A political thriller
Turkey - Greece - France 2019
There is a train and a choice: you get on or not. That’s all.
C is waiting at the train station, about to return home from attending his father's funeral, when he witnesses a murder. Should he get on the train, or report the murder to the police? He chooses the latter, and quickly finds himself prohibited from leaving town, then engulfed by a bizarre atmosphere that surrounds the area.
Various strange friends of his father become entangled in his predicament. The wife of the murder victim, who also nursed his father, tells him to leave town and warns of an approaching threat. The prosecutor accuses him of the crime and he decides to flee, but the town is now in quarantine due to a rabies epidemic. The murderer then unexpectedly appears, creating further perplexity for C. The peculiar connections among the townsfolk make him gradually more anxious and incapable of comprehending his absurd situation. C hides from the police, fruitlessly attempts to run away, and finds the country’s borders closed.
The film intends to capture the situation of a destructive society decaying through the main character, who's lack of political understanding makes him the victim of this corruption.
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA
of the European Union
Written and Directed by: Tayfun PIRSELIMOGLU
Director of Photography: Andreas SINANOS
Producers: Vildan ERSEN, Nikos MOUSTAKAS, Nancy KOKOLAKI
Co-Producer: Guillaume DE SEILLE ARIZONA PROD./ FRANCE
Cast: Tansu BISER, Nihan YALCIN, Ercan KESAL, Riza AKIN
Participated in the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CO-PRODUCTION FORUM in Apulia Italy'16, the FILM LONDON PRODUCTION FINANCE MARKET - BFI'17 and in the SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL- Talents Sarajevo Pack & Pitch lab ‘18
Feature - Sci-fi Film
Sometimes it’s better not to remember…
In a post-digital era, an isolated community lives inside a self-sustaining extraordinary City-Building and safeguards the human knowledge. A young man unexpectedly appears and gets emotionally involved with two different and spirited women; none of them can get out of there though.
An isolated bureaucratic society is living inside an impressive Dome: a building-womb which nurtures its inhabitants for centuries, even disposes οφ their cadavers when they die. Or is it also killing them? Facing unexpected ecological disasters, people turn to a newcomer for salvation, even if he cannot remember where he came from and why.
Written by: Despina CHARALAMPOUS
Directed by: Panos PAPPAS
International Artists Attached to the project:
Director of Photography: Ioan MELTZER
Concept Designer: Francois SCHUITEN
Visual Effects Creator: Alex FRIDERICI
Producers: Nikos MOUSTAKAS & Nancy KOKOLAKI
co-Producer: Prod2demain / France ALAIN L'EVEILLE
Visit the official site of the short version of the film : https://www.memoryreloaded.com/
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union
and the Greek Film Center
A crime-drama feature film
Based on the novel REMEMBER written by Vassiliki Petsa.
It’s off-season on a small Greek island. Teenagers Fanny and Katia murder an old man, shaking up the isolated and conservative community.
In 2018, the project received an award at the Pack and Pitch program of Sarajevo Talents and a writing grant from the Greek Film Center. In 2019, the film was selected to participate in the 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival Pitch Stop program, the 2019 Cinemed Development Grant of the Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film and the 2019 My First Script Workshop program of the Zagreb Film Festival.
Written by: Thanos PSICHOGIOS and Vasiliki PETSA
Directed by: Thanos PSICHOGIOS
Produced by: Nancy KOKOLAKI, Nikos MOUSTAKAS
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union and the Greek Film Center
INTO THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE
A feature documentary
The film is inspired by the contemporary life of the indigenous people inhabiting the European arctic region, the Sámi, widely known as Lapp.
After twenty years of researching and photographing the European arctic and its indigenous inhabitants, the Greek award-winning film director Dimitra Zirou, begins to film an art documentary inspired by this
distant land and its people.
Two parallel stories, are gradually unfolding the everyday life of two very different persons: 86 year - old Sara, one of the few remaining keepers of Sámi oral tradition and Mihka, a 7 year-old Sámi boy, both living in Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino, a remote small town in the middle of the Norwegian arctic tundra. The film is observing their life during an one-year’s cycle, through the changing of the arctic seasons as they shift
from the long winter’s darkness to the summer’s never-setting light.
SCRIPT / CINEMATOGRAPHY / DIRECTION Dimitra ZIROU
PRODUCERS Nikos MOUSTAKAS - Nancy KOKOLAKI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / SÁMI ADVISOR Asta Mitkija BALTO
PROJECT MANAGER Evi GAVRIILIDOU
CO - PRODUCERS Ingvild Aagedal SKAGE - Dragan IVANOVIC
Co-production: ERT, GFC, ISME FILMS, BANDUR FILMS
With the support of: Arts Council Norway, Creative Europe MEDIA, Fritt Ord Foundation
Under the auspices: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Greece, The Goulandris Museum of Natural History
Special Thanks to: Sámi Film Insitute
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme- MEDIA of the European Union
A film for teenagers
Anna, a 14 year-old girl from Greece lives with her family in Germany. Her father is a violent alcoholic who abuses the other family members.
One day on her way home she sees her mother and her little sister being threatned by the father who is holding a revolver. Anna rushes to save her loved ones but she traumatizes her father by mistake. Anna is full of fear and gulit. Her mother helps her escape the police and sends her to live with relatives in Greece.
Anna is a fearless teenager full of love for life that tries her best to bring some peace and equality in a chaotic world. By meeting new people and falling in love while travelling through Europe she is crossing bravely the road to maturity. She makes a statement that love can redeem us from pain and sorrow.
Written and Directed by: Kleoni FLESSA
Producers: Nikos MOUSTAKAS, Nancy KOKOLAKI
Supported by: Greek Film Center
A short black-comedy film
“Scar” is based on the short story that won The Greek State Award for Short Story and the British Council Best Short Story Award by Christos KYTHREOTIS.
Ιt’s a cloudy, rainy morning in a cemetery on a neighborhood in the western part of Athens. A young man is trying to trying to decide what to do with the body of his grandmother after her customary exhumation. The body has not decomposed sufficiently. The two cemetery employees are not helpful.
While the son is struggling to find a dignified solution about how to handle his grandmother’s remains, nature functioning as deus ex machina gives him the answer. A sudden rainstorm resolves the situation by abruptly speeding up the decomposition process and providing the story with an unexpected, realistic and tragicomic ending.
The project was awarded the Pitching Lab Award by Finos Film during the 41st National Short Film Festival in Drama.
Script adaptation and direction by: Thanos PSΙCHOGIOS
Producers: Nikos MOUSTAKAS, Nancy KOKOLAKI
Supported by: GREEK FILM CENTER, SEE CINEMA NETWORK and FINOS FILM
CITIES NOT BUILD
How and where would I like to live? An adventurous journey to utopia.
In humanity’s history not only the things that happened, but also the things that didn’t happen play a great role. Those that stayed in the ideal sphere and as such they affect our expectations. The cities that haven’t been build, as places of models for the sublime happiness, or as a dark environment that we would never like to meet. They are images that are being projected all over around us as shadows of an alternative reality through architectural designs, cinema, literature, and comics or even through the images of the adverts.
In intense community crises, such as the today’s, the interest for utopia is rekindled by the meaning of the need to find answers for the problems we face. So, this is our deeper motive, the one that will make this documentary charming/attractive to the audience.
Written by: Despina CHARALAMPOUS
Directed by: Panos PAPPAS – Despina CHARALAMPOUS
Co-producers: HDPM (Harris DAVAS – Pierre MILLI)
Scientific Consultants: Francois SCHUITEN – Panagiotis TOURNIKIOTIS
Supported by: J.F. Costopoulos Foundation