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METEORA

by Spiros Stathoulopoulos

synopsis

In the hot plains of central Greece, the Orthodox monasteries of Meteora are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. Down in the valley, the eternal cycles of farm life birth, milking, slaughter provide a stark contrast to their ascetic world. the young monk Theodoros and the nun Urania have devoted their lives to the strict rituals and practices of their community. A growing affection for one another puts their monastic life under question. Torn between spiritual devotion and their human desire, they must decide which path to follow.

international title: Meteora
original title: Metéora
country: Germany, Greece
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Spiros Stathoulopoulos
film run: 82'
release date: CZ 20/06/2013, FR 17/07/2013, NL 08/08/2013, DK 22/08/2013, PL 23/08/2013, DE 12/06/2014, ES 13/06/2014
screenplay: Asimakis Pagidas, Spiros Stathoulopoulos
cast: Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva-Karantinaki
cinematography by: Spiros Stathoulopoulos
film editing: George Cragg
art director: Aristotelis Karananos, Alexandra Siafkou
producer: Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Asimakis Alfa Pagidas, Theo Alexander, Yolanda Markopoulou, Alexander Bohr
production: Essential Filmproduktion, Polyplanity Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
distributor: Potemkine Films, Film Europe, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, Kairos Films, Film Europe s.r.o.

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2012 In Competition
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