France-Greece, 2019, 87 min, North American Premiere
Director/Writer: Basile Doganis
Producers: Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil, Fenia Cossovitsa
Cinematographer: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editor: Riwanon Le Beller
Music: Kyriakos Kalaitzidis
Cast: Daphne Patakia, Rabah Naït Oufella, Lamine Cissokho, Akis Sakellariou
July 2015. Elena, a young French woman of Greek origin returns to Lesbos with her friends Nassim and Sekou to inherit her mother’s house one year after her death. But the holiday takes a totally new course when Elena and her friends encounter Elyas, a Syrian migrant of their age.
Basile Doganis is a Greek-French director-screenwriter. After studying philosophy in Paris and Tokyo, he started making fiction films and documentaries. Meltem (2018) is his first feature film.
* 2018 Thessaloniki IFF