8th Continent

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    8th Continent

    Directed by

    Greece

    2017

    11 min

    • No dialogue

    Experimental

    In Lesvos island an old abandoned dump lies on a mountain with two big craters. The craters are overflown by thousands of life jackets from the refugee waves. A worker is the only inhabitant in this place that resembles an alien planet or a new continent.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Pavlos Iordanopoulos
    Screenplay
    Yorgos Zois
    Cinematography
    Stelios Pissas
    Editing
    Yannis Chalkiadakis
    Music
    Thalia Ioannidou

    Director's Statement

    This graveyard of life jackets constitutes a modern monument of our absurd world. It does not only represent the aftermath of this massive population movement in the 21st century. It also haunts us with images that dig deeply into our own existence and carry a universal life meaning that goes beyond the daily news.

    Production
    SQUAREDSQUARE
    Yorgos Zois

    Yorgos Zois

    Greece

    I want to capture that frame where interpretation turns into experience, constructive fiction into accidental life.

    After several award-winning short films in different festivals, Yorgos directed his first feature film in 2015, Interruption, presented at the Venice Mostra. Screened during the 57 th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, THIRD KIND is a chilling science- fiction tale about wandering ghosts of an abandoned civilisation.

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