Athens International Film Festival
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DEBT

GREECE | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 77’ | GREEK

‘Each person we meet in the course of our life is a journey and we often feel the need to travel with them first class or without luggage and empty pockets’. Alekos Zoukas is a darling man, fun-loving and at the same time a deep thinker. A man you can’t forget once you meet him. In the film, the travels of the director with Alekos Zoukas and his friends to Pirsogianni alternate with Alekos’ confessions about his experience with cancer. A tribute to friendship by a sinful angel…

DIRECTOR: Stavros Psillakis
SCREENWRITER: Stavros Psillakis
DoP: Kostas, Palmas, Stavros Psillakis
EDITOR: Spyros Kokkas

STAVROS PSILLAKIS
Born in Chania, 1954. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens in Electrical Engineering. He studied film direction at the Hadjikou Film School (Athens) and anthropological documentary filmmaking at the VARAN School (Paris) . He won an HFA award for his film ‘There Was No Other Way’.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021
Debt
2019 For No Reasons - Meetings with Yorgos Maniatis
2015 The Light Inside
2014 Short Gypsy Stories
2012 METAXA Listening to Time
2009 There Was No Other Way
2000 The Man Who Disturbed the Universe



    Publication date: 2021-09-13 23:54:36

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