SYMPTOMA

by Angelos Frantzis
SYMPTOM

Informations

Nation: Greece

Year: 2015

Length: 84'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A peculiar, rabbit-headed creature appears on a remote, rainy island, wearing a leather jacket and staring with eyes that glow in the darkness. Whoever encounters it loses their mind. The island’s residents seek help from the only person who seems to posses the strength to confront the creature: a young girl. Embarking on a relentless hunt for the creature, the girl will put her faith on test and reveal her hidden relationship with the creature.

Director

Angelos Frantzis

Angelos Frantzis

Angelos Frantzis (Athens, Greece, 1970) studied film direction at INSAS in Brussels. Besides film directing, he has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic. His films have been selected in major international film festivals: in 2010 both Rotterdam and Turin presented his experimental feature Into the Woods. His latest installation, Got to Be Real, partecipated in 2012 at Biennale di Venezia.

Filmography:
Mikres istories me anthropous kai portokalia (Short Stories for People and Oranges, cm, 1992), Visions (cm, 1992), Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (cm, 1993), Dekaennia (Nineteen, cm, 1995), Tripios kosmos (A Hole in the World, cm, 1997), O gamos (The Wedding, mm, 2001), Polaroid (2000), To oniro tou skylou (A Dog’s Dream, 2005), Mesa sto dasos (In the Woods, 2010), Wild Beast (cm, 2013), Symptoma (Symptom, 2015).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Angelos Frantzis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Angelos Frantzis
fotografia/cinematography
Ilias Adamis
montaggio/film editing
Tolis Apostolidis
scenografia/production design
Daphne Koutra
costumi/costume design
Despina Chimona
musica/music
Coti K.
suono/sound
Nikos Triantafilou, Iraklis Vlachakis
interpreti/cast
Katia Goulioni, Constantine Markoulakis, Michele Valley, Eleni Vergeti, Yiannis Nikolaidis
produzione/production
The Gardens, Filmiki productions, 2/35


contatti/contacts
Angelos Frantzis
[email protected]

Director statement

“Symptom is a film about our own private devil. A poetic essay about the unfamiliar, dark side of existence. Rooted in the fantasy genre and breathing the air of melodrama, Symptom dives in the unconscious mind of a woman, only to reveal the symptom of the eternal battle between our instincts and our ethics.”   

Synopsis Learn more

A peculiar, rabbit-headed creature appears on a remote, rainy island, wearing a leather jacket and staring with eyes that glow in the darkness. Whoever encounters it loses their mind. The island’s residents seek help from the only person who seems to posses the strength to confront the creature: a young girl. Embarking on a relentless hunt for the creature, the girl will put her faith on test and reveal her hidden relationship with the creature.

Director All about direction

Angelos Frantzis

Angelos Frantzis

Angelos Frantzis (Athens, Greece, 1970) studied film direction at INSAS in Brussels. Besides film directing, he has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic. His films have been selected in major international film festivals: in 2010 both Rotterdam and Turin presented his experimental feature Into the Woods. His latest installation, Got to Be Real, partecipated in 2012 at Biennale di Venezia.

Filmography:
Mikres istories me anthropous kai portokalia (Short Stories for People and Oranges, cm, 1992), Visions (cm, 1992), Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (cm, 1993), Dekaennia (Nineteen, cm, 1995), Tripios kosmos (A Hole in the World, cm, 1997), O gamos (The Wedding, mm, 2001), Polaroid (2000), To oniro tou skylou (A Dog’s Dream, 2005), Mesa sto dasos (In the Woods, 2010), Wild Beast (cm, 2013), Symptoma (Symptom, 2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Angelos Frantzis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Angelos Frantzis
fotografia/cinematography
Ilias Adamis
montaggio/film editing
Tolis Apostolidis
scenografia/production design
Daphne Koutra
costumi/costume design
Despina Chimona
musica/music
Coti K.
suono/sound
Nikos Triantafilou, Iraklis Vlachakis
interpreti/cast
Katia Goulioni, Constantine Markoulakis, Michele Valley, Eleni Vergeti, Yiannis Nikolaidis
produzione/production
The Gardens, Filmiki productions, 2/35


contatti/contacts
Angelos Frantzis
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“Symptom is a film about our own private devil. A poetic essay about the unfamiliar, dark side of existence. Rooted in the fantasy genre and breathing the air of melodrama, Symptom dives in the unconscious mind of a woman, only to reveal the symptom of the eternal battle between our instincts and our ethics.”