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24th Athens International Film Festival

Balamos

No matter how you choose to look at it, "Balamos" was a shock to the system, starting from the incredibly low cost to the transcendental experience of the imagery.

A man wanders around the country fairs of Thessaly with the pretext of buying a horse. His travels will lead him much further than he ever imagined, crossing paths with old prophets, forgotten witches and vampire princes. Setting out to make a documentary for public television that never aired, Tornes collected footage for a second debut, his first film since he returned to Greece.

A road movie unlike any other in the history of the genre, "Balamos" gallops through space and time, intoxicating viewers with an overdose of fantasy and freedom. Some will surely liken it to a dream, others will perceive it as a ritual or a pagan fantasy, while still others will rightfully consider it the most realistic documentary about the Greek countryside and its hidden enchantment ever made.

No matter how you choose to look at it, "Balamos" was a shock to the system, starting from the incredibly low cost to the transcendental experience of the imagery. K.S.

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Stavros Tornes

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Stavros Tornes

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Stamatis Giannoulis

Μοντάζ / Editor
Dimos Theos

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Stavros Tornes, Kyriakos Vilanakis Eleni Maniati, Mitsos Angelakopoulos
Enzo Attigenti, Constantine Pangalos

Ελλάδα / Greece
1982
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
80'
Ελληνικά / Greek

 


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