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"Lines" a film by Vassilis Mazomenos Main competition at Tallinn Black Night Fillm Festival


"Lines" a film by Vassilis Mazomenos :  

A call operator endeavors to help people keep on living and hoping.


Storyline :  Greece now days. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart. 

Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone call to the psychological support center called "life line". It's their last hope. As no one can really help them, even then, they all remain another part of the contemporary Greek tragedy.


Director's note : The inspiration of the film is the true and incredible fact of numerous suicides that sweep Greek society over the past seven years of the economic crisis.


Cast :  The film is not only introducing a number of great new actors but relaunches  the brilliant acting of some of the most important Greek actors of modern times, such as Themis Panou (2013 Venice Film Festival, Best Actor for Miss Violence) and Anna Kalaitzidou (2009 Dogtooth). In this way Vassilis Mazomenos has managed to combine the ideal cast to animate the Greek tragedy today.


The Vision  :  This could be another long shot film but in this film long shots are not just a cinematic way. They are still a remarkable way to exercise in style and the choreographic way but they are also the ideal way to put humans right in the plot point of narration. Long shots are the way to let actors not just to act but also to feel and live through space and time during a scene.

"LINES" TRAILER from Horme Pictures on Vimeo.

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About Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. In 2017 the festival was covered in 71 languages with a potential global media audience of over 1.1 billion people.

As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world (including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, Tokyo etc).  

Black Nights has an umbrella structure with two sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and youth and children's film festival Just Film taking place concurrently with the main festival,
two off-season festivals - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival - and a fully-fledged film industry platform Industry@Tallinn, organised jointly with the Baltic Event Co-production market.

Black Nights Film Festival 16 Nov - 2 Dec
PÖFF Shorts 20 Nov - 25 Nov
Just Film 16 Nov - 2 Dec
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 26 Nov - 30 Nov



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