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Syllas Tzoumerkas’ new film "A Blast" at the 67th Locarno Film Festival

17 July 2014 / 17:07:04  GRReporter
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The premiere of the new film directed by Greek director Syllas Tzoumerkas "A Blast" will take part in the competition of the 67th ​​ Locarno International Film Festival, starring Angeliki Papoulia, Vasilis Doganis Maria Filini and others.

Filmed in Athens, Hamburg and Pieria with the support of the Greek and Dutch film studios and the ones in Hamburg and Rhine-Westphalia, the film is a co-production of Greece, Germany and the Netherlands, featuring the French-German TV channel ZDF/ARTE.


"Maria is running on the highway. There is a fire and a bag full of money behind her and an endless road in front of her. Only a day earlier, she was a loving mother, wife in love and a responsible daughter. Today she rebelled, being determined to destroy everything in her path that she has ever loved and to take her life into her own hands. Black comedy and drama constantly alternate and a hidden tenderness constantly breaks through the cruel reality, turning Maria’s last journey to redemption into a Greek story that is more relevant than ever."

Director’s note

"In the turbulent years of the collapse of the Greek economy "A Blast" shows what it means to be disproved of and do something about it. Maria started her life as an adult with the best of intentions. Ten years later, wherever she turns, everything around her has begun to crumble. Since she does not want to put up with her lost dignity, lack of care and with her "defeated" love for life, Maria decides to take the offensive, attacking herself, her past and loved ones, her country and other people’s opinions of her sex in a fierce fight for the truth that she is waging inside herself and with the outside world."

Syllas Tzoumerkas

He was born in Thessalonik and has directed with success short films and documentaries. His first feature film "Homeland" made ​​its premiere at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, he participated in many international film festivals and was awarded five times by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Locarno International Film Festival will take place from 6-16 August and the film "A Blast" will be shown in Greek cinemas in winter by StraDa Films.


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