Animal

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Animal

Under the hot Greek sun, animators at an all-inclusive island resort prepare for the busy tourist season. Kalia is the group leader. Paper decorations, glossy costumes and dance shows fill the stage. As summer intensifies and the work pressure builds up, their nights become violent and Kalia’s struggle is revealed in the darkness. But when the spotlights turn on again, the show must go on.

Sofia Exarchou was born in Athens. She pursued post-graduate film studies in Toulouse, France. In 2014, she was selected for the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab. Her first feature film, Park, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival, where it won the New Directors Award. Since then, it has participated and won awards in numerous international film festivals (Rotterdam, BFI, Thessaloniki, European Film Festival Palic, and Greek Film Academy). Animal is Sofia’s sophomore feature film.
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SCREENING DAY:

06/01/2024 4:30 pm

VENUE:

Harmony Gold
  • 2023, Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Golden Alexander
  • 2024, G√∂teborg Film Festival
  • 2023, Locarno Film Festival – Pardo for Best Performance
  • 2023, Sarajevo Film Festival
  • 2023, Vancouver International Film Festival – Vanguard Award
  • 2023, Haifa Film Festival
  • 2023, Arte Mare Film Festival
  • 2023, Festival du Nouveau Cin√©ma
  • 2023, S√£o Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2023, VIENNALE
  • 2023, CINEUROPA en Santiago de Compostela
  • 2023, Cork International Film Festival
  • 2023, Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2023, IFFMH – Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • 2023, Cinemamed ‚Äď Festival Cin√©ma M√©diterran√©en de Bruxelles
  • 2023, Les Arcs Film Festival

YEAR:

2024

DIRECTOR(S):

Sofia Exarchou

PRODUCER(S):

Maria Drandaki, Maria Kontogianni

WRITER(S):

Sofia Exarchou

CAST:

Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Flomaria Papadaki, Ahilleas Hariskos, Voodoo J√ľrgens

EDITOR:

Dragos Apetri

CINEMATOGRAPHER:

Monika Lenczewska

MUSIC:

Wolfgang Frisch

RUNTIME:

116 mins

COUNTRY:

Greece, Austria, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria

PREMIERE:

US Premiere

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