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KARLOVY VARY 2019 East of the West

EXCLUSIVE: Teaser and poster for Zizotek

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- Greek director Vardis Marinakis is world-premiering his sophomore feature in the East of the West Competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Teaser and poster for Zizotek
August Lambrou-Negrepontis in Zizotek

After nine-year-old Jason (August Lambrou-Negrepontis) is abandoned by his mother (Penelope Tsilika) at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas (Dimitris Xanthopoulos). Although at first the man won’t take him in, a series of circumstances eventually leads them to form a family – something both of them have been lacking for a long time. It’s a touching tale of harmony and a story about the yearning for intimacy.

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This is the plot of Vardis Marinakis’ much-anticipated sophomore feature, Zizotek [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Vardis Marinakis
film profile
]
, which is set to world-premiere at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (28 June-6 July), in the East of the West Competition. The Greek director, who also co-penned the script with Spiros Krimbalis, is returning to the festival circuit after his well-received, award-winning debut feature, Black Field [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Vardis Marinakis
film profile
]
, which was released nine years ago.

The main producer of Zizotek, Konstantinos Vassilaros, of Greek production house StudioBauhaus, commented on the experience of producing the movie and its forthcoming premiere: “The shoot for the film and its post-production were an adventure that has come to a bittersweet end, and now we’re setting off on a new one. I am very happy that Zizotek has found a home at the KVIFF, a festival boasting huge numbers of cinema-goers, and I hope that the film’s magical atmosphere and our characters' yearning for intimacy will connect with the audience.”

Zizotek was produced by Greece’s StudioBauhaus, together with TwoThirtyFive and Ixor VFX, and secured support from the Greek Film Centre and ERT SA. The production company is currently handling the sales itself.

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