New Vision Slot 3: Symptom – by Angelos Frantzis; Saturday, 21,01., 19:15 Cinema 3

Greece 2015, D: Angelos Frantzis, 155 min, Greek with German subtitles (German Premiere)

Plot:

A peculiar creature appears on a remote, rainy island, wearing a leather jacket and staring with eyes that glow in the darkness. Whoever encounters it loses their mind. The island’s residents seek help from the only person who seems to posses the strength to confront the creature: a young girl. Embarking on a relentless hunt for the creature, the girl will put her faith on test and reveal her hidden relationship with the creature.

Angelos Frantzis

was born in Athens in 1970. He studied film direction at “INSAS” in Brussels. He has made 5 shorts and 4 feature films (“Polaroid”, “A dog’s dream”, “In the woods”, “Symptom”). His films have been screened and won awards at many international film festivals (Roterdam, Torino, Hong Kong, Sitges, Sao Paolo, New Horizons, Munich, Istambul etc.) . Besides film directing, Angelos Frantzis has been involved in art projects with combined techniques (installation, performance) and has worked as a film critic, publishing reviews in various books and magazines. His latest installation “Got to be real” participated in Venezia biennale 2012.

Director’s Filmography

 

FEATURE

2015 – SYMPTOM

2010 – IN THE WOODS

2005 – A DOG’S DREAM

2000 – POLAROID

SHORT

2013 – WILD BEAST

1997 – A HOLE IN THE WORLD

1995 – NINETEEN

1993 – WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF?

1992 – SHORT STORIES ABOUT MAN AND ORANGES