Vassilis Tselemengos, "DANGEROUS COOKING"
This is the first feature film by Vassilis Tselemengos. The story is based on the novel written by Andreas Staikos.
Damocles is a famous chef, whose cooking is no longer popular. He feels lonely and unsatisfied. NANA comes into his life in a critical moment: he has decided to write a book on gastronomy and Nana is his muse.
His cooking turns into a complicated personal art, as it is a gift to Nana and a way to attract her.
Nana on the other hand poses for Fine Arts students and uses her beauty to survive. She is lonely and careless until the day she meets Damocles. Their relationship changes her life but it gradually makes her suffocate. However NANA finds a new love interest, when Dimitris moves to the building.
Dimitris is a young, volatile man with no special talents. He manages to cover his loneliness by pretending to be nervous and very busy. The couple next door is the center of is interest.
Dimitris creates an explosive atmosphere as he attempts to challenge Damocles cooking talent and tries to become a better chef. Nana turns, from an insignificant woman into a protagonist. Trying not to loose what luck has brought her, she "plays" a dangerous game becoming a femme fatale.
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF,) Cairo, 2009, International Competition
- 17th Greek Film Festival, Australia, 2010, screening
|Directed by||Vassilis Tselemengos|
|Costume Design||Maria Karapouliou|
|Sound Recording||Marinos Athanassopoulos|
|Cast||George Corraface, Katia Zygouli, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Theofania Papathoma, Mirto Alikaki|
|Producers||Costas Labropoulos, Dionyssis Samiotis, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Manos Krezias|
|Production||ODEON, Faliro House Productions, CL Productions, Greek Film Centre, Multichoice Hellas/NOVA|
|With the support||MEDIA programme of the European Union|
|Theater Release||February 4, 2010|
|2009, 35mm, color, 100', Dolby Digital|