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14th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

October 1-15, 2020


COSMIC CANDY

Greece, 2019, 95 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Rinio Dragasaki
Writer(s): Katerina Kaklamani, Rinio Dragasaki
Producer(s): Fenia Cossovitsa
Cast: Maria Kitsou, Maya Pipera

Anna, an eccentric supermarket cashier, lives in Athens, alone in her parent’s big apartment. One day she will be forced to take in the 10-year old girl, from next door, after her father goes missing. At the same time, she will be confronted with her possible dismissal and the overwhelming scenario of a workplace romance. […]

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DEFUNCT (Apostratos)

Greece, 2019, 100 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Zacharias Mavroeidis
Writer(s): Zacharias Mavroeidis
Producer(s): Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kostas Kefalas
Cast: Mihalis Sarantis, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Yota Festa, Alexandros Mavropoulos, Yiannis Niarros, Akis Sakelariou, Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Following financial ruin, thirty-something bachelor Aris moves into his late grandfather’s house, Aristides, a Greek Army veteran. As Aris reunites with old friends, life in conservative Papagou, the suburb of Army Generals, turns into a wishful new beginning. While rebooting his business and settling in, he inadvertently steps into his grandfather’s “slippers” and old family […]

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ENTWINED

Greece/UK, 2019, 89 min

Category: Features
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Director(s): Minos Nikolakakis
Writer(s): John de Holland, Minos Nikolakakis
Producer(s): Minos Nikolakakis, Lilette Botassi
Cast: Prometheus Aleifer, Anastasia-Rafaela Konidi, Kostas Laskos

City doctor Panos relocates to a remote village in order to offer his services to the community. It’s love at first sight when he sets eyes on Danae, who lives in isolation, with a mysterious skin condition. Determined to cure her, Panos will soon discover Danae is not the helpless princess he thought she was […]

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EXILE (Exoria)

Greece, 2019, 110 min, North American Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Vassilis Mazomenos
Writer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos, Vassilis Alatas
Cast: Stephen Kakavoulis, Dimitris Siganos, Angeliki Karistinou, Katerina Tsasi, Panos Boras

Aris, despairing and desperate, attempts to leave Greece on a barely sea-worthy boat. After being rescued from drowning by the Coast Guard, he now returns as a foreigner in his own ruined country. There he experiences every kind of transgression as an outcast of the system. He steals; he becomes a slave and kills. He […]

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FANTASIA

Greece, 2019, 96 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Alexis Kardaras
Writer(s): Alexis Kardaras
Producer(s): Konstantinos Moriatis, Eleni Kossyfidou
Cast: Rena Morfi, Stelios Mainas, Yannis Stankoglou, Vicky Papadopoulou, Andreas Natsios, Anna Kalaitzidou, Giannis Dalianis, Kallirhoe Miriagkou

Greece, October 1993. Greek Socialist party has just won the elections, television is dominated by trashy entertainment shows, and every night you can escape reality, or display your wealth in bouzouki clubs singing pop hits. Fotini, a young talented singer arrives in Athens to work in an old bouzouki club. The lives of the three […]

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MY NAME IS EFTIHIA (Eftyhia)

Greece, 2019, 123 min, LA Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Angelos Frantzis
Writer(s): Katerina Bei
Producer(s): Dionyssis Samiotis
Cast: Karyofyllia Karampeti, Katia Goulioni, Pygmalion Dadakarides, Dina Michailidou, Thanos Tokakis

Inspired by the life of the most prolific Greek female poet and lyricist, Eftihia Papagiannopoulou; an extraordinary woman and artist who has created a massive volume of timeless and popular songs. She traveled from Smyrna to Greece. She lived every day of her life as if it were her last. She wrote incessantly on any […]

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NOT TO BE UNPLEASANT BUT WE NEED TO HAVE A SERIOUS TALK (De thelo na gino disarestos alla prepei na milisoume gia kati poly sovaro)

Greece, 2019, 100 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Giorgos Georgopoulos
Writer(s): Giorgos Georgopoulos, Maria Fakinou
Producer(s): Antonis Kotzias, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Giorgos Georgopoulos, Sotiris Tsafoulias
Cast: Omiros Poulakis, Vangelis Mourikis, Kora Karvouni, Sissy Toumasi, Vicky Papadopoulou

Combining the elements of a road movie and a black comedy, Unpleasant tells the story of a very successful sales manager, Aris, who is going through the most crucial week of his life. Starting from a random blood donation, womanizer Aris finds out he’s carrying a rapidly spread sexually transmitted virus that is lethal for […]

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THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA (To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón)

Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden, 2019, 121 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Syllas Tzoumerkas
Writer(s): Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas
Producer(s): Maria Drandaki
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Youla Boudali

In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away. Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten years ago and now living a joyless, hung-over life; Rita is the quiet, mysterious sister of a lounge singer in the local disco. When […]

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THE ROCKET (O Pyravlos)

Greece, 2019, 98 min, North American Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Stefanos Sitaras
Writer(s): Stefanos Sitaras
Producer(s): Stefanos Sitaras
Cast: Aris Mavropoulos, Stathis Arfariotis, Anne-Marie Lezineau, Mariety Papatheodorou

After being called a liar for years, Stathis is forced to gather all his friends and take them to a “top-secret location,” to prove the existence of a supposed rocket (that only he knows about). If he doesn’t show the rocket, he will lose all his friends. Shot entirely with non-actors over four years, the […]

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WINONA

Greece, 2019, 88 min, North American Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Alexandros Voulgaris (aka The Boy)
Writer(s): Alexandros Voulgaris (aka The Boy)
Producer(s): Eleni Bertes
Cast: Iro Bezou, Anthi Efstratiadou, Sofia Kokkali, Daphne Patakia

It appears as if it is an ordinary outing to a remote beach: four young women enjoy the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the sea. None of them is ‘Winona’. The day gives way to silly games, girl talk, song, and dance. Laughter is punctuated by tears. The tears washed away by […]

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ZIZOTEK

Greece, 2019, 92 min, West Coast Premiere

Category: Features
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Director(s): Vardis Marinakis
Writer(s): Vardis Marinakis, Spyros Kribalis
Producer(s): Konstantinos Vasilaros
Cast: Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Pinelopi Tsilika, August Lambrou- Negrepontis

After nine-year-old Jason is abandoned by his mother at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas. Although at first, the man won’t take him in, a series of circumstances eventually lead them to form a family – something both of […]

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