Third Kind: La Semaine de la Critique of Festival de Cannes


L’Espace Miramar, Cannes

Giorgos Zois – member of our selection committee for the Moving Image – goes to Cannes! His new movie Third Kind will premiere at Semaine de la Critique 2018.

Earth has been abandoned for a long time and humanity has found refuge in outer space. Three archaeologists return to Earth to investigate the origin of a mysterious five tone signal…

Yorgos Zois is a Greek director and producer. His body of work has been acknowledged at festivals worldwide (Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, among others) winning various awards and distinctions. His first short film Casus Belli premiered in Venice in 2010 and travelled in more than one hundred film festivals, while it won in Greece the 2011 best short film award from the Greek Film Academy. His second short film, Out of Frame premiered at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012 and won the European Film Academy award. His first feature film Interruption made its worldwide premiere at the 72th Venice Film Festival in section Orizzonti. The film raised highly acclaimed reviews all around the world about its meta-aesthetics and daring narration, while praised European directors such as Ruben Ostlund and Roman Gavras have expressed their admiration for the film. In Greece, it received nine nominations from the Greek Film Academy and  it won the best newcomer director award. His latest short film called 8th Continent had its premiere as a special screening in the 74th Venice Film Festival, while Zois was also member of the Official Jury Best Debut Film – Lion of the Future.