Athens International Film Festival

Danilo Treles: The Famous Andalusian Musician

Questioning modernism itself, Tornes stages a cinematic ritual around an invisible premise: the quest for a mythical name, a center of gravity that keeps changing, while at the same time providing the connective tissue for the most far-fetched free associations.

An English singer travels around the Greek countryside. He meets a strange creature, part man part fox, and together they start looking for Danilo Treles, a legendary musician from Andalusia. Tornes' craziest film wears its heart on its sleeve, starting with the title, which could conceivably allude to a Spanish surname but even the director himself could not deny the direct reference to the Greek language (Treles translates into madness).

Questioning modernism itself, Tornes stages a cinematic ritual around an invisible premise: the quest for a mythical name, a center of gravity that keeps changing, while at the same time providing the connective tissue for the most far-fetched free associations.

Tornes' larger-than-life allegory takes on a tactile, almost tangible, quality in a voyage brimming with symbolism from faraway lands, otherworldly creatures and visual gags with humorous undertones, where madness is the norm. The controversial scene with the Sudanese musician and the egg is possibly Tornes' most iconic moment. K.S.


ντανίλο τρέλες: ο φημισμένος ανδαλουσιανός... by NyxtesPremieras

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Stavros Tornes

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Stavros Tornes, Charlotte Van Gelder

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Giannis Daskalothanasis

Μουσική / Music
Aren Bee, Deedee M. Fadul Bepe della Matrona

Μοντάζ / Editor
Spiros Provis

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Stelios Anastasiadis
Sotiria Leonardou, Aren Bee
Roberto de Angelis
Deedee M. Fadul, Francesco Calimera

Ελλάδα / Greece
1986
Έγχρωμο / Color
35mm
80'
Ελληνικά / Greek



    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00

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