Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes: The films


Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes: The films


We have the pleasure to announce the 5 Greek films (Works in Progress) that will participate in the third edition of the “Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes” event which will take place on Monday, May 20th 2019, during the Marché du Film of the 72nd Festival de Cannes (May 14-25, 2019).


The participation of the Thessaloniki Film Festival’s Agora in the “Goes to Cannes” of this year’s edition of Cannes’ Marché du Film, one of the world’s largest film markets discovering up-and-coming directors from all over the world, is a collaboration between the Thessaloniki IFF and the Greek Film Centre with the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. Greece is the only country in Southeastern Europe and the Balkans that participates in the event.


The 5 Greek fiction feature films in post-production stage will be showcased to the sales agents, distributors and programmers who attend this year’s Cannes’ Marché du Film. These films will be ready to launch in the festival circuit during the summer and are the following:


Apples, Director: Christos Nikou, Producers: Hercules Mavroides, Angelo Venetis, Nikos Smpiliris (executive producer), Boo Productions, Co-production: Mariusz Włodarski, LAVA Films, with the support of the Greek Film Centre, Polish Film Institute and ERT S.A., 90’, Greece, Poland


Logline: Could it be that we are the things we don’t forget?


Defunct, Director: Zacharias Mavroeidis, Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kostas Kefalas, Faliro House, with the support of the Greek Film Centre and ERT S.A., 90’, Greece


Logline: A 30-something failed businessman moves into his grandfather's house, a defunct WW2 veteran. His quest to live up to his legacy will redefine both the family hero and himself.



The Man with the Answers, Director: Stelios Kammitsis, Producers: Vicky Miha, Fenia Cossovitsa, Luca Legnani and Stelios Kammitsis, Production Companies: asterisk*, Blonde, 9.99 Films, Felony,  With the support of Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Greek Film Centre, Apulia Film Commission, ERT, Creative Europe MEDIA Program, IDM Südtirol, 85’, Cyprus, Greece, Italy


Logline: After the death of his grandmother, Victor, a Greek ex-diving champion in his 20s, starts a spontaneous road trip from his Greek hometown. On the boat to Italy, he meets Matthias, a charming German drifter. Both head to Bavaria, each for their own reasons, both seeking for answers, each to their own questions.



Persephone, Director | Producer: Costas Athousakis, Production Company: Sisyphus Projects, with the support of the Greek Film Centre and ERT, 90’, Greece


Logline: What would you do in the sight of world’s first sunrise... would you close your eyes and let it go?



Winona, Director: The Boy (Alexandros Voulgaris), Producer: Eleni Bertes, Logline, Associate Producers: Michalis Sarantinos, Maria Kontogianni, Steficon, 88’, Greece


Logline: It appears like an ordinary outing to a beautiful beach: four young women - none of which is ‘Winona’ - enjoy the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the sea. What secret hides behind their games and stories?



Aegean Airlines, Thessaloniki Film Festival’s official Air Travel Sponsor, will offer the air tickets (Athens – Nice) to the representatives of the films.


We are eager to host the Greek premieres of the films in the anniversary 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, October 31st – November 10th 2019.

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