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BURNING HEADS

by Yorgos Siougas

synopsis

Adonis, a 25 year old Russian immigrant, lives and works at a gas station in Larisa, a small town north of Athens. Ambitious and eager to climb the social ladder, he is also romantically involved with his boss's daughter, Natasa (20), who he plans to marries. Adonis returns to Athens to introduce his bride to be to his mother Rina (55) and brother Lefteris (20), a schizophrenic. Adonis's visit unravels family dynamics and deep-running problems that haunt all of them: Lefteris yearns his brother's love while living through a part long gone, Adonis tries to overcome his guilt over Lefteris and deals with the consequences of rejecting his roots and Rina unwillingly suffocates Adonis over shadowing Lefteris.

international title: Burning Heads
original title: To gala
country: Greece
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Yorgos Siougas
film run: 100'
release date: GR 24/09/2011
screenplay: Vasilis Katsikonouris
cast: Omiros Poulakis, Promitheas Aliferopoulos, Ioanna Tsirigoùli, Iro Bezou
cinematography by: Yannis Drakoularakos
film editing: Yannis Tsitsopoulos
art director: Eva Nathena
costumes designer: Eva Nathena
music: Anastasios C. Katsaris
producer: Christos Constantakopoulos, Manos Krezias, Costas Lambropoulos, Dionyssis Samiotis
production: CL Productions, Faliro House Productions, Odeon S.A., Greek Film Center
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