Xenia

 

Panos H.KOUTRAS

Drama | Greece, France, Belgium | 2014 | 134’

 

After the death of their mother, Dany, 16, leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born from an Albanian mother and a Greek father they never met, the two brothers, strangers in their own country, decide to go to Thessaloniki to look for their father and force him to officially recognize them. At the same time in Thessaloniki, is held the selection for the cult show, “Greek Star.” Dany dreams that his brother Odysseas, a gifted singer, could become the new star of the contest, in a country that refuses to accept them.

 

 

 

Script: Panos H. Koutras, Panagiotis, Evangelidis

Photography: Helene Louvart, Simos Sarketzis

Editing: Yorgos Lamprinos

Sound: Fabrice Osinski

Music: Delaney Blue, George Boussounis

Leading actors: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia,  Aggelos Papadimitriou, Romanna Lobach, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Yannis Stankoglou

Produced by: 100% Synthetic Films et Wrong Men

 

 

Director’s Bio

From 1985 to 1995, he made several short films screened in festivals throughout the world. In 1995, he founded in Athens his own production company, 100% Synthetic Films, and started writing his first feature film, The Attack of the Giant Moussaka, an “unidentified filmic object” released 4 years later, quickly achieving cult status. With his second film, Real Life, a drama which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the National Critics Award in Greece in 2004. His third film, Strella, was selected in the Panorama section of the 2009 Berlin Film

Festival and in many other international festivals.

Xenia is his fourth feature film.

 

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