Kala Azar

 

Netherlands, Greece | 2020 | DCP | Color | 85 min | Janis Rafa

SATURDAY 3 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 3 | 14:30  HRS. | 91 MIN.

FRIDAY 9 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 91 MIN.

Director / Director: Janis Rafa

Guión / Screenplay: Janis Rafa

Productor / Producer: Digna Sike
Fotografía / Cinematography: Thodoros Mihopoulos
Edición / Editing: Patrick Minks
Sonido / Sound: Nikos Kostantinou

Música / Music: LOOR, Gwilym Sainsbury

Compañía Productora / Production Company: Netherlands Film Fonds, Greek Film Centre, ERT
Reparto / Cast: Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michelle Valley, Tassos Rafailidis, Oğuz Han Kaya, Gökhan Kaya, Maria Alliferi, Adrian Frieling, Martin Benge, Nikos Pantelidis, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, Pavlos Kourtidis, Lenika Arfani.

Synopsis:

At the margins of a city somewhere in the south of Europe, a young couple start their day with their job routine: collecting deceased pets from their owners in order to cremate them and return their ashes. This paid job aside, they also collect and cremate roadkill found as they drive around in their car, which also seems to be their home. In this endless life cycle, human beings and animals coexist harmoniously, until the couple causes a roadkill themselves.

Biography:

Janis Rafa lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens. She completed her education in Fine Art at the University of Leeds. Her body of work spans from experimental moving image practices, to video-essays, sculptures, environmental installations, cinematic narratives and most recently medium and feature length films. Her films and video works were screened at Netherlands Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI, Cinema de la Nouvelle Lune, Curtas Vila do Conde, Gulf Film Festival, Capalbio Cinema, and as part of Rencontres Internationales (2016, 2010, 2014).

Festivals:

49th International Film Festival Rotterdam  –International Competition– 2020, Netherlands.

 

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