After the very successful run of Season 1 (aired worldwide on Netflix) FAUDA will return with Season 2 very soon.
LAETITIA EIDO is currently shooting for Season 2 playing series lead Dr Shirin El-Abed.
This action-thriller – BEST SCRIPT, FIPA 2016 – tackles the clichés about the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and is watched and loved as much by Israelis AND Palestinians, which itself is already a victory.
« ‘FAUDA’, which means ‘chaos’ in Arabic, is ground-breaking for the region: it’s mostly in Arabic with Hebrew subtitles, and it shows the conflict in a way that makes people from ‘all’ sides want to keep watching ». The authors are not naïve, they « don’t think a TV show can be the key to peace in the region or anything. But at the very least, Israelis and Palestinians might realize that the people they’ve labeled ‘the enemy’ for so long aren’t so different, after all. »
What makes this series so riveting: it’s not a black-and-white overview of tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians. The plot focuses on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) unit re-assembling to try to eliminate a Hamas terrorist who was thought to have been killed in an earlier operation.
DAPHNE PATAKIA plays series regular ELEANOR – Princess of AUSTRIA in VERSAILLES, BBC’s period drama set in the court of Louis XIV.
Versailles set during the construction of the Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, that premiered on 16 November 2015 on Canal+ in France and on Super Channel in Canada, in May 2016 on BBC2 in Britain, and on 1 October 2016 on Ovation in the U.S.
Versailles, 1667. Haunted by the trauma of the Fronde, as the nobles of his court begin to rebel against the monarchy, 28-year-old King Louis XIV of France and Navarre (George Blagden), in a Machiavellian political move, decides to make the nobility submit by imposing a definitive move of the court from Paris to Versailles, his father’s former hunting lodge. Trapped by their king’s “invitation”, the nobles of Paris gradually come to see the castle as a gilded prison, and soon even the most humble courtiers of the king begin to show their viciousness as the alcoves of secrets, politics, and war are maneuvered through, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.
Daphne Patakia is starring in Tony Gatlif’s next feature: DJAM whichwill 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.
ERRIKA BIGIOU joins the cast of the DURRELLS as series regular – VASILIA.
The second season of ITV’s drama series The Durrells will premiere on Sunday April 23rd at 8pm.
The Durrells is set in 1935 and follows Louisa Durrell whose life is in meltdown. Her husband died years ago, the money has all but run out and her four unruly ‘children’ are going off the rails. Louisa realises she can carry on struggling or make a radical change and escape. She tells her family that she is taking them to Corfu. The drama series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Limited and stars Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Daisy Waterstone, Milo Parker, Callum Woodhouse, Leslie Caron, Yorgos Karamihos.
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.
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
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.