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THORN & KALINIXTA: Thursday, June 7 | 7:30 PM | SPIELBERG | LAGFF

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DAY 3 | THORN & KALINIXTA | Thursday, June 7 | 7:30 PM | SPIELBERG


THORN

Denmark-Greece, 2017, 82 min, U.S. Premiere


Director: Gabriel Tzafkas

Writers: Gabriel Tzafkas, Arne Gronbaek

Producers: Panagiotis Kakavias, Katerina Beligianni, Theis Norgaard, Michel Bille Frandsen

Cinematographer: David Bauer

Editor: Soren Ebbe

Music: Sofie Birk, Asbjørn Derdau

Production Designer: Mille Fischer Christiansen

Cast: Jens Sætter Lassen, Neel Rønholt, Olaf Johannessen, Vibeke Hastrup


The night of their marriage, newlywed couple Jacob and Lisa drive away for their honeymoon somewhere in the countryside of Denmark. However, Jacob has no idea where they are going as Lisa has made all the preparations secretly. Everything goes according to plan until Lisa realizes that her plan is harming their love, and their faith is turning into fear.


Graduating from Aristotle University in 2010 with an MA in Film Directing, Gabriel Tzafkas’ award winning films have participated in more than 70 international film festivals. Since 2016 he has also been a member of the Danish Film Directors Association. Thorn, a co-production between Greece and Denmark, is his first feature-length work.

* 2018 Göteborg International Film Festival

* 2017 Copenhagen Film Festival

* 2017 São Paulo International Film Festival

* 2017 Thessaloniki International Film Festival

* 2017 Cairo International Film Festival




KALINIXTA (Kalinixta)

Greece, 2017, 35 min, US Premiere


Director/Writer: Thanos Kermitsis

Producer: Varvara Kontoni, Christos Kyriakopoulos

Cast: George Triantafyllidis, Tasos Dedes, George Chouliaras,Natasa Exintaveloni


Greece is now fully in ruins. Everyone is trying to survive at any cost after the disaster—everyone but Kostas, who, along with his friend Tassos, is looking for Vicky. The only thing that keeps Kostas in his senses is his love for Vicky, and when Greeks are in love, survival comes second.


* 2018 Athens International Digital Film Festival - Honourable Mention

* 2017 Drama International Short Film Festival - Best Sets Award, "Motive" Award from the Greek Film Centre

* 2017 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (not screened) - Best Foreign Short

* 2017 Tisff- Thess International Short Film Festival - Cinematic Achievement Award

* 2017 Thessaloniki International Film Festival

* 2017 Athens International Film Festival

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