:SPECTRES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE / FANTASMATA PLANIOUNTAI PANO APO TIN EVROPI
Greece/France, 2016, 99 min
Spectres are haunting Europe (trailer) from maria k on Vimeo.
The daily life of refugees in the camp of Idomeni, next to the Greek-Macedonian border. Refugees waiting in queues for food, tea and doctors; waiting to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia. One day, Europe closes its borders for them once and for all. The "residents" of Idomeni decide, in their turn, to occupy the train tracks, blocking the trains that carry goods across the border.
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Maria Kourkouta (1982) is a Greek filmmaker and photographer living in France. She has been making short documentaries and experimental films since 2008, including the film collage Prelude 02 – 07 and Epistrofi stin odo Ailolu (2013). For her feature-film debut Spectres are haunting Europe, she collaborated with Greek author Niki Giannari.
Best Documentary - Jihlava IDFF 2016. Special Mention of Interfedi Jury – Torino FF 2016. CPH: DOX 2017. Visions du Réel, Nyon 2016. Glasgow FF 2017. Cinemed, Montpellier 2016. Thessaloniki DFF 2017.
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