true blue

a film by Haris Raftogiannis

Greece | Greek | Short | Documentary | 2016 | 30'

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synopsis

In a country that is collapsing (Greece), an elderly  Greek - American couple, Girly & Stamatis, are enjoying life at the Greek island of Ikaria, a place known for the reason that its people "forget to die". 
But the sudden death of a friend reminds them that the end may be closer than they think.

 

cast

Girly Moraiti, Stamatios Moraitis

 

the director

Haris Raftogiannis was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Sociology and History of Cinema at the University of Crete.

His short, mid-length and documentary films True Blue (2016), Democracy: The Way of the Cross (2013), A Silent Sea (2012), Seeders’ Seed (2011), On the Butcher’s Bench (2006), and The Long Hall (2005) were selected for numerous European film festivals (Clermont Ferrand, Visions du Réel, Angers) and awarded in Greece. 

 Airland, his first feature documentary is going to be released in 2021. He is currently developing his first fiction feature, The River, produced by Eleni Kossyfidou. It participated in the MFI Script Lab 2015 (Greece), Initiative Film 2015 (France), TIFF Crossroads 2016 (Greece), LAGFF IPDF  – special mention as best project 2016 (USA), Angers Premiers Plans 2016 & 2017 (France), it was shortlisted for IFFR Cinemart 2017 (Netherlands) and has received funding from the Greek Film Center 2017.

He is a co founder of the indie music band Sweet Sixteen.

 

awards 

  • Chalkida Greek National Festival (winner: best doc) (2016)

  • Ierapetra Greek National festival (winner: best doc) (2017)

 

festivals

  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2016)

  • Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix (2017)

  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2017)

  • International Short Waves film festival, Poznan (2017)

  • Festival Premiers plans d'Angers (2017)

  • LA Greek Film Festival (2017)

  • Dublin Greek Film Festival (2018)

  • MEK (Museum Europäischer Kulturen), Berlin (2019)

 
 

crew

Writer: Haris Raftogiannis

camera & Sound: Pantelis Mantzanas, Haris Raftogiannis

edit: Haris Raftogiannis

Producers: Haris Raftogiannis, Fenia Cossovitsa, Vicky Miha, Blonde S.A., Boo S.A.