Spectres are haunting Europe

// Spectres are haunting Europe

Maria Kourkouta & Niki Giannari // France // 2016
// 99 min // Couleur // 1,85:1

The daily life of refugees (Syrian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Afghani, and other) in the camp of Idomeni. Refugees waiting in queues for food, tea and doctors; waiting to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia. One day, Europe closes its borders for them once and for all. The "residents" of Idomeni decide, in their turn, to occupy the train tracks, blocking the trains that carry goods across the border.

Direction : Maria Kourkouta & Niki Giannari

Cinematography : Maria Kourkouta

Sound design : André Fèvre

Voice-over : Lena Platonos

Production : Maria Kourkouta & Carine Chichkowsky

Maria Kourkouta

Born in 1982, northern Greece. After studying the history of the Balkans in Greece, she moved to Paris in 2006 where she currently lives most of the time. In France, she did some research for her PhD on the the question of rhythm in cinema. Since 2008, she made several films, mostly on 16mm at different artist-run labs in France (such as L’Etna and L’Abominable) where she is still active as a member. Most of her films are distributed by LightCone. Specters are haunting Europe is her first long feature.

Niki Giannari

Born in 1968. Greek writer. 


News

Première mondiale à Cinemed le 24 octobre, puis première Internationale à Jihlava le 29 octobre. Nous sommes très heureux pour ce premier long métrage de Maria Kourkouta et Niki Giannari réalisé dans l'énergie et l'urgence. Cinemed et JIDFF

Un grand bravo à David Kremer et à toute son équipe pour Seuls, ensemble, qui remporte un 3ème prix après Traces de Vie et le Festival International de Nancy. Merci au jury présidé par Jean-Paul Rappeneau et composé de Philippe Huet, écrivain, Marie Kremer, comédienne, Henri Labbé, décorateur de cinéma, Rozenn Le Bris, directrice artistique du festival littéraire du Havre, Le Goût des Autres !

We warmly congratulate David Yon, director of The Night and the kid and David Kremer director of Sons of Barents, who win within a few days of each others the Special Jury award at Fronteira Festival for the Night and the kid and Nancy-Lorraine International Festival for Sons of Barents.


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