Savage Lamb

Simos, a fifty-year-old Greek biologist, and Musa, a thirty-year-old political refugee from Gambia, meet and fall in love in 2016 Athens.

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Kala-a-zar

At the margins of a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life.

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Still River

Anna and Petros, a Greek couple who recently moved to an industrial Siberian town on account of Petros’ work, are shocked to discover Anna is pregnant with no prior intercourse. Did she cheat? Are they victims of a conspiracy? Or blessed with a miracle? Looking for a logical explanation to their situation, Petros starts distrusting Anna, who chooses to embrace the pregnancy, turning to religion to cope. Their previously unshakeable bond starts to falter and cracks begin to show, as their relationship becomes the battleground between the rational and the spiritual.

Set against the striking frozen landscapes of Siberia, “Still River” is a haunting, touching suspense drama about love, trust and faith struggling in the face of doubt.

Supported by the Greek Film Center, ERT S.A., MEDIA, Centre National Cinematographique and the National Film Center of Latvia.

Anna and Phaedra

(short/fiction)

Anna is a 30 year old actress who strives to be looked at. Phaedra is a 30 year old woman who doesn’t know what it means to look or to be looked at, as she was born blind.

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Birthday Party

(fiction / feature)

Markos Timoleon, an Onassis-like Greek tycoon, is celebrating his daughter’s 25th birthday on his private island. There, he will face an unpredictable chain of events that will threaten his dominance and shake his very existence.

 

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The Surface of Things

(feature / fiction)

 There is an urban legend in Athens about Errinyos, an ancient underground river that nobody every saw but which, one day during the 80’s, came back to life and swept a girl away. The newspapers wrote that she was a teenager, half Greek, who lived in the outskirts of the city and was found drowned in the sea, tied on a raft.

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Inside

(fiction / feature)

Igor, a man in his forties, finds himself trapped in luxurious art collector’s penthouse in Manhattan.

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Almost Morning

(feature / fiction)

Anna and Mattias are two perfect strangers. She is a 40-year-old Greek translator and he is a 70-year-old German pensioner.

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Λ. Π.

(documentary / feature)

A documentary about Lena Platonos, one of Greece’s most idiosyncratic musicians and one of the world’s forerunners in electronic music.

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The Harvesters

The Free State in South Africa is the last stronghold for the world’s smallest and Africa’s only white ethnic culture – the Afrikaners.

In a conservative rural culture where strength and masculinity are prized above all, Johan is set apart by his hidden homosexual nature feeling isolated by an insular community obsessed with family and ancestry.

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Sundays

(documentary / feature)

In 2008 Athanasios Avramis- one of the most well-known and respected Greek Orthodox priests in America- suffered a nervous breakdown, coming out of it with the idea that he never should have been a priest.

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Ikaros

(fiction / short)

Michalis has a plan and awaits. His father leaves. Now he is alone with a knife, his mother, his sister and his brother.

When I Grow Up

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SYNOPSIS

Forty different children, aged 6 to 9 from all over Greece, share their dreams for their future and what they dream of becoming when they grow up, with their unique sense of optimism, spontaneity and bursting imagination. In only 2′, each child takes us on a journey through its world, life, school, home, family and daily routine in the upbeat, innoscent and funny way of its own. At the same time, the show takes us on a journey all over Greece. From big cities to tiny villages, from picturesque islands to high mountains, we visit all the places where children grow, dream and make plans for their future, in what becomes a lively and joyful portrait of a whole country and its future generation.

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Click here to watch the episodes (no subtitles).

CREW

Director: Dora Masklavanou, Gregory Rentis

Camera: Claudio Bolivar, Giorgos Karvelas

Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Editing: Dora Masklavanou, Gregory Rentis

Music: Nikos Kypourgos

Line Pruducer: Leda Bouzoukou

Length in Minutes: 2’

Number of episodes: 40
First Broadcast by: NERIT

The Kids Are Alright

The kids are alright is a new music event we launched in 2014 with a focus on electronic music but totally open to any other sound that might fit to the artistic concept of each night.  We showcase international artists we admire but always support local acts from the emerging Greek music scene.So far we have invited the following artists:

 

EROL ALKAN//BUSY P//BREAK BOT//GHOST CULTURE//SHIT ROBOT//SURHAN//MARCUS MARR//TAKO//CHRISTIAN PANNEBOURG//CHEVY//DIMITRI PAPAIOANNOY//ECHOVOLT ROSTER//BΑD SPENCER//BLUE LAGOON//FEVER KIDS/Σtella

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The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us is an authentic, contemporary drama about the bombing of Belgrade in 1999. Ana, Sloba and Bojan: three different people, three different ways of hanging onto normal life in the most difficult of situations. The NATO bombings took place 15 years ago. Unfortunately still today similar wars continue to shake and divide Europe and the world. When will there finally be peace?
Every day Ana, Sloba and Bojan put their lives at great risk just by going to work. Their jobs are in, or next to, the national television building in Belgrade, which has become a strategic target for NATO and their attacks. All three force themselves to deal with the fear in order to hold on to their ordinary lives. But “ordinary” ceased to exist some time ago.
Every night Belgrade transforms from a vibrant city into a military target. While the bombs fall from the sky above, Ana, Bojan and Sloba struggle with the question: How can I survive and stay sane in this insane world?

festivals/ awards

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015 – Limelight Section – World Premiere

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DCP/HD – 2015 – Netherlands/Serbia – 97min – Color – Drama
Original language: Serbian

Directed by Marinus Groothof
Cast: Nada Šargin, Boris Isaković, Nikola Rakočević
Produced by CTM PICTURES/ Sander Verdonk Denis Wigman
Co-Producers: Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Art & Popcorn (Serbia), Heretic (Greece)

Pari

Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his parents at the airport in Athens. Pari and her older husband, Farrokh, both devout Muslims abroad for the first time, are ill prepared to search for their son in such an intimidating and alien environment. They start looking all over the city for any clue that might lead them to him. Soon, they reach a dead-end, and when Pari is forced to return to Iran, she does the unthinkable by deciding to continue her search alone.  Following the steps of her rebellious son in the darkest corners of the city, Pari will exhaust the hidden depths and strength of her own soul – to achieve more than a mother’s quest for her missing son.

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Directed by: Siamak Etemadi Cast: Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali Produced by: Heretic In co-production with: Le Bureau, The Chouchkov Brothers, Topkapi Supported by: MEDIA, Greek Film Center, ERT S.A., CNC, Nederlands Filmfonds, Bulgarian National Film Center. Winner CNC Development Award at CineLink 2015.

International Sales Heretic Outreach in collaboration with The Bureau Sales

Son of Sofia

(fiction / feature)

Athens 2004. The Olympic Games return to their country of origin and 10-year-old Misha leaves Russia to reunite with his mother, Sofia. She immediately announces they’ll be living with Mr. Nikos, an older Greek gentleman, whom Sofia has been hired to look after. When Sofia reveals the two of them are married, Misha feels utterly betrayed and runs away in a desperate plea for attention. Continue reading

Hungry Mouth

(fiction / feature)

A 26-year-old law student, working as a dog-trainer, storms into the world of an upper-class couple – a 55-year-old Professor of Law and his 45-year-old wife; using the basic dog-training principles he leads both of them to a cliffhanger, where they have to face the void of their lives.
The film echoes the basic concept of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Teorema” in a setting that brings in mind Woody Allen’s “Matchpoint”.

Supported by MEDIA development

Standing Aside, Watching

(fiction / feature)

Grey skies. Farmland. Old depots. An empty station.

A train arrives on the platform. None exits, except for Antigone, a young woman in her 30s. This is Th. a small Greek town, the place Antigone returns after many years of absence. Continue reading

My Friend Larry Gus

(documentary feature)

In 2009 Larry Gus -a “flowertonica” musician, as a journalist has described him-was found via myspace.com from the US based record label DFA, record label of LCD SOUND SYSTEM and SURAHN among others, and was asked to deliver a record for them. Larry left Barcelona and his studies and returned to his village to find peace and dedicate himself to his art.

Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

(fiction / feature)

A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat, but he’s got a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. When he finds himself without a home, he has to seek a shelter for his bird. Continue reading

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

(fiction / feature)

Antonis arrives to a hotel resort by the sea. It is winter time the hotel is closed and Antonis drifts around alone. He has a lot of time to kill. Until TV announces the disappearance of the famous anchorman Antonis Paraskevas…

Wasted Youth

(fiction / feature)

Summer in Athens. Heatwave blasts the city. A teenage skateboarder sets out for a normal day with his friends. A middle-aged man struggles with raising his family, a job he dislikes and an impending nervous breakdown. This is a portrait of Athens. A film about a city and a society in crisis. Inspired by true events.