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Costas Kapakas, "PEPPERMINT"

30 years later Stefanos meets Marina at the funeral of his mother. They'll certainly have a lot to say to each other. Stefanos pulled out his first tooth by tying it to the door knob with a piece of string. His mother told him that if he threw it on the roof tiles a raven would bring him a ring. But he didn't wait. He stole one from his aunt's jewelry case and promised it to Marina, his first cousin. Kiss-kiss the grownups told them, but the cousins kissed on the mouth. Only during their adolescence things went too far. They had to break up...

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 1999:
    • Grand Prix for Best Feature Film
    • Best New Director (Costas Kapakas)
    • Best Script (Costas Kapakas)
    • Best Actress (Annie Loulou)
    • Best Editing (Takis Yannopoulos)
    • Best Music (Panayotis Kalatzopoulos)
    • Best Supporting Actor (Tassos Palatzidis)
    • Best Make up (Theano Kapnia)
    • Best Sound (Marinos Athanassopoulos)
    • The Audience award for best Greek film
  • Bronze Knight Award, GOLDEN KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2000
  • Award for Financial Support for Distribution, CINEMA MEDITERRANEEN MONTPELLIER FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL, 2000
  • GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, 2001:
    • Gold Medal Awarded by ANEC, the Italian National Association of Cinema Owners
    • Bronze Gryphon
  • CICAE Award, CINE JUNIOR Festival, 2001
  • Best Director Award, THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2001
  • Special Jury Award, WORLDFEST HOUSTON, 2001
  • Contemporary Greek Cinema, 2001, screening
  • Greek Cinema Days, 2002, screening
  • Greek Films of the 90's CINETECA DEL COMUNE DI BOLOGNA, 2002, screening
  • Euro-Mediterranean Celebrations (Intercultural Cultural Year), Cairo, 2008, screening
  • Cine Odyssee, Strasbourg, 2008, screening
  • Greek Film Festival, Tbilisi, 2008, screening
  • European Forum of Youth and Image, Paris, 2008, screening
  • Greek Cinema Days, Nuremberg, 2008, screening
  • Cinema Tribute to the Grrek Culture Institution, Cairo, 2009, screening
  • Cinema Festival, Cape Town, 2009, screening
  • European Film Festival, Jenda, 2009, screening
  • Greek Cinema Days, Hamburg, 2010, screening

CREDITS

Directed byCostas Kapakas
ScreenplayCostas Kapakas
CinematographyYannis Daskalothanassis
MusicPanayotis Kalatzopoulos
EditingTakis Yannopoulos
Art DirectorGiorgos Georgiou, Alexandra Horianopoulou
Costume DesignMaria Kontodima
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
CastGeorge Corraface, Giorgos Gerontidakis-Sempetadelis, Anny Loulou, Alexandros Mylonas, Markella Pappa, Nikoletta Vlavianou, Zoe Voudouri
Executive ProducerCostas Labropoulos
ProductionGreek Film Centre, Kapa Films, Cinegram SA, ERT SA Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
 
Theater ReleaseDecember 10, 1999
 
1999, 35mm, color, 105', Dolby Digital