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Daphne Patakia : “DJAM” will premiere at the 70th Festival de Cannes

 

Daphne Patakia is starring in Tony Gatlif’s next feature: DJAM  which will premiere at the 70th Festival de Cannes.

The screening is planned for the 25th of May and will be part of the Séances Specials forum, companion of the official selection category. The film is a two-hander directed by Tony Gatlif and center’s on  “Djam”  played by Daphne – a young and rebellious girl that’s sent by her uncle “Kakourgos” (Simon Abkarian) an old Greek singer in Istanbul to fetch a rare engine part from a nearby island. Along the way she meets “Avril” (Maryne Cayon), a young, wild belly dancer with astonishing beauty. Charmed by one another “Avril” is persuaded to follow “Djam” on the return path home in an effort to create a better life for herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elli Tringou : SUNTAN

Elli Tringou plays the part of ANNA in SUNTAN – Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos.

Suntan, a coming of ‘middle-age’ film, from greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos. Set on a hedonistic Greek Island, a middle-aged doctor becomes obsessed with a young tourist when she lets him tag along with her group of hard partying friends, Suntan will be released in selected cinemas nationwide on 28 April 2017

For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. 

Suntan celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.

Nominations/Awards:

Edinburgh International Film Festival
2016

Won, Best International Feature Film

Oaxaca FilmFest, MX
2016

Won, Global – Best Movie

Odessa International Film Festival
2016

Won, Golden Duke

International Competition Program – Special Jury Mention

Rotterdam International Film Festival
2016

Nominated, Big Screen Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chara-Mata Giannatou is currently rehearsing for “Lampedusa”

Chara will hold the part of  Denise at the play “Lampedusa ”  at theatre of Neos Kosmos directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos.

Anders Lustgarten’s drama boldly contrasts the lives of a fisherman retrieving the bodies of refugees drowned at sea and a Chinese-British woman who collects debts for a payday loan company

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Ziad Bakri Joins KP Talent Management

Ziad Bakri is a Palestinian actor and filmmaker. Known for Blind Sun, Self Made, Mare Nostrum.

Won the Director’s Week award for Best Actor for his role in Blind Sun.

 

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Danae Skiadi at the National Theatre

Danae is playing the part of Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment at the National theatre directed by Sotiris Xatzakis.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky – focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov, in attempts to defend his actions, argues that with the pawnbroker’s money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a vermin. He also commits the murder to test a theory of his that dictates some people are naturally capable of such actions, and even have the right to perform them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov compares himself with Napoleon Bonaparte and shares his belief that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.

 

 

 

“METROPOLIS” in the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

Melissanthi Mahut joins the cast of the talented and youthful theatre troupe “Momentum” for the play METROPOLIS.

The messengers from five ancient Greek tragedies (Bacchae, Antigone, Medea, Herakles and Oedipus Rex) meet on stage and construct a play on the concepts of flight, arrival, memory and oblivion.

22 and 23 of July in the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus.

 

Ioannis Niarros Shoots TYRANT

Ioannis Niarros joins the cast of the much anticipated new Season of the TYRANT. He will appear in two episodes in Season 3.

TYRANT – An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys

“MUSTANG” hits the Oscars!

Erol Afsin playing the part of Osman in the Oscar-Nominated drama film “Mustang”

Mustang is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society.The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven’s personal life.

The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It received nine nominations at the 41st César Awards, and won four, for Best First Feature FilmBest Original ScreenplayBest Editing and Best Original MusicMustang has received widespread critical praise.

 

 

Daphne Patakia – Shooting Star 2016 Berlin Film Festival

Our very talented Daphne Patakia was selected  to represent Greece in the 66th Berlin Film Festival Shooting Star 2016.

This annual talent platform has developed an impressive reputation for uncovering the international stars of tomorrow. The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS initiative has set some of today’s most acclaimed European newcomers on the path to acting success.

Jury’s comment for Daphne: “A charismatic presence on the screen, Daphné convinced the jury with her extraordinary focus, her air of mystery and her willingness to express extreme emotions in astonishing ways.”

Selected films:
Spring Awakening (2016) by Constantine Giannaris
Interruption (2015) by Yorgos Zois