Special Tribute: Red Hulk by Asimina Proedrou; Dad, Lenin and Freddy by Rinio Dragasaki; Yellow Fieber by Konstantina Kotzamani; The Capsule by Athina Rachel Tsangari: Sunday, 22.01., 14:00, Cinema 3

Tribute to Greek female filmmakers

Red Hulk – by Asimina Proedrou

Greece 2013, R: Asimina Proedrou, 30 Min, Greek with english subtitles

Plot

Giorgos lives on his own in Athens. He lacks purpose, self-confidence, identity and peer acceptance. He fills the void by becoming the “Red Hulk”, as he is known at his football team’s fan club. Until the day he gets involved in racial violence, entailing new problems and dilemmas…

Asimina Proedrou

Born in 1982 in Athens, Greece. She studied music at the “Attic Conservatory” (piano degree in 2001), Economic Theory at the Athens University of Economics and Business (BA in 2005 and MSc in 2007) and Film Directing at the Athens New York College and Akmi Metropolitan College (Athens), in collaboration with Queen Margaret University (BA in 2013).

Asimina is the producer, screenwriter and director of the short film ‘RED HULK’, which was her graduation project at her film school, and has already won (among other awards) the Grand Prix, the Best Actor and the Cinematography Award at the International Short Film Festival in Drama 2013, the Best Short Film Award at the Athens International Film Festival 2013, the Best Short International Fiction Film Award at the Tirana International Film Festival (Albania), the Best Short Film Award at the Los Angeles (USA) Greek Film Festival 2014 and the Special Jury Prize at the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia). ‘RED HULK’ was also officially selected to participate in the international competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2014) as well as in more than sixty international film festivals.

Asimina is currently working on her ‘Master’s of Arts’ in Film Directing at Raindance (Staffordshire University), while writing the script for her debut feature script. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents 2015, Sarajevo Talents 2015 and Berlinale Talents Script Station 2016 where she participated with her feature script.

Filmography

Red Hulk (2013)

Facets of Loneliness (2010)

Dad, Lenin and Freddy by Rinio Dragasaki

Greece 2011, R: Rinio Dragasaki, 19 Min, DCP, Greek with english subtitles

Plot

During the 80’s, in Athens, a nine year old girl gradually loses touch with her workaholic communist father. She fantasies that Vladimir Lenin wants to harm him. Things get worse when the American movie maniac, Freddy Krueger join forces with the Russian.

Rinio Dragasaki

Yellow Fieber by Konstantina Kotzamani

Konstantina Kotzamani

born in Komotini in 1983, Konstantina studied Pharmacy and Cinema at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Fine Arts. She has participated at Berlin and Sarajevo Talent Campus as a director. Her short movies have been selected in several International Festivals and have gained many awards.

The Capsule – by Athina Rachel Tsangari

the capsule

Plot

Seven young women. A mansion perched on a Cycladic rock. A series of lessons on discipline, desire, discovery, and disappearance.

A melancholy, inescapable cycle on the brink of womanhood — infinitely.

Athina Rachel Tsaggari

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s sophomore feature Attenberg premièred in competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Coppa Volpi Award for its lead, Ariane Labed, and went on to win several directing and best film awards at festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of Haos Film, a filmmaker-run production company based in Athens. Among Haos’ producing credits are three films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos: “Kinetta”, “Dogtooth” as associate producer, and “Alps”. Tsangari’s medium-length film The Capsule, commissioned by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, was part of Documenta13, and premiered at the 2012 Locarno IFF. She was a co-producer on Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight where she also appeared as an actor. For the 70th anniversary of the Venice IFF she contributed the science fiction short 24 Frames Per Century. Duncharon, her sci-fi comedy in development, was awarded the ARTE France Cinéma Award for best project at Rotterdam’s CineMart.