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Yorgos Zois - 8th Continent

Orizzonti - Short Films Out of Competition



Greece / 11’
language (no dialogues)
cast Pavlos Iordanopoulos
screenplay Yorgos Zois
cinematographer Stelios Pissas
editor Yannis Chalkiadakis
music Thalia Ioannidou
sound Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Aris Louziotis
special effects Thodoris Zigiris

Synopsis

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.

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.

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