The Trip to Greece
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
USA, 2020, 110m
Southeast Premiere/2nd US Screening
They’re back! After jaunts through northern England, Italy, and Spain, OscarÒ nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena) and buddy Rob Brydon (Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Greece to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. When Odysseus left Troy, it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in The Trip to Greece. Along the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy, and the meaning of life! Locations include the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and the Peloponnese. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.