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Costa Gavras, "ADULTS IN THE ROOM"

Costa Gavras in the shooting of Adults in the RoomBehind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out.

A universal theme: a story of people at the mercy of cruel circumstances, trapped in an inhuman network of power.

The pitiless circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded.

A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them.

A tragedy in the Ancient Greek sense: the characters are not good, or evil, but driven by the consequences of their own conception of what it is right to do.

An Ancient Greek tragedy for our very modern time.

CREDITS

Directed byCosta Gavras (CV)
ScreenplayCosta Gavras
CinematographyGiorgos Arvanitis
EditingLambis Haralambidis
Art DirectorSpyros Laskaris, Philippe Chiffre
Costume DesignAgis Panagiotou
Sound RecordingNikos Papadimitriou
CastChristos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Valeria Golino, Ulrich Tukur, Christos Stergioglou, Adrian Frieling, Daan Schuurmans, Colin Stinton, Francesco Acquaroli, Aurélien Recoing
Executive ProducerView Master Films
ProductionKG Productions (France)
ProducersAlexandre Gavras, Manos Krezias, Costas Lambropoulos, Michèle Ray-Gavras
Co-producersODEON, France Télévisions, Wild Bunch
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Marios Piperides "SMUGGLING HENDRIX"

Yiannis, a faded musician who is about to leave Cyprus for a better life abroad, sees his plans turned upside down when his dog runs away and crosses the Buffer Zone that separates the "Greek South" from the "Turkish North". Can he smuggle him back in?

CREDITS

Directed byMarios Piperides
ScreenplayMarios Piperides
CinematographyChristian Huck
Sound RecordingJohaness Doberenz
Art DirectorMichalis Samiotis
Costume DesignMaria Karapouliou
MusicKonstantis Papakonstantinou
CastAdam Bousdoukos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Ozgur Karadeniz, Fatih Al
ProductionView Master Films (Greece), Pallas Film GmbH (Germany), A.M.P. Film Works Ltd (Cyprus)
Co-production supportedEurimages Fund, Funding Programme GFC - CNC
 
Currently in post-production
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Panayotis Portokalakis, "INTERROGATION"

InterrogationWhen a violent and full of anger girl, Marina, is left by her partner she realizes that the relationship with her father is poisoning her attitude.

She decides to research the past of her troubled from Junta father. She discovers that her father avoided being present in his torturer's trial in order to "bury his trauma".

She will seek the torturer and bring the two men together. The discovery of the past will traumatize the already suffering father-daughter relationship.

The discovery of the different point of view of pain through the generations will help her see the compassion her father’s choice to bury the past and restart his life.

CREDITS

Directed byPanayotis Portokalakis (CV)
ScreenplayPanayotis Portokalakis, Ilias Maglinis
CinematographyPanayotis Vassilakis
Art DirectorPanagiota Kokkorou
Costume DesignIoanna Tsami
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
CastPenelope Tsilika, Yorgos Kentros, Maria Katsandri, Andreas Konstantinou, Themis Panou, Giannis Samsiaris, Giorgos Biniaris, Ilias Maglinis, Giorgos Ziovas
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Lambropoulos
 
Currently in post-production
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Daphne Charizani, "FRIENDLY FIRE"

the story of a strong and full of confidence young woman who wishes to come to terms with her past while she has already begun a new life.

She chooses from the beginning a doomed route which indeed offers her new, different perspectives.

CREDITS

Directed byDaphne Charizani (CV)
ScreenplayDaphne Charizani
CinematographyFalko Lachmund
Art DirectorYoula Zoeopoulou
Costume DesignJutta Kramer
Sound RecordingAris Athanasopoulos
CastAlmila Bagriacik, Christoph Letkowski, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Gonca De Haas, Maryam Boubani, Zubeyde Bulut, Lucas Prisor, Judith Neumann, Yiannis Niaros, Marios Kritikopoulos, Diana Ak, Ferhat Keskin
Line ProducerVassilis Tzanidis
ProductionPallas Film GmbH
ProducersThanassis Karathanos, Yorgos Kyriakos, Costas Lambropoulos, Martin Hampel, Viola Fuegen, Michael Weber
Co-producersView Master Films
 
Currently in post-production
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Nikias Chryssos "A PURE PLACE"

This is the story of two siblings (Irina, Paul) who grow in the strict environment of a crypto-religious organization on a Greek island where everything is around purity.

The mysterious Fust, leader of the community, approaches Irina which results in the little's brother revolution against Fust and the organization which threatens his relationship with his sister.

CREDITS

Directed byNikias Chryssos
ScreenplayNikias Chryssos
CinematographyYoshi Heimrath
EditingCarsten Eder
Art DirectorSpyros Laskaris
Costume DesignAnna Wubber
Sound RecordingMarc Parisotto
CastSam Louwyck, Greta Bohacek, Claude Heinrich, Daniel Straber, Daniel Fripan, Wolfgang Ceczor, Lena Lauzemis, Mariella Josephine Aumann, Chara Mata Giannatou, Adrian Frieling, Vassiliki Troufakou
Executive ProducerView Master Films
ProductionViolet Pictures UG (Germany)
ProducersAlexis Von Wittgenstein, Costas Lambropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
Co-producersView Master Films
 
Currently in post-production
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Yianna Americanou "Brothers"

A wall does not make a children's bedroom and a roof does not turn a house into a home.

A man and a woman do not make a family and siblings are not always bonded by blood. A son is dreaming, a father is hoping but a home is actually more of a place in someone's heart.

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Dimitris Koutsiabasakos, "DROMOI"

KilaDaniel, a German teenager, is sent to Greece, in a youth detention center. There, in an abandoned village of Evros, near the Turkish borders, faces a foreign natural and human environment. Daniel experiences new emotions to him and has to give solutions to difficult dilemmas... his final decision will surprise everyone.

CREDITS

Directed byDimitris Koutsiabasakos (CV)
ScreenplayPanagiotis Christopoulos, Dimitris Koutsiabasakos, Glykeria Patramani, Yiannis Tsiros
CinematographyGiannis Fotou
Art DirectorEleni Dagaki
Costume DesignEleni Dagaki
Sound RecordingDimitris Athanassopoulos
CastNikolas Kisker, Vassilis Koukalani, Marlen Kaminski, Kostis Kallivretakis, Alexandros Liakopoulos, Filopatir Morgkas, Kostis Seiradakis, Vanessa Christodoulou, Nikos Gounadakis, Christos Stefanou
Head of DevelopmentEffie Skrobola
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Lambropoulos
 
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 post-production
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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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Alexis Alexiou, "MIDDLE EARTH"

What does Lena listen to on her tiny voice recorder when she's out jogging? Who's that calling Middle Earth? How do you tell a big lie? Where the hell's Modesto? How long has it been since Tasos had a holiday? Does Jesus save, when push comes to shove?

View the Moodboard of the film.

CREDITS

Directed byAlexis Alexiou (CV)
ScreenplayAlexis Alexiou, Afroditi Nikolaidou
ProductionView Master Films
Co-productionTwenty Twenty Vision (Germany), Senorita Films (France)
 
With the supportFunding Programme GFC - CNC, MEDIA programme of the European Union
 
Currently in post-production
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Antonis Glaros, "SEA OF LOVE"

Refugees of the past and present time meet in the Mediterranean Sea, a sea that divides but mainly binds us together.

CREDITS

Directed byAntonis Glaros (CV)
ScreenplayPanagiota Anastasopoulou, Antonis Glaros
 
Currently in development
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Michael A. Nickles, "ABOUT TIME"

Miltos Kavanas is in his early forties but still lives with his parents in their small Greek village. Daily life has a predictable routine: Miltos cooks and cares for his debilitated father, listens to his mother complain, and drives a taxi at night. Time is ticking, and life is passing him by. Until--

Hollywood arrives. Miltos' cousin Kia is working on a film being shot on the island. The entire village is excited to be part of it, and many of them work as extras. Miltos is given a job as the personal driver for the film's young star Lily Greenwell.

Lily is a beautiful ingénue in her early twenties. She's been a star since she was a small child and always travels with her manager/mother Vivian. Lily is at a turning point in her young life - unbeknownst to her mother, she wants to quit acting and go to college. This may be her last film.

The film shooting on the island - FORGET ME NOT - is a romantic comedy set in 1962. Lily's character Janet and her fiancé Dimitri have "eloped" to the island to get married. An accident occurs and Janet is knocked unconscious. She awakens to discover that she's lost her memory - she doesn't recognize Dimitri and has no recollection of arriving on the island. To the dismay of Dimitri and his entire family, the wedding is called off.

The film-within-our-film is being directed by a very high-strung director, Brad Moore. In a fit of panicky rage, Brad fires his choreographer. There is no one to teach Lily the dance sequences needed to complete the film. These include several difficult Greek dances and a romantic waltz.

Miltos Kavanas is the best dancer on the island. His father once held that title, but Parkinson's Disease has taken that away from him. Now he can barely stand or walk without Miltos' assistance. When the film production seeks a replacement for their choreographer, Miltos is asked to step into the position. At first Miltos resists - he has no time. Caring for his parents is, in essence, a full-time job. But after some needling and cajoling, he is persuaded and begins teaching Lily how to dance. During these lessons Miltos and Lily forge an unusual friendship. Through dance, Miltos guides Lily toward becoming her own person. He reveals the underlying depth and beauty behind the traditional Greek dances. A Greek, he says, dances "as the person he thinks he is and the one he wants to become." Lily takes his teachings to heart and begins building the confidence she will need to stand up to her mother and live her own life.

Meanwhile, Miltos is struggling under the weight of his own family. Caring for his parents has forced him to put his own life on hold, including his love life. He secretly harbors a crush on his optometrist - a beautiful Swedish expat named Georgina. For years he's pretended that his eyesight is terrible, all for the chance to spend a little time in her presence.

As the making of the film and Miltos' dance lessons continue, we follow BOTH stories: the intersecting BEHIND-THE-SCENES lives of Miltos and Lily AND the romantic-comedy plot of FORGET ME NOT, the movie-within-the-movie. Both stories enhance and reflect upon each other.

As the shooting continues, both Miltos and Lily find their lives changed dramatically. Lily discovers that her dream has come true - she has been accepted into an excellent university, and Miltos' father takes a sudden turn for the worse... Both Lily and Miltos must face their families to deal with their respective news. Eventually, in the film-within-the-film, Lily's character Janet regains her memory and reconnects with her fiancé. The wedding is back on! The wedding is a beautiful, traditional Greek ceremony with a huge reception in the central square. The entire village is invited - playing themselves as extras at the wedding - including Miltos, his family and...Georgina. The wedding reception segues into a wrap party for the film, and our two storylines finally merge.

Through their unlikely friendship, Mlitos and Lily are able to find the strength within themselves to change the course of their lives for the better.

The film plot concludes with Miltos dancing alone on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea - a tribute to his father, his heritage, and his own newfound freedom.

CREDITS

Directed byMichael A. Nickles (CV)
ScreenplayMichael A. Nickles, Julia Wall Nickles
ProductionView Master Films
 
Currently in development
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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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Filippos Tsitos "RECEPTIONS"

A tragicomic, balkan-carnival adaptation of Greece and the whole Europe. It is a film on how to fall apart with dignity.

CREDITS

Directed byFilippos Tsitos
ScreenplayFilippos Tsitos
ProductionView Master Films
 
Currently in development
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Feature film "O VASSILIS O ARVANITIS"

At the beginning of the 20th century, in a remote village of Lesvos Island, Turkish and Greek people have been living together for several years, the one as a master and the other one with hope and the pain of the slavery.

In the borders between East and West, sea and earth, here and there, a boy is being born... a young man with special talents and natural wrath.

CREDITS

ScreenplayIrene Vachlioti, Panagiotis Kleidaras
ProductionView Master Films
Co-producersGreek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), KLAS FILMS (Bulgaria), Mediterranea Film (France)
 
Currently in development
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Tassos Psarras, "OLGA"

«The thought of describing what is left to my memory by my experiences and the events that I personally lived during 1940-1949 has slept through my mind several times.

»I am totally aware that I do not have writing abilities and I may not be able to describe properly the heroic battles of the fighters of the Greek Resistance and the political refugees.

»Still I see that, as years go by, there is the danger many of those events be forgotten or be misrepresented, especially by people who are trying to re-evaluate and re-adjust those events and present them adjusted to their new beliefs.»

—Olga

CREDITS

Directed byTassos Psarras (CV)
ScreenplayTassos Psarras
ProductionView Master Films
 
Currently in development
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Yelena Popovic "MAN OF GOD"

The story is about the troubled life of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the injustice rage of his enemies, while he declares the words of God and wishes kindness to everyone.

CREDITS

Directed byYelena Popovic
ScreenplayYelena Popovic
Co-producersSimeon Entertainment, View Master Films
 
Currently in development
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Documentary "RIGAS FERAIOS"

A story through Rigas Feraios eventful life from the beginning to the end in Belgrade.

CREDITS

ScreenplayNebojsa Bradic
ProductionView Master Films
 
Currently in development
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George Kotanidis "SEARCHING FOR NIKOS"

The real story of a controversial figure of the Left Party, the routes of the eventful life of Nikos Zachariadis, historical leader of the Greek Communist Party and executive of the International Communist Party.

CREDITS

Directed byGeorge Kotanidis
ScreenplayGeorge Kotanidis
Co-producersView Master Films, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation)
 
Currently in development
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Documentary "THE WIND OF FREEDOM"

Documentation film about the beginning of the Greek revolution on March 23rd 1821 in Kalamata; part of the Program «Kalamata 1821 – Routes of Freedom».

CREDITS

Co-financingCo-Financed by Greece and the European Union
 
Currently in development
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Alexandros Skouras "EVEREST"

A documentary about conquering the top of Everest mountain by two Greeks, Antonis Sikaris and Maik Eumorfidis.

CREDITS

Directed byAlexandros Skouras
ScreenplayMargarita Manda
CinematographyStefanos Aliprantis, Panagiotis Vasilakis
EditingNikos Vavouris
Sound RecordingVassilis Alexandris, Iason Theofanous
ProductionView Master Films
ProducersYorgos Kyriakos, Costas Lambropoulos
 
Currently in post-production
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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 Lambropoulos
 
With the supportGreek Film Centre
 
Currently in development
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Olga Malea, "THE MAKING OF MARIA"

The inspiring tale (TV series – 10 episodes) of the transformation of Maria Callas from an ugly duckling to a star, taking place during the 2nd World War.

CREDITS

Directed byOlga Malea (CV)
ScreenplayOlga Malea
ProductionView Master Films
 
Currently in development
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