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George Siougas, "BURNING HEADS"

Adonis, a 25 year old Russian immigrant, lives and works at a gas station in Larisa, a small town north of Athens. Ambitious and eager to climb the social ladder, he is also romantically involved with his boss's daughter, Natasa (20), who he plans to marries.

Our story begins with Adonis returning to Athens to introduce his bride to be to his mother Rina (55) and brother Lefteris (20), a schizophrenic. Adonis's visit unravels family dynamics and deep-running problems that haunt all of them: Lefteris yearns his brother's love while living through a part long gone, Adonis tries to overcome his guilt over Lefteris and deals with the consequences of rejecting his roots and Rina unwillingly suffocates Adonis over shadowing Lefteris.

"BURNING HEADS" is a story of three tragic characters who failed insiding redemption but at least they succeed in trying.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • L.A. Greek Film Festival, USA, 2011, screening
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 2011, screening
  • Greek Film Festival (Antipodes,) Australia, 2012, screening
  • NYC Greek Film Festival, USA, 2012, screening
  • London Greek Film Festival, UK, 2012, competition section:
    • Best Concept for Fiction Feature Award
    • Best Actor in Fiction Feature Film Award (Promitheas Aliferopoulos)
  • Alexandria Film Festival, Egypt, 2012, competition section:
    • Best Actor Award (Promitheas Aliferopoulos)
    • Certificate of Merit (Ioanna Tsirigouli)
  • San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA, 2012, screening
  • Ciné-Club Hellénique de Luxembourg, screening, 2014
  • Greek Film Retrospective in Toronto, Canada, 2013, screening
  • Panorama du Cinema Grec, Paris, 2013, screening

CREDITS

Directed byGeorge Siougas
ScreenplayVassilis Katsikonouris, Nikos Vouteniotis
CinematographyYannis Drakoularakos
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
Sets / CostumesEva Nathena
EditingYannis Tsitsopoulos
ProductionCL Productions, ODEON, Faliro House Productions, Greek Film Centre, FilmInMind
ProducersCostas Labropoulos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Manos Krezias, Dionyssis Samiotis
CastOmiros Poulakis, Promitheas Aliferopoulos, Ioanna Tsirigouli
ShootingMay 2010
DistributionODEON
 
Theater ReleaseSeptember 24, 2011
 
2011, 35mm, color, 100', Dolby Digital