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Director
Syllas Tzoumerkas

Filmography
(selected)
2010 Homeland
2014 A Blast

Biography
Born in 1978 in Thessaloniki. He directed short films (The Devouring Eyes – Cinefondation, Cannes Film Festival 2001), TV-documentaries, and the feature films Homeland (International Critics’ Week – Venice IFF 2010) and A Blast (Locarno IFF 2014).

100 years of Greek Cinema - 2014

A Blast / Syllas Tzoumerkas

Maria is running away along the highway, alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before, she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue. A Blast premiered in competition at the Locarno IFF 2014.


Director:Syllas Tzoumerkas
Script:Syllas Tzoumerkas, Yοula Boudali
Cinematography:Pantelis Mantzanas
Editing:Kathrin Dietzel
Sound:Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Music:Drog A Tek
Art Direction:Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Costumes:Marli Aliferi
Make up:Evi Zafiropoulou
With:Angeliki Papoulia (Maria), Vassilis Doganis (Yannis), Maria Filini (Gogo), Themis Bazaka (mother), Yorgos Biniaris (father), Makis Papadimitriou (Costas)
World Sales:Homemade Films T. +30 213 0415200 info@homemadefilms.gr www.homemadefilms.gr
Distribution in Greece:Strada Films Takis Veremis T. +30 210 9590 120 F. +30 210 9582 216 info@stradaent.gr www.stradafilms.gr
Producer:Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker
Co-producers:Konstantina Stavrianou, Theodora Valenti-Pikrou, Mario Mazzarotto, Irini Vougioukalou, Panos Papadopoulos
Production:Homemade Films, T. +30 213 0415 200 info@homemadefilms.gr & unafilm & PRPL & Bastide Films
Production Country:Greece-Germany-The Netherlands
Co-production:Nederlands FilmFonds (The Netherlands) & Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) & Pan Entertainment & Graal SA & Marni Films (Greece) & Mamoko Entertainment (Germany) & Prosenghisi Ltd (Greece) & Movimento Film (Germany) με τη συνεργασία τού/in collaboration with ZDF/ARTE
Format:DCP Color
Duration:83'
Production Year:2014
Associate producers: Marc O. Dreher, Martin Ludwig, Meinolf Zurhorst 

 With the support of the GFC
Screening Schedule
TONIA MARKETAKI:Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 19:30 | ID:236
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