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Director
Alexis Tsafas

Filmography
1977 Epea (short doc)
1979 Sunflowers (short)
1982 Route (short doc)
1983 Dwelling (short doc)
1991 Tunnel
2002 Dancing with Raidel (doc)
2005 Ο Cabo da Musica/The Music Cape (doc)
2008 Mindelo traz d’horizonte/Mindelo behind the Horizon (doc)
2011 A menina dos olhos grandes/Girl with Big Eyes


Biography
He was born in Athens in 1956, where he studied Cinema and Theatre. In 1977 he started working as Assistant Director in cinema and television productions. He has directed four short and five feature length films that participated and won awards at many international film festivals. He has also directed many creative documentaries for television. For the past eight years he has been living and working in Cape Verde.

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Girl with Big Eyes / Alexis Tsafas

The film’s title, Girl with Big Eyes, is based on a free adaptation of the popular fairy tale by the same name from Cape Verde. A creole girl returns from Europe to her homeland due to the sudden death of her father. There, she will come up against the harsh reality of an African country and the ghosts of her past: the absence of her European mother, cohabiting with her stepmother, the onset of puberty.


Director:Alexis Tsafas
Script:Zenaida Alfama
Cinematography:Yannis Fotou
Editing:Stamatis Magoulas
Sound:Yannis Christodoulatos
Music:Vasco Martins
Art Direction:Manu Cabral
Costumes:Vasso Mandelopoulou
Make up:Alfama Medina
With:Elisabete Gonçalves (Bia), Laura Branco (Lilí), Fonseca Soares (Calú)
World Sales:Criola Produções, Portugal T. +351 238 995 6053 alfama112@yahoo.com
Producer:Fotis Fotou
Production:Eurostudio, Greece T. +30 210 6666 761 fotis@fotou.gr & 2/35 SA T. +30 210 3417 407 nikos@235.gr
Production Country:Greece-Cape Verde
Co-production:Criola, Portugal
Format:HDCAM Color
Duration:85'
Production Year:2010
Screening Schedule
TONIA MARKETAKI:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 20:00 | ID:535
TONIA MARKETAKI:Friday, November 11, 2011 - 15:15 | ID:733
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