Håvard Bustnes
Golden Dawn Girls
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Golden Dawn Girls

Golden Dawn Girls

Håvard Bustnes

95 min.
Norway, Denmark and Finland
Greek and English
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

“Whatever has happened to Greece?” wonders filmmaker Håvard Bustnes out loud at the start of this disturbing documentary.



Håvard Bustnes
Executive Production
Nick Broomfield
Håkon Lammetun
DocsBarcelona Disitribution
Christian Falch, Håvard Bustnes
Faction Film, House of Real i Napafilms
Anders Teigen
Jonas Colstrup

“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 the direction
Håvard Bustnes

Håvard Bustnes


Håvard Bustnes is a director and producer, a Law Degree in Television for the Lillehammer, Norway Fi...

Awards and festivals

Netherlands, 2017
Tromsø International Film Festival
Norway, 2018
Göteborg International Film Festival
Sweden, 2018
Håvard Bustnes
Golden Dawn Girls
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Les tres personalitats de les protagonistes, tant diferents entre elles, porten la pel·lícula a un nivell microcosmic intrigant, fins al punt de mostrar els homes el menys possible.

— Guy Lodge · Variety

Bustnes exposa les simpaties i l’agenda feixista del partit nazi i és realment terrorífic.

— Susan G. Cole · NOW Toronto

És en els moments més tranquils on la llum de la veritat brilla més.

— Nikki Baughan · Screen International
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