THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA AT BFI LONDON
29 Aug 2019
Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea in wonderful company @ BFI London – Dare Section in October 2019!
City cop Elisabeth (Angeliki Papoulia) is caught up in a botched Athens bust and exiled to the remote town of Mesolongi, where she is now the local police chief. After an apparent suicide shakes the town, Elisabeth is plunged into a sleazy and violent conspiracy involving a vicious club owner, his depressed sister and an assortment of bent officials and hard-living locals. Combining an extravagant visual style, including flashes of surreal and perverse religious imagery, this singular vision from Tzoumerkas (who co-wrote Suntan) is certainly not for the faint hearted. Violent and explicit, fiercely committed to its own oblique narrative and nightmarish imagery, Tzoumerkas’ film cements his status as one of the most exciting young directors to emerge from the thriving Greek film scene. – Paul Ridd
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