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Thodoris Atheridis "PERFECT STRANGERS"

Each one of us has got three lives: a public, a personal and a secret one. At a time, our lives were safe in our memories and our personal files. Today they are locked in our cell phone sims. What if this small plastic object could talk? What would it reveal? How much does this "black box" of our iives define us?

The story unfolds during a full moon night. Martha, the psychologist, proposes to play a game...

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Dimitris Tsilifonis "DO IT YOURSELF (DIY)"

The creative team strongly suggests to avoid reading the following. Nevertheless the marketing team deems it a necessity.

Literally two minutes into the film a (minor?) plot twist takes place. Which by the way, we've already ruined, cause now you will be already suspicious when watching it for the first time. I mean it's not that huge, but I'd prefer if you didn't read any further. Anyway.

A few minutes before his death, Alkis Vidalis (Konstantinos Aspiotis), a low ranking member of the Greek mob narrates to us in a vlog, how a prominent Athenian figure was framed for crimes he never committed. Alkis turns off the camera. He isn't in his house, but imprisoned in a film studio. The self proclaimed director/gangster Peter (Makis Papadimitriou) takes the video and leaves the room. Alkis smudges off the fake blood from his face. He is not in any way injured, but only has a few minutes left before Peter returns and kills him.

CREDITS

Directed byDimitris Tsilifonis
ScreenplayDimitris Tsilifonis
CinematographyAngelos Papadopoulos
EditingLampis Haralambidis
Art DirectorMaria Papadimitriou
CastKonstantinos Aspiotis, Makis Papadimitriou, Panos Koronis, Mirto Alikaki, Argiris Xafis, Christos Loulis
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Labropoulos
Co-producersMultichoice Hellas/NOVA, ODEON
 
Currently in post-production
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Christos Georgiou "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

In a short distance from the protests in central Athens, Margarita, a 16 years old girl, holds an orange in her hand and prepares to throw it at the crate of police, parked a few meters below. Inside the crate George, father of Margarita, is preparing to quench the cake for his birthday with other colleagues around him singing "Happy Birthday."

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Jonathan English "DIAS - THE JAVELIN SQUAD"

Athens, present day: crippled by Greece's economic crisis, the city faces one of the worst crime waves in Europe. Gangs of armed men pour into the country to take advantage of the chaos and a series of violent robberies rocks Greece to its core. To combat the crime wave, a new police motorbike unit is launched, called DIAS. Its specialty is to deploy four heavily armed officers to any crime scene in under one minute.

Read the leaflet (PDF, 6.83 MB) of the film and watch the teaser trailer.

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Nicos Perakis, "SUCCESS STORY"

Against the backdrop of a country on the brink of crisis, two worlds collide: the over-heated bourgeois milieu of Pandoras, an intellectual psychiatrist with political ambitions, and the humbler, but no less ambitious world of Georgina, a beautiful child of the working-class, but also a talented actress whose career is taking off. Their personal and social convergence and conflicts play out in an atmosphere reminiscent of ancient Pompeian excesses. Over the six years, 2008-2014, when the country falls into economic ruin and social and political upheaval, we follow the protagonists as cast off their tamer drives and pass from love and enthusiasm into desperation, defeat, and brutal vengeance. We follow their story in the present, interwoven with individual flashbacks as they see their hopes and expectations dashed.

This is a film about the crises of interpersonal relationships, with heroes who are driven to their limits, as in ancient tragedies. But in contemporary Greece, tragedies can easily turn into comedies.

CREDITS

Directed byNicos Perakis (CV)
ScreenplayKaterina Bei
ProductionView Master Films
ProducerCostas Labropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
 
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Andreas Morfonios "JAMAICA"

Two brothers; Akis and Timos. Timos is a famous TV presenter and dies shortly. Akis is a civil servant and has never "lived" his life.

Akis and Tim, two estranged, stubborn brothers who have years to talk, meet again in their mother's funeral. Timos, the big brother, is a famous TV presenter and dies shortly. Akis, the little, is a civil servant and has never "lived" as he should. Akis, owes a lot of money in the bank. Under the pressure of his wife Popi, he decides to work for his brother in order to gain some money and two brothers are together again. When Akis learns about Timos serious illness he decides to support his brother, sacrificing his own life and Timos learns him how to live.

CREDITS

Directed byAndreas Morfonios
ScreenplayGeorge B. Feidas
StoryFanis Mouratidis
ProductionView Master Films
ProducerCostas Labropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
Co-productionERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation)
 
Currently in development
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Eleni Gasouka "HAIRPIN"

Black comedy among the woman and the Greek family.

In this movie we have the image of woman who plays a multiple role. At the same time she can be wife, housewife, worker, daughter, and -above all- mother. Sacrificing the female side but also her individuality, Aliki, our heroine of the script, is struggling to maintain the cohesion of the family.

Alice is an accountant around 50. Wife of an insignificant peers lawyer and mother of a 30 year old drug user. She lives with her sick father and her communist sister.

Alice left the big dream to become an opera singer to take care of her family. When she discovers that she has cancer finally decides to take her life in her hands and chase the big dream: become an opera singer!

CREDITS

Directed byEleni Gasouka
ScreenplayEleni Gasouka
ProductionView Master Films
ProducerCostas Labropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
 
Currently in development
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Dimitri Vorris "YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (YOLO)"

A different approach, for a major challenge: breast cancer

What happens when four women suffering from breast cancer occur in the hospital in New York? How they decide to face their lives from now on?

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Feature film "MIKIS, A LIFE IN MUSIC"

The film explores the extraordinary story of a composer and of a revolutionary personality, who through a superhuman resilience, through his unquenchable thirst to always test his boundaries and most of all through his music, became the most important influential Greek alive today.

CREDITS

ScreenplayAspa Kalliani, based on an idea by Nicholas Papandreou
ProductionCL Productions
Development supportedMEDIA Programme
 
Currently in development
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Panayotis Portokalakis, "INTERROGATION"

InterrogationIs it another story on the Greek Dictatorship? No, not exactly, the film's launching pint is the Junta... but it develops as a story on the adventures of the Body.

CREDITS

Directed byPanayotis Portokalakis (CV)
ScreenplayIlias Maglinis, Panayotis Portokalakis
Head of DevelopmentEffie Skrobola
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Labropoulos
 
With the supportGreek Film Centre
 
Currently in development
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Dimitris Koutsiabasakos, "ΚILA"

KilaDaniel, a juvenile delinquent from Germany, is packed off to a correctional facility in Greece in order to serve his time. At Kila, an abandoned village near the Turkish border, he will come face-to-face with a completely unfamiliar (to him, at least) environment.

In a failed attempt to escape, he will meet Nidal, a 7-year-old undocumented immigrant from Syria. Daniel brings Nidal back to Kila with him, temporarily sheltering him in one of the vacant houses in the village. When he finds out that Nidal's parents, along with few other immigrants, drowned in an attempt to cross the Greek border, Daniel will take him under his wing.

Little by little, his attentions become stifling and the child's life is put in danger. At the same time, Daniel's fear of other people and his unconscious need to feel protected and cared for rise to the surface.

Things take a dramatic turn, until Daniel finally realizes he's got a tough decision to make...

Read the leaflet (PDF, 914 KB) of the film.

CREDITS

Directed byDimitris Koutsiabasakos (CV)
ScreenplayGlykeria Patramani, Dimitris Koutsiabasakos
Head of DevelopmentEffie Skrobola
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Labropoulos
 
With the supportGreek Film Centre
 
The project has participated in the MFI Script 2 Film Workshop, in the Thessaloniki Crossroads (Thessaloniki Film Festival 2014) and in the When East Meets West market (Trieste, 2014)
 
Currently in development
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Fotos Lamprinos "THE GREAT UTOPIA"

The Great UtopiaThe fulfillment of the diachronic request-dream of Utopia is attempted by the Bolsheviks in October 1917. The majority of the Russians - who were bursting with an enthusiasm stimulated by the new regime - believed that Utopia was now a reality. In society, politics, education, art, even in the position of women.

Similar feelings shared millions of people outside the USSR. Many "modern pilgrims" rushed to visit and to admire the achievements.

However, the farmers, who were in a long standing struggle with the new regime, opposed to Collectivisation. The strong dispute led the new leadership under Stalin, to the destruction of the rural domestics and families and to the creation of a ghetto, pushing thus millions in absolute destitution. In just 5 years 3,5-5 million people from Ukraine and Southern Russia starved to death. There were even incidents of cannibalism.

Raw violence marked the end of Utopia. The theme of this film is the contradiction between the dream and the crime.

CREDITS

Directed byFotos Lamprinos
ScreenplayFotos Lamprinos
Head of DevelopmentEffie Skrobola
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Labropoulos
 
With the supportGreek Film Centre
 
Currently in development
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Alexandros Skouras "ELEFSINA"

"As Elias returns to Elefsina to search for his missing brother, he reunites with Stella. Her husband, however, needs her more than ever."

The film consists of three overlapping stories, each of which takes place in a prior plot-period in relation to the previous one.

Alexandros SkourasPORT: Andreas has passively accepted the relationship of his wife Stella with Elias. Not until after the death of his mother, does he realize that he has been left on his own and he decides to keep Stella close at all costs, reaching up to assassinate Elias.

ADVENT: After 10 years of self-exile, Elias returns to Elefsina to look for his missing brother, Makis, despite their poor relations. He manages to become accepted by his social environment and gradually usurps everything he had been deprived for so many years, as the house where he grew up, his brother's family and his former lover Stella. When the possible return of Makis, seems to threaten what he has conquered, his true nature emerges and ends up alone once again.

EXODUS: Makis lives the routine of a factory worker. With the birth of his son he needs to change direction in his life and that's why he tries to become a writer. As soon as his high expectations collapse, he loses control and becomes harmful to those around him. He decides to leave Elefsina, as his older brother had done some years ago, and take resort to Salamis. There he presents himself as a writer, appropriating his brother's identity and spiritual work. Gradually the "borrowed" dream weakens and Makis starts searching for his true identity. He finally returns back to Elefsina hoping for a new beginning.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The project participated in the 2015 Thessaloniki Film Festival, Co-Production Forum (Crossroads).
  • Initiative Film, the French consulting company in audiovisual development, represented by Isabelle Fauvel, will offer its services to the project, as an award.

CREDITS

Directed byAlexandros Skouras
ScreenplayAlexandros Skouras
Head of DevelopmentEffie Skrobola
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Labropoulos
 
With the supportGreek Film Centre
 
Currently in development
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