Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she learns that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.
Thanasis Neofotistos is a film director, writer and architect from Athens, Greece and a Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing and Acting (AKMI). One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (2014) was his successful thesis, and SPARKLING CANDLES (2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film. He is now in the financing stage of his debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age folktale, PETER AND THE WOLF; the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst others, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2019
Jury award for Best European Short Film
La Biennale di Venezia , Italy, 2018
Bosphorus IFF , Turkey, 2018
Winner Short Film Competition
Hollywood FF, United States, 2018
Global Grand Jury Prize
Aspen Shortsfest, United States, 2019
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