64th TIFF: World Premiere

Kaizo unfolds the story of two children as they wander through an empty town, in a bizarre game of exploration. They venture forth in an attempt to discover something, seeking to understand what exactly happened, or perhaps just to escape from it all. Kaizo is an endless tale of love in a desolate world, a narrative game with no true conclusion, and a journey through an ageless era. It resembles a video game or a post-apocalyptic tale, which unfolds in variations, chapters, or levels. It commences and concludes endlessly. The beginning is the end, and each ending marks a new beginning.

Kaizo is a moving-image work comprising six AI-generated variations with a total runtime of 40 minutes, screened in a loop with free admission for the public.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: George Drivas
Script: George Drivas
Cinematography: Claudio Bolivar
Editing: Christos Gakis
Sound: George Ramantanis
Music: George Ramantanis
Actors: Angeliki Beveratou, Nikos Vlachogiannis
Production: Skeptik Productions
Art Direction: George Drivas, Efi Gousi
Costumes: Lazaros Tzovaras
Make Up: Eleni Savidou
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 40'
Contact: George Drivas (drivas@mail.com)

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture – Ηellenic Republic

George Drivas

George Drivas was born in Athens. He represented Greece at the Venice Biennale in 2017. George Drivas’s work has been featured as a solo show at AnnexM / Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall (2020), the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2018 and 2009), and La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, (2017), and in over 150 group exhibitions or festivals such as: “New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; “Rencontres Internationales,” Louvre Museum, Paris; “back forward rewind”, Media Art Lab, Moscow; “Imagined Communities”, 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art_Videobrasil, São Paulo; and “Antidoron – The EMST Collection,” documenta 14, Kassel. George Drivas’s work is part of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) collection in Athens.


2006 Beta Test (short)
2009 Empirical Data (short)
2011 Sequence Error (short)
2014 Kepler (short)
2019 Empirical Data 2_0 (short)
2023 Kaizo (short)