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Synopsis

Known for his edgy and surreal visual storytelling, Greek experienced filmmaker Angelos Frantzis has directed five feature films. Keeping the elements of contemporary fantasy that characterize his work, Frantzis delivers "Still River", his most approachable work to date.

A Greek couple, Anna (Katia Goulioni) and Petros (Andreas Konstantinou), have recently moved to a small industrial town in Siberia. It’s a long process to adapt, especially for Anna, since Petros is quite occupied with his job. That will cause a conflict between them and inevitably the couple is distanced. Everything is escalated as for the past period there is no sexual intercourse between them. This slow-paced decay is intensified when an unexpected event occurs, changing everything between them. Balancing between trust and disbelief the haunting suspense evolves.

Blending mystery with secrets, set in the atmospheric icy Latvian landscape, the story brings a relationship to the edges. Seen mainly from the female aspect and juxtaposing the sexual frigidity to the environment’s frozenness, everything reaches the verges of metaphysical. Frantzis is borrowing elements of both Christianity in conjunction to Greek mythology, to offer an unexpected overview on the battle between the rational and the spiritual.

Vassilis Economou

Director
Angelos Frantzis

(b. 1970) studied film directing at “INSAS” in Brussels. He has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic, publishing reviews in various books and magazines and as a cinema teacher. "Still River" is his fifth full-length film.

Filmography
  • Polaroid (2000, To oneiro tou skylou (A Dog’s Dream, 2005, Mesa sto dasos (In the Woods, 2010, Symptom (2015, Still River (2018)
Mon, 26.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall Scape
110102
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 110102
Movie guests
Director Angelos Frantzis, Cast  Katia Goulioni, Cast  Andreas Konstantinou, Producer  Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Producer  Giorgos Karnavas
Tue, 27.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
121803
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 121803
Sat, 01.12.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
160308
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 160308
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Greece, France, Latvia
Year: 2018
Duration: 128 minutes
Languages: Greek, English, Russian
Director: Angelos Frantzis
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mathieu Bompoint, Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze, Vassilis Alatas, Angelos Frantzis
Writers: Angelos Frantzis, Spyros Kribalis
DOP: Simon Beaufils
Montage: Nelly Ollivault
Composer: Coti K
Cast: Katia Goulioni, Andreas Konstantinou, Indra Burkovska, Juris Bartkevičs, Ivars Puga
Productions: Heretic, Mezzanine Films, Tasse Films, Alatas Films, The Gardens
Synopsis

Known for his edgy and surreal visual storytelling, Greek experienced filmmaker Angelos Frantzis has directed five feature films. Keeping the elements of contemporary fantasy that characterize his work, Frantzis delivers "Still River", his most approachable work to date.

A Greek couple, Anna (Katia Goulioni) and Petros (Andreas Konstantinou), have recently moved to a small industrial town in Siberia. It’s a long process to adapt, especially for Anna, since Petros is quite occupied with his job. That will cause a conflict between them and inevitably the couple is distanced. Everything is escalated as for the past period there is no sexual intercourse between them. This slow-paced decay is intensified when an unexpected event occurs, changing everything between them. Balancing between trust and disbelief the haunting suspense evolves.

Blending mystery with secrets, set in the atmospheric icy Latvian landscape, the story brings a relationship to the edges. Seen mainly from the female aspect and juxtaposing the sexual frigidity to the environment’s frozenness, everything reaches the verges of metaphysical. Frantzis is borrowing elements of both Christianity in conjunction to Greek mythology, to offer an unexpected overview on the battle between the rational and the spiritual.

Vassilis Economou

Director
Angelos Frantzis

(b. 1970) studied film directing at “INSAS” in Brussels. He has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic, publishing reviews in various books and magazines and as a cinema teacher. "Still River" is his fifth full-length film.

Filmography
  • Polaroid (2000, To oneiro tou skylou (A Dog’s Dream, 2005, Mesa sto dasos (In the Woods, 2010, Symptom (2015, Still River (2018)