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KALA AZAR

by Janis Rafa

synopsis

Kala azar describes of a place that cannot sustain animal life any longer. In a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life. Kala azar is a meditation on the paradox of life-circles among beings of different species. A film about existence, on the boundaries between living and dead, human and non-human.

original title: Kala azar
country: Netherlands, Greece
sales agent: Heretic Outreach
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Janis Rafa
film run: 85'
screenplay: Janis Rafa
cast: Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michele Valley, Tasos Rafailidis
cinematography by: Thodoros Mihopoulos
film editing: Patrick Minks
art director: Elena Vardava
costumes designer: Vassilios Barbarigos
producer: Digna Sinke
co-producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
production: SNG Film (Studio Nieuwe Gronden), Heretic - Creative Producers
backing: The Greek Film Centre (GR), ERT (GR), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (NL), Abraham Tuschinski Fonds, Abraham Tuschinski Fonds (NL)
distributor: Periscoop Film
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