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Director
Costas Zapas

Filmography
2004 Uncut Family
2006 The Last Porn Movie
2008 Minor Freedoms
2010 The Rebellion of Red Maria

Biography
Cineuropa magazine characterized Zapas as “one of the most outstanding directors of contemporary auteur cinema,” while The Guardian referred to him as “one of the main protagonists of the burgeoning Greek new wave in cinema.” His first feature, Uncut Family (2004), screened at the 45th Thessaloniki IFF. His second feature film, The Last Porn Movie (2006), had its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival and, following its Greek premiere at the Athens IFF, screened at the Kiev IFF, the Cyprus IFF, the Thessaloniki IFF and the Chennai IFF. Lars von Trier’s production company, Zentropa, co-produced his third feature film Minor Freedoms (2008). In February 2010, the Greek Film Archive presented a tribute to Costas Zapas’ “Family Trilogy”. His latest movie, The Rebellion of Red Maria (2010), had its world premiere at the Mar del Plata IFF and was described as “the most explosive vein of the brilliant new wave of Greek cinema.” His new, English-language film, Frankenstein: A Death Odyssey, based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is currently in pre-production. The script was selected as one of the best European scripts by the Producers Lab Toronto 2011 at the Toronto IFF, in collaboration with the European Film Promotion and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Costas Zapas

Minor Freedoms / Costas Zapas

A violent man in the highlands of the Greek provinces traffics immigrants and young prostitutes from the Balkan countries. In fact, he has no qualms about prostituting his own teenage daughter, Fanny. Fanny, already addicted to drugs and mentally disturbed, does not resist her father’s violence and works for him as a prostitute. The father wishes to prostitute his young son, Christos, as well. Immature and unable to break free from his family, Christos manifests suicidal behavior. Unavoidably, a sexual attraction develops between the siblings: all they have is each other, but neither of them dares admit it. It’s too soon for them to do anything for one another. Day by day, Fanny begins to collapse. The father’s reign holds strong. However, his younger son, Christos, resists. After puberty, the time of succession comes in a man’s life. He refuses to obey his father. But in the kingdom of the father, the last word belongs to the king...


Director:Costas Zapas
Script:Costas Zapas
Cinematography:Costas Zapas
Editing:Costas Zapas
Sound:Ilias Flammos
With:Andonis Papadopoulos (father),Marlen Saites (Fanny),Alexandros Toundas (Christos),Yorgos Tzavaras (rapist)
World Sales:TrustNordisk ApS, Denmark T. +45 3686 8788 F. +45 3686 8750 info@trustnordisk.com www.trustnordisk.com
Producer:Gregory Athanassiou
Production:Minus Pictures, Greece T.+30 210 3641 652 minuspictures@yahoo.com & Zentropa Entertainment, Denmark T.+45 36 868 788 www.zentropa.dk
Production Country:Greece-Denmark
Format:HDCAM Έγχρωμο
Duration:82'
Production Year:2008
Screening Schedule
TONIA MARKETAKI:Friday, November 09, 2012 - 24:00 | ID:737
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