Projects

Projects

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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Bastards

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Nikos Pastras

Produced by: Nicholas Alavanos (Filmiki) & Nikos Pastras

Country of production: Greece

Original title: ΜΠΑΣΤΑΡΔΑ

Genre: Feature film

Language: Greek

Runtime: 110 min (estimated)

Completed in: 2021

When you have nothing tangible left, then what do you do? You leave.

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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Dogwatch

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Gregoris Rentis

Produced by: Producers: Gregoris Rentis & Vicky Miha & Clément Duboin & Florence Cohen; Production Companies: BYRD & asterisk* & Good Fortune Films

Country of production: Greece, Co-production: France

Original title: Βάρδια

Genre: Documentary

Language: Somali

Runtime: 80 min

Completed in: 2021

Mercenaries set sail for a life of action against Somali pirates. Yet, the sea is full of surprises. Or lack thereof.

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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Winter with Valmira

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Maria Douza

Produced by: Producers: Michael Sarantinos, Ivan Tonev; Production companies: Steficon S.A. & Greek Film Center & ERT & ARS-Digital & Bulgarian Film Fund

Country of production: Greece, Co-production: Bulgaria

Original title: Χειμώνας με την Βαλμίρα

Genre: Feature film

Language: Greek, Bulgarian

Runtime: 90 min (estimated)

Completed in: 2021

When deaf teenager Valmira leaves her special Athens school to move to her native island she is confronted by intolerance and prejudice – most shockingly — her own.

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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EX

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: George Markakis

Produced by: Chris Cornelsen & George Markakis

Country of production: Greece, Germany

Original title: EX

Genre: Feature film

Language: English, Russian, German, French

Runtime: 85 min

Completed in: 2021

Opening the door to Berlin’s notoriously private nightlife, EX invites us to see more than reckless hedonism. As its characters share stories about lives lived at the fringes of society, a deeper connection unravels, sparking soul-baring moments of clarity, acceptance, and unapologetic truth.

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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Into the Land of Ice and Fire

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Dimitra Zirou

Produced by: Nikos Moustakas (Bad Crowd)

Country of production: Greece, Co-production: Norway

Original title: Into the Land of Ice and Fire

Genre: Documentary

Language: Sami, Norwegian

Runtime: 97 min (estimated)

Completed in: 2022

In a small town in the middle of the Norwegian arctic tundra, the 85 year-old Sara and the 7 year-old Mihka, through their everyday life, introduce us the Sami, the only indigenous people of Europe. How Sami’s precious knowledge can positively effect our planet and is it possible for this knowledge to survive from the oldest to the younger?

Goes to Cannes

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021
14:15 2h

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Behind the Haystacks

Category: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Asimina Proedrou

Produced by: Producers : Ioanna Bolomyti & Markus Halberschmidt & Vladimir Anastasov & Angela Nestorovska; Production companies : Argonauts S.A. & Fiction Park & Sektor Film

Country of production: Greece, Germany, Co-production : North Macedonia

Original title: Πίσω από τις Θημωνιές

Genre: Feature film

Language: Greek

Runtime: 107 min (estimated)

Completed in: 2021

Α middle-aged fisherman is afraid of going to jail for a petty fraud he once committed, and starts working for the local mafia, trafficking migrants across the border lake.

Frontières

SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021
16:30 2h

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Esluna: The Crown of Babylon

Category: Buyers Showcase

Directed by: Denver Jackson

Produced by: Daniel Hogg (Cloudrise Pictures Ltd.)

Country of production: Canada

Original title: Esluna: The Crown of Babylon

Genre: Action/Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Language: English

When her mentor is kidnapped, a young relic hunter must locate an ancient technological artifact known as the Crown of Babylon, rumored to have the power to bring back the dead and possess the living, before a dangerous cult leader uses it to endanger their world.

Frontières

SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021
16:30 2h

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Kicking Blood

Category: Buyers Showcase

Directed by: Blaine Thurier

Produced by: Jennifer Jonas & Leonard Farlinger (New Real Films)

Country of production: Canada

Original title: Kicking Blood

Genre: Horror

Language: English

A female vampire is inspired to kick blood and become human again when she inadvertently helps a charming alcoholic become clean. The only problem is, withdrawal could kill her.

Frontières

SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021
16:30 2h

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Rubikon

Category: Buyers Showcase

Directed by: Magdalena Lauritsch

Produced by: Loredana Rehekampff & Andreas Schmied & Klaus Graf (Samsara Filmproduktion GmbH)

Country of production: Austria

Original title: Rubikon

Genre: Science-fiction

Language: English

2056: Company soldier Hannah and scientists Gavin and Dimitri are researching an algae project on board the RUBIKON space station, which is intended to provide humanity with a permanent supply of oxygen and food. But suddenly the earth disappears beyond a brown, toxic fog and all contact breaks off – are they the last survivors of mankind?

Frontières

SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021
16:30 2h

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Subject

Category: Buyers Showcase

Directed by: Tristan Barr

Produced by: David Gim & Tristan Barr (Continuance Pictures)

Country of production: Australia

Original title: Subject

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller

Language: English, Indonesian

On his way to prison, a man gets intercepted by a secretive government agency to have him serve his sentence by observing a terrifying creature in a close quartered, isolated facility.