FANTASMATA PLANIOUNTAI PANO APO TIN EUROPI

by Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari
SPECTRES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE

Informations

Nation: Greece, France

Year: 2016

Length: 99'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The daily life of refugees (mainly Syrian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Afghani) 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. [mp]

Director

Maria Kourkouta

Maria   Kourkouta

Maria Kourkouta (Greece, 1982), after studying the history of the Balkans in Greece, moved to Paris in 2006 where she currently lives most of the time. In France, she did some research for her PhD on the question of rhythm in cinema. Since 2008, she made several films, mostly on 16mm at different independent run-artists film laboratories in France (such as L’Etna and L’Abominable, where she is still active as a member). Most of her cinematic works are distributed by Light Cone, dedicated to distribution, diffusion and protection of experimental cinema. 

Filmography:
Preludes (cm, 2010), Return to Aeolus Street (cm, 2013). 


Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari:
Fantasmata planiountai pano apo tin Europi (Spectres Are Haunting Europe, doc., 2016).

Niki Giannari

Niki Giannari

Niki Giannari (Greece, 1968) is a Greek writer.

Filmography:
Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari:
Fantasmata planiountai pano apo tin Europi (Spectres Are Haunting Europe, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari
fotografia, montaggio/cinematography, film editing
Maria Kourkouta
suono/sound
André Fèvre
produttori/producers
Carine Chichkowsky, Maria Kourkouta
produzione/production
Survivance Productions


contatti/contacts
Maria Kourkouta
entr.acte95@gmail.com

Director statement

“The film is a gift for the refugees. A gift in return for all that we owe them: life and political practice – as they are the only ones who can still move in the face of all sorts of walls in enclosed Europe. It’s a call to welcome the refugees, as well as the ghosts that return with them.”

Synopsis Learn more

The daily life of refugees (mainly Syrian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Afghani) 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. [mp]

Director All about direction

Maria Kourkouta

Maria   Kourkouta

Maria Kourkouta (Greece, 1982), after studying the history of the Balkans in Greece, moved to Paris in 2006 where she currently lives most of the time. In France, she did some research for her PhD on the question of rhythm in cinema. Since 2008, she made several films, mostly on 16mm at different independent run-artists film laboratories in France (such as L’Etna and L’Abominable, where she is still active as a member). Most of her cinematic works are distributed by Light Cone, dedicated to distribution, diffusion and protection of experimental cinema. 

Filmography:
Preludes (cm, 2010), Return to Aeolus Street (cm, 2013). 


Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari:
Fantasmata planiountai pano apo tin Europi (Spectres Are Haunting Europe, doc., 2016).

Niki Giannari

Niki Giannari

Niki Giannari (Greece, 1968) is a Greek writer.

Filmography:
Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari:
Fantasmata planiountai pano apo tin Europi (Spectres Are Haunting Europe, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Maria Kourkouta, Niki Giannari
fotografia, montaggio/cinematography, film editing
Maria Kourkouta
suono/sound
André Fèvre
produttori/producers
Carine Chichkowsky, Maria Kourkouta
produzione/production
Survivance Productions


contatti/contacts
Maria Kourkouta
entr.acte95@gmail.com

Director statement Read more

“The film is a gift for the refugees. A gift in return for all that we owe them: life and political practice – as they are the only ones who can still move in the face of all sorts of walls in enclosed Europe. It’s a call to welcome the refugees, as well as the ghosts that return with them.”