Uncut Family
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    Uncut Family

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    75 min

    • Greek


    Thessaloniki FF Chennai IFF

    The life of a boy in his adolescence takes a turn when his relationship with his mother and father is exposed. "Uncut Family" focus upon a three member family that is presented in its most sensitive and raw form, right at the point where its apparent stability collapses. On the pretext of uncovering the relationship the young boy has with his mother and father, Zapas dares in the five chapters of his movie (The Son, The Father, The Mother, The Father and Son, The Holy Family) to focus on an endo-family sexuality case which stands outside normal societal taboos, mapping a transcendental intra-family universe, painting with a regardless realism the cosmology of a contemporary world less remote than we imagine and closer than we could tolerate


    Maria Dima
    Alex Kelly
    Dimitris Yiannakopoulos
    Costas Zapas
    Costas Zapas
    Apostolos Karakasis

    Director's Statement

    The film falls under an internationally established cinematic tendency towards taboo subjects. It’s subject, “Family and Sexuality”, meets with resistance in society, art, even in psychoanalysis.



    Costas Zapas is much more clinical in his dissection of the Greek holy of holies in his Uncut Family. But he does so in an unexpected and powerfully unsettling way, winkling out long suppressed secrets through charged silences.

    Fiachra Gibbons, Guardian

    Uncut Family belongs to art brut

    Michele Levieux, L’Humanité

    Costas Zapas

    Costas Zapas


    I do not believe in form. I believe in meanings, because that is what makes a film alive.

    Cineuropa named him as «one of the most outstanding directors of contemporary auteur cinema», The Guardian as «one of the main protagonists of the burgeoning Greek new cinema wave» and L’Humanite as “the Greek exception”. He's known for UNCUT FAMILY (2004), THE LAST PORN MOVIE (2006), MINOR FREEDOMS (2008)- financed and coproduced by Lars von Trier’s production company Zentropa -, THE REBELLION OF RED MARIA (2011)and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (2016). All of them have screend at various major international film festivals to excellent reviews and have been released outside Greece.

    Selected Filmography