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Short Film 

 

A woman discovers with terror that her face changes every day; as this situation occurs at the passport control of an airport, she really has a big problem.

Written & Directed by: Despina CHARALAMPOUS

Director of Photography: Ioan MELTZER

Cast: Elena MAVRIDOU, Ektor LIATSOS, Vassilis KOUKALANI, Sophia GEORGIADOU, Dunkan SKINNER, Koralia TSOGA, Maria PAPAFOTIOU, Natalie SKINNER.

Graphic Designer: Konstantinos PAPAMICHALOPOULOS

Set Decorator: Dimitra PANAGIOTOPOULOU

Costume Designer: Kika KARABELA

Visual Effects: Alex FRIDERICI

Music: Nikos KYPOURGOS

Makeup Artist: Sissi PETROPOULOU

Hair Stylist: Mary ROUSSI

Supported by: Greek Film Center

A SIMPLE MAN

a crime drama

An outlaw thug, trapped in an isolated village near the borders, attempts to escape to the neighboring country. He captures a peaceful winemaker, taking him hostage in his own home, while the authorities tighten the noose around him.

After the death of his wife fifteen years ago, the winemaker was forced to raise his daughter alone. In the interest of protecting her he conceals the truth; he tells his captor to pretend that he is an immigrant working as his bottling assistant.

The daughter’s love for the intruder will put her relationship with her father at test.

After killing two police officers who identified him in cold blood, the winemaker is petrified while his daughter remains charmed. She realizes her father has been lying to her, which makes her decide to cover for the stranger and help him cross the border, right after going to the capital to get him money and a false passport.

Directed by: Tassos GERAKINIS
Written by: Tassos GERAKINIS - Christos STREPKOS

Cast: Takis SAKELLARIOU, Katerina PAPANASTASSATOU, Christos STREPKOS, Yorgos SOUXES, Nikolas KASSAPIS

Cinematographer: Yannis FOTOU GSC

Editor: Dimitris PEPONIS

Set & Costume designer: Kiki MILIOU

Music: Vassilis MITROPOULOS 

Co-producers: Vassilis KONSTANTILIERIS, Christos V. KONSTANTAKOPOULOS

Producers: Nikos MOUSTAKAS, Nancy KOKOLAKI

Supported by: Greek Film Center, ERT S.A.

I DREAMED OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

Short Film

Thanasis, a young lawyer is a member of a voluntary NGO fighting for the social rights of a not-named population group. We never learn exactly what this group is. We only know that they are some families who live in settlements outside city limits. They could be refugees, Roma, Homeless – or just “the others”. 
One of the children who live in the camp, a little girl who has not been able to be vaccinated so far by the volunteer group, has suffered an accident - and may need an anti-Tetanese vaccine. The girl’s mother thinks that the vaccination will remove the burning scar from her face. Thanasis lies to her telling that everything will be alright and everyone returns to their lives. 

After all it is New Year's Eve. 
And the only thing left is that girl's smile.

Script adaptation and direction by: DIMITRIS GIAMLOGLOU

Director of Photography: VAGGELIS KATRIZIDAKIS

Producers: NIKOS MOUSTAKAS & NANCY KOKOLAKI

Supported by: Greek Film Center

SIDEWAY (2017)

A Turkish/ Greek/ French Co-production

 

Screwy signs indicate the arrival of the doomsday. The people of a small town find themselves on the edge of insanity, thinking the Antichrist is already around. But who is Christ, then? A poor guy with a sacred mark on his back working in a coffee shop?

 

This is an allegorical story of depicting very absurd fatal situation happening today.

Cast:

TANSU BİÇER

NALAN KURUÇİM

TANER BİRSEL

ERCAN KESAL

RIZA AKIN

HAYDAR ŞİŞMAN

Written & Directed by: TAYFUN PIRSELIMOGLU

Produced by: MİTRAFİLMCİLİK, BAD CROWD, Istanbul Digital, Authorwave, Arizona prod

Supported by: Turkish Ministry of Culture and Greek Film Center

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Premiere Warsaw Film Festival 2018 (WARSZAWSKI FESTIWAL FILMOWY)

Best Director (Tayfun Pirselimoglu) Istanbul Film Festival 2018.

Best Male Actor (Tansu Bicer) Istanbul Film Festival 2018.

Best Art Director Ankara International Film Festival 2018

Best Director Award, Accessible Film Festival (Engelsiz Filmler Festivali).

Best Cinematography Award (Andreas Sinanos),Sinema Yazarları Derneği (SİYAD) Cinema Writers Association.

WORKING DANCERS (2016)

Argentine-Greece / Documentary / 76min

Talented dancers

Amazing choreographies

Beautiful songs

Original music

and a magnificent city,
Buenos Aires.

 

A documentary  that gives us the opportunity to watch talented dancers like Ernesto, Bettina, Victoria, Pablo, dancing all over town. We attend their rehearsals and their performances in the emblematic building of the National Library in Buenos Aires and we follow their lives during the years of our research. They collectively create Argentina's first National Company of Contemporary Dance. They demanded and they acquired a National Dance Law.

 

Directed by: JULIA M.HEIMANN, KONSTANTINA BOUSMPOURA

Produced by: Kinisis, Bad Crowd, Authorwave


Supported by: National film board of Argentine (INCAA)

The film participated as work in progress in DOC BUENOS AIRES, 13th Forum of documentary Coproduction December 13

ATLANTIDOC, International Documentary Festival of Uruguay, December 2012

ASHES/ ΚΑΥΣΗ (2016)

Greece / Black Comedy / 71min

Language             Greek

Subtitles               English

Picture                  colour

Aspect ratio          2:39

Exhibition format  DCP

Sound                  Dolby digital

In a city that bursts with chaos and disorder, five people gather in a house where a very close friend of them died. Trapped in his house they cannot agree on the way of his funeral. The heat makes the situation oppressive but they still insist on their differences. The corpse starts decomposing, their relationships are being tested and secrets are revealed.

After a few hours nothing will be the same again.

Cast: NIKOS GEORGAKIS, GOGO BREBOU, GIORGOS HRANIOTIS, IOANNA MAVREA, VASSILIKI TROUFAKOU

Production manager: LIZA GIRMI

Assistant director- Script supervisor: ELENA DIMITRAKOPOULOU

Assistant director: ELENI STAMOULAKATOU

Make up: SISSI PETROPOULOU

Hair dresser: VAGY ROKA

Gaffer: IOANNIS MARAGOUDAKIS

Grip: LAMBROS TSONIS

Steadicam operator: MICHAEL TSIMPEROPOULOS 

Camera assistant: VAGGELIS NTOUMAS 

Art director assistant: STELIOS MOURATOGLOU

Boom operator: NIKOS EXARCHOS

Β' assistant camera-DIT: KOSTAS DRAKAKIS

Colorist: ALEXANDROS KAPIDAKIS

Credits-DCP Mastering: PANAGIOTIS KARACHALIOS

Production  assistant: SAVVAS PARASKEVAS

Editor assistant: HELENA GKRITZELA

Production secretary: EIRINI MAVROMATI

Second art director assistant: MADALENA TIGKILI 

Steadicam assistant: MANOLIS VITSAXAKIS

Accountant: DIMITRIS GEORGIOU 

Still photographers: MARIZA PAPADIMITRIOY, ANDREAS STAVRINIDES, ANNA CHARALAMPIDI

Graphic designer: ELENI KARALI

I'M NOT HIM (2013)

A Turkish/ Greek/ French Co-production

 

I'M NOT HIM narrates the involuntary, passive and total penetration of the hero in someone else's life and personality, that will eventually lead him to jail.


Starring the Turkish writer, screenwriter and actor Ercan Kesal and the Iranian–German international actress Maryam Zaree.
 

The film participated in 52 international film festivals and received 7 awards (Rome Best Script, Istanbul Best Film, Best Script, Best Music, Barcelona Best Film etc.)

Written & Directed by: Tayfun PIRSELIMOGLU

Produced by: ZUZI FILM, BAD CROWD, ARIZONA PROD,  BREDOK, DENK, GRAAL, KINICON, FONO FILM 

Supported by: Turkish Ministry of Culture, CNC (France) and EURIMAGES   

 

Photography by Andreas SINANOS

Music composed by Yorgos KOUMENTAKIS

SPECIAL DAY (2012)

Greece / Fiction Film / 10min

 

A film by NICOLAS KOLOVOS

 

Sofia gets severe pre-wedding jitters. A jumble of thoughts and images triggers anxiety that Sofia struggles against and tries to overcome.

Cast: ELEFTHERIA GEROFOKA, DIMITRIS LALOS, DORA SIMOPOULOU, NEKTARIA GIANOUDAKI

 

 

HAIR (2010)

Turkey-Greece / Feature Film / 131min

Fate brings together two unhappy people in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Tayfun Pirselimoğlu. Hamdi makes and sells wigs from a small shop in Istanbul. Hamdi isn't much of a businessman, and doesn't care much about his shop -- or anything else for that matter since he was diagnosed with cancer. One day, a middle-aged woman named Meryem comes into Hamdi's shop; she has long and beautiful hair, and informs him that she wants to sell it. Hamdi is struck by the woman's barely concealed anger and sadness, and he wants to know more about her.

Written & Directed by: TAYFUN PIRSELIMOGLU

Cast: AYBERK PELCAN, NAZAN KESAL, RIZA AKIN

Director of Photography: ERCAN OZKAN 

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Premiere at Competition Section of Locarno Film Festival

30th Istanbul Film Festival-Best Director-Best Actress

27th Festroia Film Festival-Fipresci award

17th Festival on Wheels-Special Mention

9th Almaty Film Festival -Netpac Prize

47th Antalya Film Festival-Best Supporting Actor-Best Photography

44th Turkish Film Critics-Best Actor-Best Actress

17th Sadri Alisik-Best Actress  

Toronto FF

Talin Black Nights FF

Athens F

Montpelier FF

Boston TFF

Warsaw FF

La Rochelle FF

Munchen FF

Mannheim TFF

Ajaccio FF

Bangkok FF

London TFF

Beirut TFF

Nurnberg TFF

UniFilmFest 2012

Hong Kong TFF

Prague FF 

HAZE (2009)

Turkey-Greece / Feature Film / 109min

A film by Tayfun Pirselimoglu

 

A young man who packages pirated DVDs for shady characters comes across a revolver next to which lies a picture of a woman. This discovery leads him to a couple that lives in the same grim area as him on the edge of Istanbul and is in a state of crisis. She is a seamstress, he is a butcher. There emerges a peculiar configuration of three people, who all find their despair hard to bear – all on their own.

Written & Directed by: TAYFUN PIRSELIMOGLU

Cast: RUHI SARI, NURCAN ULGER 

Director of Photography: ERCAN OZKAN 

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Premiere Berlinale Forum

16th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival Best Photography

Istanbul FF

Indie Lisboa FF

Durban FF

Luciana FF

Brussels FF

BFI FF