ΜANEKI ΝEKO (19’) by Manolis Mavris “Maneki Neko” is a psychoanalytic erotic thriller that lingers between the imaginary and realistic with enigmatic transitions from the everyday to fantasy and back. The film takes place in a taxi driving through Athens. In this taxi, the past meets the future and the protagonist’s worries clash with his desires. The truth seems to vanish in a glittering world of misleading surfaces and perspectives.
MANODOPERA (28’) by Loukianos Moschonas Down the lower-ground floor, as seasons go by, an Albanian worker and an upper-class young man renovate a flat. High on the rooftop, as nightfalls go by, the young man and his friends reflect on their existence.
OURANIA (16’) by Despoina Kourti Ourania is a middle-aged woman who has neglected herself. An unknown young man who suddenly appears in her life will help her rediscover her feminine nature.
The SeaNema Open Air Film Festival took place between July 30th and August 2nd and the ARTWORKS team was there! Our fellows' presence was outstanding: Among those selected to compete, were Despina Kourti with the film OURANIA and Manolis Mavris with the film MANEKI NEKO while Loukianos Moschonas presented his film MANODOPERA.
Fellows Loukianos Moschonas, Giorgos Nikopoulos and George Fourtounis also participated in SeaNema Screenwriters Lab!
Making the most of the Mediterranean climate and the picturesque landscape of Kefalonia, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival is the only film festival in Greece, and one of the few worldwide, in which the film projections are not hosted in cinema halls but in specially formed areas by the sea. The Festival aims at becoming an important meeting point for acknowledged and new filmmakers alike from all over the world, who will have the opportunity to promote their work and enjoy themselves, along with a numerous audience, in a dreamy place under the sound of Ionian sea waves.