasts a contained conceit seemingly ripe for unfettered absurdism."
- Variety


Narrative / Comedy / Drama / Female Filmmaker

18+ Licensed Screening
Greek with English Subtitles
99 minutes


Athina Rachel Tsangari

Efthimis Filippou
Athina Rachel Tsangari

Executive Producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos 

Maria Hatzakou
Athina Rachel Tsangari

Yorgos Kendros
Panos Koronis
Vangelis Mourikis

Makis Papadimitriou
Yorgos Pirpassopoulos
Sakis Rouvas


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