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Costas Zapas Tribute at 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival
21 October 2012
 
 
   
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For the 53rd edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, a new section entitled Night Views is established, which in its first year will showcase the work of two filmmakers, Greek Costas Zapas and Israeli Lior Shamriz. Night Views will focus on cinema that experiments with both form and content, breaks taboos, explores the darkest sides of human nature and defies mainstream concerns and conventions.
Both filmmakers will attend the 53rd TIFF to present and discuss their work. 

COSTAS  ZAPAS Tribute 

Costas Zapas has consistently focused on uncovering a society in disintegration; his cinema is unforgiving in its commitment to present reality as he sees it. Urban life is viewed through the prisms of politics, family and sexuality and presented in a manner that could be described as almost primitive. Zapas writes aggressive, angry dialogue, draws grotesque characters, while at the same time employing a “dirty” and raw digital aesthetic.

The trilogy Uncut Family (2004, 75’), The Last Porn Movie (2006, 100’) and Minor Freedoms (2008, 82’) centers on repressive violence, forbidden eroticism and the breakdown of ethical boundaries within the familial environment; the Greek nuclear family is viewed as the pathogen of a more generalized moral crisis. In his most recent film, The Rebellion of Red Maria (2010, 95’), the aforementioned viewpoint is again explored, this time through the story of two anti-heroes conducting their own rebellion against the norm.  

Zapas’ films are internationally represented by Trust Film Sales the distribution arm of Lars von Trier’s Zentropa. His most recent project, not yet completed, is entitled Frankenstein: A Death Odyssey, and will feature original music by Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi, known for his work in films such as Wong Kar-wai΄s In the Mood for Love, Tom Ford’s A Single Man and Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. 
 
 
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