Still River

Ακίνητο ποτάμι

Anna and Petros, a Greek couple who recently moved to an industrial Siberian town on account of Petros’ work, are shocked to discover Anna is pregnant with no prior intercourse. Did she cheat? Are they victims of a conspiracy? Or blessed with a miracle? Looking for a logical explanation to their situation, Petros starts distrusting Anna, who chooses to embrace the pregnancy, turning to religion to cope. Their previously unshakeable bond starts to falter and cracks begin to show, as their relationship becomes the battleground between the rational and the spiritual. Set against the striking frozen landscapes of Siberia, Still River is a haunting, touching suspense drama about love, trust and faith struggling in the face of doubt.

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Direction: Angelos Frantzis
Script: Spyros Krimpalis
Cinematography: Simon Beaufils
Editing: Nelly Ollivault
Sound: Ilvars Vegis
Music: Coti K.
Actors: Katia Goulioni, Andreas Konstantinou, Indra Burkovska, Juris Bartkevičs, Ivars Puga, Guna Zariņa, Katrīne Pasternaka
Production: Mezzanine Films, Tasse Films, Alatas Films, THE GARDENS
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Kostantinos Kontovrakis, Mathieu Bompoint, Aija Bērziņa, Alise Gelze, Vassilis Alatos, Angelos Frantzis
Co-production: ERT SA
Costumes: Ieva Kupcãne
Sets: Laura Dišlere
Make Up: Emîlija Eglîte, Stîna Skulme
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, France, Latvia
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 133΄
Contact: Heretic Outreach, ioanna@heretic.gr

Angelos Frantzis

Angelos Frantzis was born in Athens in 1970. He studied Film Direction at INSAS in Brussels. He has made five shorts and five feature films (Polaroid, A Dog’s Dream, In the Woods, Symptom, Still River). His films have been screened and won awarded in many international film festivals (Rotterdam, Torino, Hong Kong, Sitges, São Paolo, New Horizons, Munich, Istanbul etc). Besides film directing, Angelos Frantzis has been involved in mixed techniques art projects (installations, performances) and has worked as a film critic, publishing reviews in various books and magazines and as a cinema teacher. His installation “Got to be Real” participated in Venice Biennale 2012.

Filmography

2000 Polaroid
2005 A Dog’s Dream
2010 Into the Woods
2015 Symptom
2018 Still River