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8 short films that are sure to disturb, provoke, and rattle the senses. From arthouse and sci-fi to a pair of disturbing character studies.

When a butcher is asked to slaughter a veal he refuses on account of a simple fact—the veal is his child.


Director Biography - KIRINEOS PAPADIMATOS


Kirineos Papadimatos is a graduate from Lykourgos Stavrakos Film School with a major in directing. He has worked as a director and an editor in public and private television. His filmography includes 6 short movies with numerous participation and merits in festivals both in Greece and abroad. His last movie MANIERA GRECA won best director award at the 7th OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival.

Filmography 

• 1991: “The sun was too hot”, based on a novel of A. Samarakis, 35mm, 20 min. 

• 2006: “Where to?”, 35mm, 11 min. 

• 2008: “Lilly”, experimental animation 5 min. 

• 2010: “Be a useful man when you grow up”, fiction, 10 min. 

• 2015: “Paolo’s dream”, DOC, 43 min. 

2017 MANIERA GRECA fiction 14 min. 


Director Statement

From the first moment that I read ‘Take it and end it’ an extract from the novel ‘everything works fine against us’ by Giorgos Skabardonis, I felt the need to put these pages on screen. First of all, the novel itself leaves you with clear cinematographic footprints that you should follow. The story and the plot carry within them the two basic elements of human existence. These are blood and violence of the slaughter on one hand and art on the other, which in this case is the bouzouki, the Greek string instrument, as the story refers to a real moment of the life of Markos Bambakaris, when he was a slaughterer. 


(Markos Bambakaris: Syros, 10th of May 1905- Nikaia Attiki, 8th of February 1972. He is considered the ‘Patriarch’ of rembetiko, specie of Greek music that became famous because of the success of his recorded songs.) 


My vision was clearly to look for the roots of a classic academic cinematographic narration followed by the way I understand cinema nowadays. 


Until the moment I am writing these words, I am convinced that the story, the characters involved as well as the scenery in which it takes place are there to reinforce such an approach. 

A cinematographic approach that doesn’t try to reproduce the personality nor the physical appearance of Markos Bambakaris in realistic terms but rather to take a look at his eyes and soul as these were left as an inheritance in the common people’s conscious up until today. 

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Language
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Country
    Greece
  • Premiere
    Canadian Premiere
  • Director
    KIRINEOS PAPADIMATOS
  • Screenwriter
    KIRINEOS PAPADIMATOS
  • Producer
    KAREN SOLOMON, KIRINEOS PAPADIMATOS
  • Cast
    VASILIS BISBIKIS, KOSTAS XIKOMINOS, PHAEDRA SOUTOY,