In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

Η Αναζήτηση της Λώρα Ντουράντ

Antonis and Christos are two friends who live in a small apartment in Athens. In distress and secluded from society, they survive mostly with Christos unemployment benefit. The two friends are also united by their common, platonic love interest for Laura Durand, a pornstar of the 90s who disappeared mysteriously several years ago. They also perform 8-bit music with their offbeat band named Speed_28. When things go from bad to worse, the friends decide that time has come to start the quest for Laura Durand.

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Direction: Dimitris Bavellas
Script: Dimitris Bavellas in co-operation with Katerina Kleitsioti
Cinematography: Ramon Malapetsas
Editing: Giorgos Georgopoulos
Sound: Stefanos Efthimiou, Stelios Koupetoris, Yiannis Skandamis, Costas Chrysogelos
Music: George Boussounis
Actors: Makis Papadimitriou, Michalis Sarantis, Anna Kalaitzidou, Danis Katranidis, Yvonni Maltezou
Production: Vox Productions
Producers: Gina Petropoulou, Lina Yannopoulou, Giorgos Zervas, Dimitris Bavellas Executive producers: Nikos Moutselos, Makis Papadimitriou, George Boussounis, George Ginis
Co-production: Two Thirty Five, ALATAS FILMS - KONSTANTINOS ALATAS, Ammos Music, Cekta, Fantasia Audiovisual Ltd., KENT Films, The Coffee Films, Greek Film Centre, ERT S.A.
Sets: Constantinos Papageorgiou
Format: DCP
Color: Color/Black&White
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 98'
Contact: Dimitris Bavellas

Dimitris Bavellas

Dimitris Bavellas was born in Neos Kosmos, Athens. He studied Film Direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Greece. He graduated with distinction in Film and Moving Image Production (MA) at the Northern Film School (Leeds, UK) in 2008 and spent some time in the country working as a director. His debut feature Runaway Day had its world premiere in the Competitive Section of the 19th Sarajevo International Film Festival. Then it was screened at Viennale 2013, the 68th Edinburgh Film Festival (UK Premiere) and up to more than 40 festivals around the world, receiving several awards on the way. In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand is his second feature film. Laura had its world premiere at the Official Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019, competing amongst the latest films by Wayne Wang (Smoke, Blue in the Face etc.) and Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train). The film had its Belgian premiere at the Parallel Competition Section of Mons International Film Festival 2020. The Balkan Premiere of the film was held at the In Focus program of Sarajevo International Film Festival 2020.


2001 agoraphobia (Short)
2002 Crash Test (Short)
2004 Guardian Angelo (Short)
2007 anticlockwise (Short)
2009 Behind the Curtain (Short)
2010 Positive? (Short)
2013 Runaway Day
2019 In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand