Archive of films Norway / Norviyia
2014, 73 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
It’s 1984 and pleaure-seeking vampire Zano arrives in Athens. The party’s in full flow and things look promising but, as the evening wears on, Zano finds himself involved in an elaborate plot and ultimately has to make a tough decision: whether to compromise his ideals or risk his life. Using elements of steampunk in its artistic stylisation, the film could be taken as both a bizarre game or a scathing commentary on the situation in contemporary Greece.
It is 1984 and Athens welcomes the arrival of vampire Zano, pleasure-seeker, gin swiller and admirer of beautiful women. To the rhythm of Eighties disco music he uncovers the mysteries of the city and, apparently by chance, ends up in a bar named Zardoz, where any drug is there for the taking and the DJ brings the crowd to the edge of oblivion. His encounter with Nordic adonis Peter and temptress Alice heralds the start of a great one-off friendship. Yet the adventure they ultimately experience together surpasses all Zano’s expectations. He gradually realises that what at first looked like one big party is in fact an elaborate plot designed solely for him. Zano is subsequently faced with a tough decision: should he renounce his ideals and serve evil, or preserve his dignity, thus risking his own life? Using elements of steampunk in its artistic stylisation, this imaginative film could be taken as both a bizarre game or a scathing commentary on the situation in contemporary Greek society.
About the director
Yiannis Veslemes (b. 1979, Athens) studied film direction in his native Athens. He has shot a number of television commercials and several short films: Tugo tugo (1998), Lightwell (2000), Goal (2003) and Osiki (2009), of which the last was screened at numerous international short film festivals. In addition to his film work, Veslemes writes music under the pseudonym Felizol. He wrote the music for the successful Greek film The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013, dir. Elina Psykou) and also contributed his compositions to his own feature debut Norway.
About the film
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Christos Karamanis|
|Producer:||Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos|
|Coproduction:||Faliro House Productions|
|Cast:||Vangelis Mourikis, Alexia Kaltsiki, Daniel Bolda|
Director of Photography