“The exquisite mise-en-scène unfolds the layers of times in concentric circles, unveiling the fife and the memories carved into the walls by sounds and physicality.”
Director: Yorgos Zois
Greece / Croatia, 2018, 32 min
Starring: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Effi Rabsilber, Nikos Hanakoulas, Miankhail Waris Awalgul
“I want to capture that frame where interpretation turns into experience, constructive fiction into accidental life.” – Yorgos Zois
Yorgos Zois was born in Athens (Greece) in 1982. He studied applied Math & Nuclear Physics at the NTUA and film direction at Stavrakou Film School, Athens and UdK Berlin with scholarship by Costa Gavras. He also worked as an assistant to Theo Angelopoulos in the film “Dust of Time”.
His debut short film “CASUS BELLI” premiered at the 67th Venice IFF in 2010, competing at numerous international film festivals: Rotterdam, Clermont Ferrand, Tokyo Short Shorts, Palm Springs, LA Short Fest, among others, and winning multiple first awards and distinctions. In Greece it won the 2011 best short film award from the Greek Film Academy and six awards at the Greek National Drama Short Film Festival including best film, best director and best script.
His second short film, “OUT OF FRAME” premiered at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012 and won the EFA award for Best European short film and several other distinctions for its visual form and concept of narration in film festivals around the world. In 2012 Zois received a nomination for best European film director from the European Film Academy.
His first feature film “INTERRUPTION” made its world wide premiere at the 72th International Venice Film in section Orizzonti that represents the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. The film raised highly acclaimed reviews all around the world and now it still continues it’s festival journey (Istanbul, Palm Springs, Sarajevo, Mumbai, Sao Paolo, Vilnius etc). In Greece it received nine nominations from the Greek Film Academy and won the best newcomer director award.
Based in Athens, Zois is currently involved in new projects around the world.
His short film, “THIRD KIND”, was selected at the Semaine de la Critique (Cannes International Film Festival).