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The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden, 2019, 121 min, West Coast Premiere, Available for Streaming in the USA Only

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 a sudden death upsets the town and turns the local community upside-down, the two women who had been ignoring each other’s existence begin drifting towards each other. As the secrets hidden in the swamps begin to surface, they will have a chance to become each other’s saviours.

Born in Greece, Syllas Tzoumerkas writes, directs and acts for film and theatre. His first feature film, Homeland, premiered at the Venice Critics’ Week 2010. His second feature film, A Blast, premiered in the International Competition of the Locarno Film Festival 2014. Praised by the international press, his films released in 20 countries, and screened at over 80 festivals around the world. His other film credits include co-writing the script of Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Suntan and Ahmad Ghossein’s All This Victory and participating as an actor in selected films.

  • 2019,  Berlinale Panorama – World Premiere