Paradise

by Panagiotis Fafoutis

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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