Following six friends on a fishing trip off the Greek coast as they compete for the title of ‘Best Man In General’, Chevalier, with its almost complete lack of female characters, wouldn’t exactly pass the Bechdel test. But focused on male rivalry, it offers a wry look at modern masculinity, as fraternity quickly dissolves into backbiting. And while Tsangari might lump all men together in the same boat, the resulting film is an uproarious take on the games people play against each other.
Chevalier | Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece 2015) with Vangelis Mourikis, Sakis Rouvas. Starts April 21
Originally published in issue #148, April 2016.