Quiet LifeGreece/United Kingdom, 2019, 80 min, Colour
An alternative perspective on migration depicted through a gallery of portraits of a not so quiet daily life in Kavala, a small town in Northern Greece. An ageing local community juxtaposed with a young refugee family residing in the town because of a distant war. While silently contemplating on the past and patiently waiting for the future to come, they are all living a normal, seemingly quiet life.
Born and raised in Kavala, Greece, Tasos Giapoutzis lives and works in London as a freelance filmmaker and lecturer in film theory and practice at the University of Bedfordshire. In 2017 he was awarded full scholarship from the University of York to carry out his doctoral studies in Film by Creative Practice. His films have participated at numerous film festivals worldwide. Killing My Girl has been selected at over 50 international festivals; When Dahlias Bend Down premiered at the 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival; The Sea had its world premiere at the 13th Reykjavik International Film Festival. In the past he worked on Distribution and Sales at the Feature Films Department of Red Bull Media House in Salzburg, Austria.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Greece, 2019, Thessaloniki DFF ,
Thessaloniki DFF , Greece 2019 -