Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Le Festival International de Films de Thessaloniki est la première institution cinématographique en Grèce. Les activités annuelles de cette institution comprennent l’organisation et la réalisation du Festival International du Film de Thessaloniki et le Festival de Documentaires de Thessaloniki. A côté, TIFF tient un complexe de cinéma de 4 écrans, le Musée du Cinéma de Thessaloniki et la Cinémathèque de Thessaloniki. Le Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes sera co-organisé par TIFF et le Centre du Film Grec.

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Projects

Goes to Cannes

Guest Star

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Vasilis Christofilakis

Produced by: Vasilis Christofilakis, Teta Apostolaki + Atmosphere People, Greek Film Center, ERT

Country of production: Greece

Original title: Guest Star

Genre: Feature film

Language: Greek

Runtime: 120min

Completed in: 2022

Loukianos is the son of two famous Greek actors. Although he tries to live up to their fame, he is broke, living a tiny apartment and suffering from agoraphobia. His life is about to change when he is offered to be the host of a successful late-night talk show.

Goes to Cannes

Lesvia, the herstory of Eressos

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou

Produced by: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, Anemos Dimiourgias, with the support of the Region of North Aegean, developed with the support of Onassis Culture

Country of production: Greece

Original title: Λesvia, the herstory of Eressos

Genre: Documentary

Language: Greek, English, Italian, French

Runtime: 80min

Completed in: 2023

Birthplace of the Archaic Greek poet Sappho, Eressos, decorates its squares with statues of her, a lesbian. This affirmation has marked the island of Lesbos as a meeting point for the international lesbian community. What does this place actually mean to them and how do the locals perceive them?

Goes to Cannes

NEW CONTINENT

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Pandelis Pagoulatos

Produced by: Nikos Moustakas + Bad Crowd, Bandur Films, Arizona Productions

Country of production: Greece, France, Serbia

Original title: ΝΕΑ ΗΠΕΙΡΟΣ

Genre: Feature film

Language: Greek

Runtime: 90min

Completed in: 2023

« New Continent » is a love drama about the people who wander without a compass. The ones who are constantly trading without rules, wear the role of « evil », but in reality they survive by sulking between the most infamous streets of the capital. Above all, though, it’s a dead-end love story.

Goes to Cannes

Octopus Skin

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Ana Christina Barragan Carrion

Produced by: Isabella Parra, Konstantina Stavrianou, Santiago Ortiz Monasterio, Titus Kreyenberg, Rena Vougioukalou + CALEIDOSCOPIO CINE, GRAAL FILMS, DESENLACE, UNAFILM

Country of production: Ecuador, Greece, Mexico, Germany, France

Original title: La Piel Pulpo

Genre: Feature film

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 90min

Completed in: 2022

Iris and Ariel are twins, who live with their mother and older sister on a rocky island covered with mollusks and birds, in a sibling relationship that surpasses the limits of normal intimacy. Iris decides to go alone to the city for the first time.

Goes to Cannes

PANELLINION

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Spyros Mantzavinos, Kostas Antarachas

Produced by: Leonidas Konstantarakos, Alaska FIlms

Country of production: Greece

Original title: ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΟΝ

Genre: Documentary

Language: Greek

Runtime: 80min

Completed in: 2022

Panellinion is an out-of-place-and-time chess coffeehouse in the center of Athens; a refuge for those who suffocate in modern life. Giannis, the owner, hates chess, yet has a fatherly affection for his regulars, who see consolation in it. Teared up, they recall old stories, roister, drink and sing.