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Christos Passalis boucle le tournage de The Dragon Has Come

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- Le premier long-métrage de l’acteur, scénariste et réalisateur grec est aussi le premier à pouvoir être tourné du début à la fin en ces temps de pandémie

Christos Passalis boucle le tournage de The Dragon Has Come
Christos Passalis sur le tournage de The Dragon Has Come (© Kiki Papadopoulou)

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Greek writer-director Christos Passalis is better known internationally for his acting career, first in Yorgos LanthimosDogtooth [+lire aussi :
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and more recently in Syllas Tzoumerkas’ Homeland [+lire aussi :
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as well as in his latest film The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea [+lire aussi :
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. Passalis is also a noted stage director. The Dragon Has Come is his debut feature as director, and the first Greek film to be shot during the pandemic era and to have wrapped after the end of the quarantine.

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The film follows an unusual and touching love story between Aris and Anna, who meet and fall in love in a dream-like town but soon realize they have more in common than they initially thought. However, the reason why they were reunited in this place remains unclear.

The screenplay was co-penned by Passalis and Eleni Vergeti. Passalis also has the leading role of Aris, while Anna is played by well-known Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia; both of them had previously co-starred in Dogtooth and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea. Along with the leading couple, the cast includes prominent Greek film and theatre thesps, including Marisha Triantafyllidou (Her Job [+lire aussi :
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), Sofia Kokkali (Thread [+lire aussi :
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), Maria Skoula, Rania Oikonomidou, Thanassis Dimou, Vassilis Karaboulas and Aris Armaganidis.

The film was shot on location in and around Athens and the Attica region, and the production had the collaboration of the City of Athens Film Office. Cinematographer Giorgos Karvelas (Digger [+lire aussi :
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) is handling the camerawork, while the film is edited by multi-awarded and Lanthimos regular Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Favourite [+lire aussi :
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) along with Marios Kleftakis. Hungarian Márton Ágh – known for his collaboration with Kornél Mundruczó in White God [+lire aussi :
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and Jupiter’s Moon [+lire aussi :
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interview : Kornél Mundruczó
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– is in charge of the production design.

The Dragon Has Come is a Greek production by Maria Drandaki for Athens-based Homemade Films, in co-production with ERT SA and with support by the Greek Film Center and the National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication - EKOME S.A.

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