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Yannis Economides to Claim Award in Berlin Film Festival

mikro psariThe Greek film “Mikro Psari” (Little Fish) by Yannis Economides which was screened on Tuesday, February 11 in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, is highly likely to win one of the festival’s awards. Economides’ inspiring staging and the stunning performance of the protagonist Vaggelis Mourikis, have impressed the judges and the audience.

The film presents the life of a contract assassin who also works in a bakery during the day in order to raise money and help his friend escape prison. The director puts his hero in a society that has lost its moral values; money is the only thing that matters and friendship has been replaced by betrayal. It is a Greek-German-Cypriot co-production, with the collaboration of Faliro House Productions, Argonauts and Feelgood Entertainment.

“Little Fish” will compete against Yann Demange’s “71” (UK), “Aimer, boire et chanter” by Alain Resnais (France), “Aloft” by Claudia Llhosa (Spain, Canada, France), “Die geliebten Schwestern” by Dominik Graf (Germany), Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (US) and George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” (US).

Greece will also be represented by the short film “Washingtonia” by Konstantina Kotzamani, “Proavlio” (Schoolyard) by Rinio Dragasaki, “To Dentro ke I Kounia” (A Place Called Home) by Maria Douza, the “10th DAY” by Vassilis Mazomenos, “Sto Spiti” (At Home) by Athanasios Karanikolas and “Na kathese ke na kitas” (Standing Aside, Watching) by Yorgos Servetas.

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