Her Job

BY NIKOS LABÔT

Panayiota gets for the first time a job as a cleaner in an attempt to support her family. While at her work environment she faces a ruthless system of exploitation, she spends the happiest period of her so far dull life. But this is not to last for long as the first layoffs are to arrive soon.

Cast
Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos, Maria Filini, Konstantinos Gogoulos, Eleni Karagiorgi, Danai Primali, Orfeas Angelopoulos, Dimitra Vlagopoulou

World premiere
Toronto IFF 2018 – Discovery

Festivals / Awards
Haifa IFF 2018
When East Meets West Co-production Forum 2016, First Films First 2016

World press
“A well-observed study of a woman’s unlikely liberation. The socioeconomic turmoil of contemporary Greece is distilled into the simple yet effective story of one woman who finds gainful employment as a professional cleaner in Her Job, which marks a promising feature debut for writer-director Nikos Labôt. Bolstered by star Marisha Triantafyllidou’s subtly touching turn and told in a straightforward, realistic manner that at times recalls the Dardenne brothers, the film reveals how one of the most basic and least valued vocations can still mean the world for someone struggling to support a family and, even more so, to find a sense of self-worth.”
— Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Triantafyllidou expresses Panayiota’s evolving strength of spirit and independence in the tiniest of measures; a shift in her countenance or an adjustment in how she carries herself. It’s a Herculean turn by the actress, made all the more so because you can hardly see the muscles she’s using. Behind the camera, Labôt is equally modulated, unfolding the story with patient care across a slim eighty-nine minutes, and never betraying his tone for a grand finale of redemption and lesson-learning. Witnessing the spark of confidence come to life inside Panayiota, and the small rebellions that follow will leave your eyes stung with tears by the note-perfect ending. Her Job is not just about the dignity of work, but what the gift of employment can do to the dignity of a person .”
— Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

Her Job takes a sensitive look at how work and autonomy can change a person’s outlook. Triantafyllidou’s performance is gentle and nuanced, and her expressive face is often heartbreaking. Director Labôt’s first feature beautifully meditates on the mundane, and is an excellent reminder that all work can be meaningful.”
— Michelle Da Silva, NOW 

“Thanks to Marisha Triantafyllidou’s organic and absorbing performance, Panayiota’s example sheds new light on the struggle for female empowerment in a toxic environment. When her initial feeling of financial ‘independence’ threatens to cause gender roles within the family to be swapped, the balance in the former pseudo-tranquil household is undone. At this point, the fight for personal autonomy becomes a battle for survival. A survival that can only be achieved through self-liberation.  Nikos Labôt delivers a strong drama on the aftermath of the Greek financial crisis and the need for female empowerment in a dislocated and wounded society”
— Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa 

 

Feature film, 89′,  DCP, Color, Greece-France-Serbia 2018

 

Direction
Nikos Labôt

Script
Katerina Klitsioti, Nikos Labôt

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Julie Paratian

Co-Producer
Milan Stojanovic

Cinematography
Dionysis Efthimiopoulos

Editing
Dounia Sichov

Original music
Onno

Set design
Dafni Koutra

Costume design
Vasilia Rozana

Sound
Yannis Antypas

Make up
Kyriaki Melidou

Produced by
Homemade Films, Sister Productions, Sense Production

With the support of 
Greek Film Centre, ERT, the CNC and the GFC – French-Greek Co-production Fund, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français, Film Center Serbia, Cineventure 3, SEE Cinema Network

World Sales
Jour de Fête

 

 

A Drowning Man

BY MAHDI FLEIFEL

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Cast
Atef Alshafei, Jalal Qaniry, Thymios Koukios, Rebih El-Saleous, Mounir Alkhateeb, Irene Aggelopoulou

World premiere
Official Selection – Competition – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Festivals / Awards: 
BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film, Toronto IFF, Dubai IFF – Best Short Film Award, Rotterdam IFF, Galway FF, Guanajuato IFF, Melbourne IFF,  Odense IFF,  Nara IFF, Reykjavík IFF, Athens IFF, Encounters Festival, Show Me Shorts!, BFI London Film Festival, Valladolid IFF, Edinburgh SFF, Rio de Janeiro ISFF, Asiana ISFF, Thessaloniki ISFF, Cinéma Tous Écrans, Cork FF, Festival Combat, Souq FF
24fps IFF, Bruxelles IFF, Festival des Arcs, London ISFF, Sudan IFF, EU Human Rights Film Days, Flickerfest, Reel Palestine, Miami ISFF, etc.

Short film, 15′,  DCP, Color, Denmark-UK-Greece 2017

Direction
Mahdi Fleifel

Script
Mahdi Fleifel

Cinematography
Vasco Viana

Editing
Michael Aaglund

Set and costume design
Alexia Theodoraki

Sound
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Dario Swade

Producers
Signe Byrge, Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel

Co-producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Final Cut for Real, Nakba Filmworks, Homemade Films

The Gulf

BY EMRE YEKSAN

32-year-old Erkan moves back to his family’s upper-middle class house in Izmir, after a year of misery caused by unemployment and a bitter divorce. Having no plans for the future, he befriends a group of loafers. His aimless drift takes an unexpected turn, when a terrible smell that comes from the gulf starts to spread over the city.

Cast
Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan

World Premiere
Venice IFF 2017 – Critics’ Week

Festivals / Awards
Rotterdam IFF, Hamburg IFF, Adana IFF, Sevilla IFF, Exground IFF, Crossing Europe EFF, etc.

Feature film, 114′, DCP, Color, Turkey-Germany-Greece 2017

Direction
Emre Yeksan

Script
Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke

Producer
Anna Maria Aslanoglu

Co-producers
Maria Drandaki, Dirk Engelhardt

Produced by
Istos Film, BirFilm, Kundschafter Filmproduktion, Homemade Films

With the support of
Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, World Cinema Fund, Greek Film Centre, Visions Sud Est

Limbo

BY KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI

semaine

The leopard shall lie down with the goat
The wolves shall live with the lambs
And the young boy will lead them
12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore

Cast
Felix Margenfeld, Angelos Ntanos, Lucjano Cani, Haris Fountas, Hristos Psihramis, David Szymczak, Nikos Kassavetis, Thomas Dimitropoulos, Constantinos Pattakos, Nikos Gouvelis, Angelos Kaldanis, Dimitris Xiros, Panagiotis Rapousis, Effi Rabsilber

World premiere
Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016

Festivals / Awards
Palm Springs Shortfest  2016 – Future Filmmaker Award, Curtas Vila do Conde 2016 – Best Fiction Film Award, Sarajevo IFF 2016 – Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for European Film Awards 2016, Milano IFF – Best Short Film Award, Brazil Curta Cinema ISFF – Best International Short Film & Best Director Award, Tirana IFF – Best Short Film Award, Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht Berlin – Night Award, Minimalen SFF – Best Film Award, Festival International du Film Fantastique Geradmer – Best Short Film Award, Richmond FF – Best Short Film, Director & Screenplay Awards, Regensburg Filmwoche – Best Short Film Award, Nevada Women’s Film Festival – Best Short Film Award, Akbank SFF – Best Short Film Award, Los Angeles Culture FF – Best Director & Cinematography Awards, SOMA FF – Best Short Film, New Renaissance FF – Best Short Film, Queens World FF – Best Cinematography Award, etc.
Nominated for the European Film Academy Award 2016
Best Short Film Hellenic Film Academy Award 2017

 

Short film, 29′ 50″,  DCP, Color, France-Greece 2016

Direction
Konstantina Kotzamani

Script
Konstantina Kotzamani

Cinematography
Yorgos Karvelas

Editing
Yannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Lawrence English

Set design
Dafni Kalogianni

Costume design
Vasileia Rozana

Sound
Nikos Exarhos, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Lionel Guenoun

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Ron Dyens

Produced by
Sacrebleu Productions, Homemade Films, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image Animée, France Télévisions, Greek Film Centre, ERT S.A., OTE TV, PROCIREP ANGOA

www.limboshortfilm.com

Interruption

by Yorgos Zois

INTERRUPTION LOGO

A post modern theater adaptation of a Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater of Athens. Like every night, the guests take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the lights on stage go out. Seven young people, carrying guns, stand up from the audience and come up on stage. They introduce themselves as the Chorus of the tragedy and they invite people from the audience to participate on stage. Gradually, reality and fiction blend. The audience doesn’t realize if this is part of the play. The play will come to its end at the usual time. Until then art will be interrupted by life.

Cast
Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Sofia Kokkali, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Hristos Karteris, Romanna Lobats, Angeliki Margeti, Natassa Brouzioti, Aineias Tsamatis, Constantinos Voudouris, Maria Kallimani, Areti Seidaridou, Spyros Sidiras, Christos Sougaris, Alexandros Sotiriou, Elena Topalidou, Maria Filini, Vasilis Andreou, Daphne Ioakimidou-Patakia, Alexia Kaltsiki, Effi Rabsilber, Christos Stergioglou, Labros Filippou, Nikos Flessas

World premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2015 – Orizzonti Competition

Festivals / Awards
Torino IFF 2015, Mumbai IFF 2015, Thessaloniki IFF 2015, Kolkata IFF 2015, Goa IFF 2015, Palm Springs IFF 2016, Istanbul IFF 2016, Vilnius IFF 2016, Cyprus Film Days 2016, Catania FF 2016, LAGFF 2016, Pula IFF 2016, Sarajevo IFF 2016, Festival of Film Critics Camera Action 2016, Skopje IFF 2016, Sao Paulo IFF 2016, Hellas FilmBox FF – New Vision Award, etc.
Best First Film Director Hellenic Film Academy Award 2016

World press
Interruption is one of the most intelligent films I have seen lately and Yorgos Zois is one of the most unique voices in European Cinema today.”
— Ruben Östlund

Interruption takes Greek myths to tantalizing levels. My reaction was visceral and then I read up on Oresteia to see how amazing and genius Interruption really is. 10/10
— Bruce Fessier, USA TODAY

“Or we can bring to the extreme provocation of Zois, and see an image that is no longer the sign of a representation that does not belong to us but a reflection of an obscure mirror, as if the image was a black hole that attracts itself to the viewer who gets lost within it, until each of us becomes figure, ghost, opaque stain in black: and then the question that we should ask before the screen is no longer ‘what we see is real?’, but ‘are we really us real?'”
— Michele Sardone, Film parlato

“Watched Interruption by Yorgos Zois, really interesting Meta take on Oresteia.”
— Romain Gavras

Interruption proposes an ensemble of interesting actors, helped greatly by the complexity of their ambiguous identity on stage. Alexandros Vardaxoglou plays the god-like director, but his identity will soon evolve, stressing again and again the unpredictability of Zois’ beautifully layered screenplay. In other parts, Maria Kallimani, Alexia Kaltsiki, Christos Stergioglou and Maria Filini have their moments of glory in front of Yannis Kanakis’ fluid camera, which uses darkness and light to blur the boundaries between the stage and the audience”
— Stefan Doboiou, Cineuropa

“There is something paradoxical in the film that is such a clever metaphor of contemporary world that uses a form associated with ancient times. There is something bizarre in the fact, that it’s piece of art suspended between theater and film, stressing fakeness of the world portrayed on the screen and it’s still talking about social moods so close to ours. Despite all those walls of distance built from Greek dramas, theatrical environment and demanding narration, we are in the middle of our world, observed so accurately by the director. We are watching a film weaved from wise message, unusual form and dare-devil way of storytelling.”
— Urszula Lipińska, Stark Magazine

Feature film, 110′, DCP, Color, Greece-France-Croatia 2015

 

 

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Direction
Yorgos Zois

Script
Yorgos Zois with the collaboration of Vassileios Kyriakopoulos

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Camera
Yorgos Karvelas

Editing
Yannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Sylvain Chauveau

Soundscapes+drones
Novi_sad

Set design
Spyros Laskaris

Costume design
Zorana Meic, Eva Goulakou

Sound
Hrvoje Petek, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Aris Louziotis, Hervé Buirette

Make up
Anne-Valérie Chiabaut

Hair
Angeliki Balodimou, Lefteris Paraskevas

Co-producers
Theodora Valenti-Pikrou, David Danesi, Victoria Sankina, Filippos Marmoutas, Panos Papadopoulos, Jean-Yves Rousseaux, Sylvain Fage

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Elie Meirovitz, Sinisa Juricic

Produced by
Pan Entertainment, EZ Films, JDP in association with Nukleus Film, NOVA, Marni Films, Cinephase, Digital District, Post Faust Ltd, Prosenghisi Ltd, Squaredsquare Films, Homemade Films with the support of the Greek Film Centre, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image Animée, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français, HAVC, TorinoFilmlab, CNC Award – Cinelink Sarajevo Film Festival, Piraeus Bank and OPAP

www.interruptionfilm.com

A Blast

by Syllas Tzoumerkas

BLAST LOGO

Maria is running away on the highway. She is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Her crazy, accelerating course will stop at nothing.

Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue: she is determined to sweep away everything she has ever cared for. Maria’s tragic tale of ascent to redemption is narrated through bits of the present that become tangibly interwoven with fragments of the past, creating a dazzling and devastating mural of contemporary Greece.

Cast
Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Yorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou

World premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2014  – International Competition

Festivals / Awards
Sarajevo IFF 2014 – International Competition, BFI London IFF 2014 – Dare, Rotterdam IFF 2015 – Limelight, Karlovy Vary IFF 2015 – Critics’ Choice: VARIETY’s 10 Directors to Watch, A.F.I. American Film Institute – European Film Showcase 2015, Hamburg Filmiest 2014, Seattle IFF 2015 – New Directors, São Paulo IFF 2014 – Nuevos Diretores, Hong-Kong IFF 2015, Joenju IFF 2015 – Fallen Myths – A Tribute to Greek New Wave, Athens IFF 2015 – Best Debut by an Actress Award – Maria Filini, Prishtina IFF 2016 – F.I.PRES.CI. Award, Tallinn Black Nights 2014, New Horizons 2014, Kolkatta IFF 2015, Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2014, Istanbul IFF 2015, Taipei IFF 2015, Haifa IFF 2015, Crossing Europe EFF 2015, Festival Cinematografico Internacional del Uruguay 2015, Espoo Cine 2015, Otranto FFF 2015 – Critics’ Prize, Ljubljuana IFF 2015, Tofifest 2015,, Luxembourg City IFF 2015, Cyprus Film Days 2015, Thessaloniki IFF 2015, Lichter Filmfest 2015, Rome Independent IFF, Marfa IFF 2015, Mucas IFF 2015, This Human World IFF 2015, etc.

World Press
“A black, bleak, urgently contemporary film. The frantic, unsettling and intriguing record of a woman’s journey, Syllas Tzoumerkas’ charged personal diatribe against an economic system seemingly designed first to make people, and then to break them.”
Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“Syllas Tzoumerkas’ striking soph feature tackles Greece’s ongoing financial crisis with aggressive gusto.”
Guy Lodge, VARIETY

“A punchy, difficult, allegorically urgent Greek tragedy. In A Blast, a narrative of personal liberation becomes a political allegory of powerful pessimism. Maria, like her country, may escape the shackles of unfair debt and struggle and poverty, but she can only do it by outrunning her pursuers, leaving a destabilized family behind and eventually facing the future in a state of staggering aloneness. (…) Tzoumerkas refuses to portray Maria as anything so uncomplicated as a victim. Maria is explicitly a woman – wife, daughter, mother, sister – and some of the scenes of most urgent, shocking power come from quieter moments when she simply, clearly negates or repudiates one of those prescribed roles”
Jessica Kiang, Indiewire & the Playlist

“If you ever wanted your own everyday saga of interpersonal collapse to be interpreted as a sexually heated, hyperkinetic, breathless action-thriller, then chances are it would look very much like A Blast, which takes all of the outwardly mundane rites of family life and refracts, intensifies and heightens them by seizing primarily just upon the peaks and nadirs, shifting back and forth in time to create an expressionist portrait of marital strife and psychological agitation that is more concerned with incendiary impact than polite plotting. The result often feels like A Woman Under the Influence as reinterpreted by early Nicolas Roeg.”
Travis Crawford, Fandor magazine

“Set against the volatile backdrop of the collapse of the Greek economy, Syllas Tzoumerkas’ freewheeling and full-on drama is a shrill expression of anger, driven forcefully and with a certain fearlessness by a striking lead performance by Angeliki Papoulia as a free-spirited woman who reaches the end of her tether. Syllas Tzoumerkas keeps the film tense and edgy as it spirals towards a moody almost existential ending.”
Mark Adams, Screen Daily

“Tzoumerkas directs each scene to its boiling point, resulting to montage sequences that stay in mind for long. Angeliki Papoulia, one of the most fearless European actresses, plays Maria without emergency breaks.”
Oliver Koever, Der Spiegel

“Filmmaker Syllas Tzoumerkas has condensed the Greek crisis into a superb drama of one woman’s journey of self-discovery. Tzoumerkas’ wild, anarchic style reminds us of the young Fatih Akin with his depiction of a society driven „against the wall“ by its own parental generation.”
 D.Kothenschulte, Frankfurter Rundschau

“An angry film that speaks its heart”.
Joost Booren, De Filmkrant

“A uniquely intelligent, unprecedented portrait that reveals the moods, secrets and deep divisions that run in societies in times of crisis. There has never been such a powerful film about it before”.
Janusz WroblewskiPolityka

“The most interesting thing in Tzoumerkas’ work is also the most universal: the rejection of illusion. We don’t really know what to do next, still it’s worth opening our eyes, regardless the price. ”
 Pawel T. Felis, Wyborcza

Feature film, 83′, DCP, Color, Greece-Germany-Netherlands-Italy 2014.

 

Direction
Syllas Τzoumerkas

Script
Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali

Cinematography
Pantelis Mantzanas

Editing
Kathrin Dietzel

Original music
Drog_A_Tek

Set design
Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Costume design
Marli Aliferi

Sound
Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Co-producers
Constantina Stavrianou, Theodora Valenti-Pikrou, Mario Mazzarotto, Rena Vougioukalou, Panos Papadopoulos

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker

Produced by
Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films, Greek Film Center, Nederlands Film Fonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Pan Entertainment, Graal S.A., Marni Films, Mamoko Entertainment, Prosenghisi Ltd, Movimento Film production, in collaboration with ZDF/ARTE, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nipkow Programm, Eurimages co-production development award, Cinelink – Sarajevo Film Festival

Distribution / Theatrical Releases
Greece (Strada), the Netherlands (Filmfreak), Germany (Real Fiction), Poland (Against Gravity), Denmark (Ost for Paradis), North Macedonia (KT Films), Switzerland (Spot on Distribution), Australia (Bonsai Films), Iceland (Bioparadis), USA (Indiepix), etc.

www.ablastfilm.com

 

Out of Frame

by Yorgos Zois

OUT OF FRAME

In Greece the advertisement in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a result there are hundreds of blank billboards that don’t show any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And we are out of frame.

World premiere
Venice IFF 2012 – Orizzonti Competition – Best European Short Film Award

Festivals / Awards
Ghent IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012, FIFE 2013, Tetouan IFF 2013, Cortisonici 2013, Bradford IFF 2013, Courtisane SIFF 2013, Hamburg SIFF 2013, Curtas Vila do Conde 2013, Sydney IFF 2013, Huesca IFF 2013, dokument ART 2013-Best Film Award, Brest ISFF 2013, Leuven ISFF 2013.
Nominated for Best Short film of the European Film Academy Awards 2012.

Short Film, 10′, DCP, Color, Greece 2012.

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Image editing/Sound design
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Novi_sad

Sound 
Yorgos Chronis, Aris Athanassopoulos, Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original idea
Marisha Triantafyllidou

Producers
Yorgos Zois
, Maria Drandaki

Production
SquaredSquare, Homemade Films with the support of the Greek Film Centre

www.outofframefilm.com

Paradise

by Panagiotis Fafoutis

thess

The members of carnival float crew Paradise, dressed up as Adam and Eve, exotic birds, creepy crawly snakes and juicy red apples, take part in their local carnival, dancing to samba and techno under the drizzling rain.

Marianna returns to Greece on a whim to surprise her boyfriend, secretly plotting to stay with him forever, while Nikos is using the carnival as an excuse to confess his love to his unsuspecting boss. Eugenia hesitates to tell her daughter about her clandestine romance with the much younger carnival crew leader, while Ilias has no qualms about begging his estranged wife to come home. In the midst of carnival madness, four duets are staking their claim on their own private Paradise…

Cast
Natassa Zagka, Mihalis Fotopoulos, Constantinos Avarikiotis, Christos Loulis, Olia Lazaridou, Erricos Litsis, Maria Skoula, Andreas Konstantinou, Lila Baklesi, Vaggelis Alexandris, Thanassis Vlavianos, Liza Neohoriti

Festivals / Awards
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011- International Competition, Cyprus Film Days 2012, Sao Paolo IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012.
2 Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Feature Film, 105’, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2011.

Direction/Script
Panagiotis Fafoutis

Cinematography 
Yorgos Papandrikopoulos

Editing 
Panos Voutsaras

Original music 
George Pallikaris (aka GPal)

Set design
Pinelopi Valti

Costume design
Ioanna Tsami

Sound
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Aris Louziotis, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Panos Voutsaras, Costas Varibopiotis

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Pan Entertainment, Greek Film Center, ERT S.A., Nova, Graal, Accelere, Panagiotis Fafoutis, Homemade Films with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Casus Belli

by Yorgos Zois

CASUS LOHO

All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues. The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next one, thus creating an enormous human line. But at the end of the line, it all begins backwards again…

146 actors, among them
Marisha Triantafyllidou, Tzeni Theona, Iris Ponkena, Hlias Goyiannos, Alekos Vassilatos, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, Lampros Filippou, Yorgos Biniaris

World premiere
Venice IFF 2010 – Orizzonti

Festivals / Awards
Drama ISFF (6 Awards including Best Short Film), Amiens IFF 2010, Gijon IFF 2010, Rotterdam IFF 2011, Clermont Ferrand ISFF 2011, Gulf ISFF 2011 (Best International Short Film), Leiden International Short Film Experience 2011 (Best Short Film Award), Short Shorts 2011, Palm Springs ShortFest 2011, LA Shortfest 2011, Guanajuato IFF 2011 – SIGNIS jury Special Mention, Melbourne IFF 2011.
Best Short Film Award by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Short Film, 11′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010.

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Editing
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Set design
Pinelopi Valti

Costume design
Kika Karabela

Sound
Aris Athanassopoulos

Sound design
Novi_sad

Special effects
Yorgos Kakavelakis / Nikos Moutselos

Make up
Alexandra Myta

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Production
Pan Entertainment, ERT SA, SquaredSquare, 2:35, Homemade Films

www.casusbellifilm.com

Homeland

by Syllas Tzoumerkas

HOMELAND LOHO

Homeland is the story of a country and a family in free fall. Three generations of a family (the 50s generation, the one growing up during the restoration of Democracy in the 70s, and the generation of today) clash irrevocably over an adoption they decided to make 20 years ago.

Cast
Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Errikos Litsis, Youla Boudali, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Christos Passalis, Despina Georgakopoulou, Yorgos Valais, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Maria Kallimani

World premiere
Venice IFF 2010 – Critics’ Week

Festivals / Awards
Athens IFF (Best 1st Film Director Award), Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010, Goteborg IFF 2011, Monaco CIFF (Best Director Award), Istanbul IFF 2011, Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Voices IFF 2011, Era New Horizons IFF 2011, FIC Valdivia 2011, Manaki Brothers ICFF 2011, Mar del Plata IFF 2011, etc.

5 Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy including Best 1st Film Director.

World Press
“This is a film that dares to interweave a heavy individual tale with social evolution, a film that is challenging in terms of both art and politics, and that on top of all this manages to maintain high artistic qualities. Doesn’t that sound like exactly the sort of thing that nagging writers are always going on about? Viola! The feature debut of young Syllas Tzoumerkas has it all. It tells the story of a family tragedy afflicting three generations of a Greek family, while interweaving the nation’s history from the junta years of the 1960s, past the leftist 1970s and right up to the student revolts of today. Several aspects of Greek society are in for a beating; the patriarchy, the family and sanctimonious politics. You have to pay attention – as there are some chronological leaps here – but the viewer who stays alert will be richly rewarded.”
Gunnar Bolin, Sveriges Radio

Feature Film, 107′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010.

 

 

Direction
Syllas Tzoumerkas

Script
Syllas Tzoumerkas & Youla Boudali

Cinematography
Pantelis Mantzanas

Editing
Panos Voutsaras

Original music
Drog_A_Tek

Production design
Mayou Trikerioti

Sound
Aris Louziotis, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Panos Voutsaras, Costas Varybopiotis

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Thanos Anastopoulos

Production
Fantasia Ltd, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA, Pan Entertainment, Ηomemade Films, DANZAprojekt with the support of support of G.S. MA.TH.

www.homelandfilm.gr