Yorgos Zois

2010 Casus Belli (short)
2012 Out of Frame (short)
2015 Interruption

He was born in Athens in 1982. He studied Applied Math and Nuclear Physics at the NTUA and Film Direction at the Stavrakos Film School, Athens and the U.d.K, Berlin. His debut short film Casus Belli premiered at the Venice IFF in 2010 and participated in the official competition of major international film festivals (Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Tokyo Short Shorts, Palm Springs, LA Short Fest, et al.), winning multiple first awards and distinctions. It also won the Greek Film Academy's best short film award for 2011 and six awards, including best film, best director,and best script, at the Short Film Festival in Drama. His second short film, Out of Frame, premiered at the 2012 Venice IFF and won the EFA award for Best European short film. It went on to win several distinctions for its visual form and concept of narration, both in fiction and documentary festivals. Interruption, his first feature film, had its world premiere at the 2015 Venice IFF in the “Orizzonti” section, which showcases the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.

International Competition

Interruption / Yorgos Zois

A post-modern theater adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater in Athens. Like they do every night, the members of the audience take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the lights go out and the stage is dark. A group of young people, dressed in black and carrying guns, come up on stage. They apologize for the interruption and invite people from the audience to join them on stage. The play resumes with one main difference: life is now imitating art, and not the other way around.

Director:Yorgos Zois
Script:Yorgos Zois in collaboration with Vassilis Kyriakopoulos
Cinematography:Yannis Kanakis
Editing:Yannis Halkiadakis
Sound:Hrvoje Petek, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Aris Louziotis
Music:Sylvain Chauveau, Novi_sad
Art Direction:Spyros Laskaris
Costumes:Zorana Meic,Eva Goulakou
Make up:Nana Chiabaut
With:Cast: Alexandros Vardaxoglou (Leader of the Chorus), Pavlos Iordanopoulos (Member of the Chorus), Hristos Karteris (member of the Chorus), Sofia Kokkali (member of the Chorus), Romanna Lobats (member of the Chorus), Angeliki Margeti (member of the Chorus), Natassa Brouzioti (member of the Chorus), Aineias Tsamatis (member of the Chorus), Vassilis Andreou (Orestes), Daphne Ioakimidou-Patakia (Electra), Alexia Kaltsiki (Clytemnestra), Effi Rabsilber (Cassandra), Christos Stergioglou (Aegisthus), Lambros Filippou (Pylades), Nikos Flessas (Agamemnon), Constantinos Voudouris (Odysseas), Maria Kallimani (Ellie), Areti Seidaridou (Klelia), Spyros Sidiras (Constantinos), Christos Sougaris (Lucas), Alexandros Sotiriou (Petros), Elena Topalidou (Margarita), Maria Filini (Constantina)
World Sales:EZ Films, France – Ray Meirovitz T. +33 953 698 094
Producer:Maria Drandaki, Ellie Meirovitz, Siniša Juričić
Production:Pan Entertainment T. +30 210 6985050
Production Country:Greece-France-Croatia
Co-production:EZ Films (France), JDP in association with Nukleus Film (Croatia)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Camera: Yorgos Karvelas

The project participated in the Balkan Fund at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010.

With the support of the GFC

Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:515
TONIA MARKETAKI:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 22:00 | ID:737