ELECTRIC SWAN

BY KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI

Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador 2050, a building moves and the ceiling shivers, causing a strange nausea that devours its residents. Those who live on the top are afraid they’ll fall – the ones who live beneath are afraid they’ll drown.

Cast
Carlos Aduviri, Nelly Prince, Elisa Massino, Nikita Zuckerberg, Susana Pampín

Short film, 40′, DCP, Color, France-Argentina-Greece 2019

Direction
Konstantina Kotzamani

Script
Konstantina Kotzamani

Cinematography
Roman Kasseroller

Editing
Smaro Papaevangelou

Set design
Lucia Carnicero

Costume design 
Greta Ure

Sound
Simon Apostolou, Persefoni Miliou, Virginia Scaro

Line producers
Victoria Marotta, Caroline Demopoulos

Producers
Emmanuel Chaumet, Caroline Demopoulos

Αssociate Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Ecce Films, Un Puma, Homemade Films, ARTE France, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image Animée

Quicksand is a psychological drama, set in two differing worlds that main character Suze is torn between: a dazzling big city and a quiet small island. It tells the story about an intriguing mother-daughter relationship and its repercussions for three generations of women.

Suze lives a warm-hearted, quiet life on an island in the north of the Netherlands with her husband Lucas and bubbly six-year-old daughter Juul. When her colourful, extravagant mother Helena all of a sudden pays a visit to inform her daughter that she’s ill, Suze slowly relapses into severe compulsive behaviour. When she finally realises the suffocating nature of their relationship, Suze makes an emotional but liberating choice.

Feature film in development. The Netherlands, Estonia, Greece.

Direction
Margot Schaap

Script
Margot Schaap

Producer
Ellen Havenith

Co-producers
Maria Drandaki, Katrin Kissa

Produced by
PRPL, Homeless Bob Productions, Homemade Films

With the support of 
Netherlands Film Fund, Estonian Film Institute, Greek Film Centre, Media – Creative Europe