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Homeland @ the 26th Mar del Plata IFF

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , on October 24, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland @ the 26th Mar del Plata IFF / Greece: Shooting in Times of Crisis section (Argentina, 5-13 November 2011) – for more info: mar del plata iff

Οι drog_A_tek στο Flix

Posted in DECEIVE! BETRAY! TERRORIZE! with tags , , , on October 11, 2011 by homelandfilm

Οι drog_A_tek μιλάνε στο Flix για το soundtrack της Χώρας Προέλευσης και το νέο τους άλμπουμ Too Late to Caredrog_A_tek συνέντευξη Flix

Homeland @ the 32nd Manaki Brothers ICFF

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , , on October 7, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland (cinematographer: Pantelis Mantzanas), Dogtooth and Attenberg (cinematographer: Thymios Bakatakis) @ the Focus on Greek Cinematography section of the 32nd Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers’ Festival in Bitola (15-21 October 2011).  manaki brothers icff 

Homeland @ the 18th Valdivia IFF (Locations)

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , on October 1, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland, together with Attenberg & Wasted Youth @ the Locations Section of the 18th FICValdivia (Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia) in Chile, 11-16 October 2011.

“This year, we grouped under the common denominator Locations those countries and geographic zones whose cinematography has appeared so striking as to merit featuring in their own section.

The first guest is Greece. In the last two years, the young Greek cinema has surprised the world with films in which dysfunctional families and the mix of dramatic and humorous situations amount to a fully innovative vision. Valdivia will show three of these feature films: HOMELAND (Official Selection at Venice 2010), ATTENBERG (Official Selection at Venice 2010) and WASTED YOUTH (Official Selection at Rotterdam 2011).”

valdivia film festival 


Βραβείο πρωτοεμφανιζόμενου σκηνοθέτη στον Σύλλα Τζουμέρκα από τις Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας / Best first film director award to Syllas Tzoumerkas @ the Athens IFF

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , , on September 25, 2011 by homelandfilm

Βραβείο πρωτοεμφανιζόμενου σκηνοθέτη στον Σύλλα Τζουμέρκα για τη Χώρα Προέλευσης στις Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας. Το βραβείο πρωτοεμφανιζόμενου ηθοποιού κέρδισε ο Χάρης Μάρκου για το Wasted Youth των Αργύρη Παπαδημητρόπουλου και Jan Vogel, και της πρωτομεφανιζόμενης ηθοποιού η Έφη Λογγίνου για τα 452 του Στράτου Τζίτζη

Best first film director award to Syllas Tzoumerkas for Homeland at the Athens IFF. Best debuting actor award to Haris Markou for Argyris Papadimitropoulos & Jan Vogel’s Wasted Youth and best debuting actress award to Efi Logginou for Stratos Tzitzis’ 452.

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Homeland @ New Horizons tonight & tomorrow

Posted in FESTIVALS with tags , , , on July 23, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland screenings tonight and tomorrow @ the 11th New Horizons International Competition – Wracław.

About the festival: Wroclaw takes off to \’New Horizons\’ by Cineuropa


Karlovy Vary IFF – Young Greek Cinema

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2011 by homelandfilm

Young Greek Cinema at Karlovy Vary / Greek Cinema Against Social Decay

Homeland @ the 11th New Horizons IFF

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , on July 2, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland will be at the international competition section of the 11th New Horizons IFF in Wrocław (21-31 July 2011). 







Screening times: 23/7 19.15 & 24/7 10.15 at Helios 9

For more info, check herenew horizonshomeland



Young Greek Cinema

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS, TRAILERS with tags , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by homelandfilm

Attenberg, Dogtooth, Homeland, Plato’s Academy, Tale 52, Wasted Youth, Α Woman’s Way (Strella)  / Young Greek Cinema at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2011.

Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος, Attenberg, Ιστορία 52, Κυνόδοντας, Στρέλλα, Χώρα Προέλευσης, Wasted Youth στο αφιέρωμα Young Greek Cinema του φεστιβάλ Karlovy Vary 2011

KVIFF: karlovy vary iff

συνέντευξη του Κάρελ Οχ στο flix: συνεντ

Homeland III / drog_A_tek

Posted in ENGLISH with tags , , , on April 27, 2011 by homelandfilm

Free download of drog_A_tek’s Homeland III from Inner Ear Records’ collective Smplr album, here: 

full Smplr here: smplr-ins02

This week, Homeland @ the Istanbul IFF

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , , on April 3, 2011 by homelandfilm

This week, Homeland at the Istanbul IFF (Young Masters).

Shows: Mon, 4/4, 19.00 Rexx || Thu, 7/4, 16.00 Beyoğlu || Sun, 10/4, 19.00 Fitaş 4

Istanbul IFF website: iiff


Homeland @ the 30th Istanbul International Film Festival 2011

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS, TRAILERS with tags , , , on March 10, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland will be presented at the Young Masters section of the 30th Istanbul iFF (2-17/4/2011).  This section consists of the works of young directors who received critical acclaim, audience appreciation, and awards at festivals such as Locarno, Chicago, Montreal, Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and demonstrated a unique approach to cinema with their debut or second features.

For more info, check here:



Homeland – by Gunnar Bolin (Sveriges Radio)

Posted in DECEIVE! BETRAY! TERRORIZE!, ENGLISH, FESTIVALS with tags , , on January 16, 2011 by homelandfilm

This is a film that dares to interweave a heavy individual tale with social evolution, a film that is challenging in terms of both art and politics, and that on top of all this manages to maintain high artistic qualities. Doesn’t that sound like exactly the sort of thing that nagging writers are always going on about? Viola! The feature debut of young Syllas Tzoumerkas has it all. It tells the story of a family tragedy afflicting three generations of a Greek family, while interweaving the nation’s history from the junta years of the 1960s, past the leftist 1970s and right up to the student revolts of today. Several aspects of Greek society are in for a beating; the patriarchy, the family and sanctimonious politics. You have to pay attention ? as there are some chronological leaps here ? but the viewer who stays alert will be richly rewarded.

Gunnar Bolin, Sveriges Radio programentry?filmId=172509




Η Χώρα Προέλευσης είναι μια ταινία που τολμά να συμπλέξει μια βαριά ατομική ιστορία με την κοινωνική εξέλιξη, μια ταινία προκλητική τόσο καλλιτεχνικά όσο και πολιτικά, μια ταινία που πάνω απ’ όλα αυτά καταφέρνει να διατηρήσει τις υψηλές καλλιτεχνικές της ποιότητες. Δε μοιάζουν όλα αυτά με όλα όσα συνήθως λένε διάφοροι γκρινιάρηδες συγγραφείς; Voila! Το μεγάλου μήκους ντεμπούτο του νεαρού Σύλλα Τζουμέρκα τα έχει όλα. Λέει την ιστορία μιας οικογενειακής τραγωδίας που επηρεάζει τρεις γενιές μιας ελληνικής οικογένειας, πλέκοντάς τη με την ιστορία της χώρας από τη χούντα του ’60 και την αριστερή μεταπολίτευση μέχρι τις διαδηλώσεις των νέων σήμερα. Και περνάει ένα χέρι ξύλο διάφορες πλευρές της ελληνικής κοινωνίας: την πατριαρχία, την οικογένεια και τον φαρισαϊσμό της πολιτικής. Χρειάζεται προσοχή, γιατί υπάρχουν περάσματα στο χρόνο, τον προσεκτικό θεατή όμως, τον περιμένει πλούσια ανταμοιβή.

Γκούναρ Μπόλιν, Sveriges Radio


Det här är en film som vågar väva samman en blytung privat historia med samhällets utveckling, som utmanar både konstnärligt och politiskt och som till på köpet håller en hög konstnärlig nivå. Låter det inte som något som tjatiga journalister ständigt efterlyser? Voila! Unge Syllas Tzoumerkas debutfilm har allt detta. Den berättar om en familjetragedi som drabbar tre generationer i en grekisk familj och samtidigt väver den in landets historia från sextiotalets juntatid, via vänsterns sjuttiotal och fram till vår tids studentuppror. Här örfilas flera delar av det grekiska samhället upp: patriarkatet, familjen och den skenheliga politiken. Viss uppmärksamhet krävs ? det hoppas en del mellan tidsplanen, men den vakne belönas rikligen.

Gunnar Bolin, Sveriges Radio

Homeland @ the Goteborg IFF 2011 (Critics’ Week)

Posted in ENGLISH, FESTIVALS, TRAILERS with tags , , on January 14, 2011 by homelandfilm

Homeland @ the Critics’ Week of the 2011 Goteborg IFF.

Screenings: Fr 28.1 17.30 Pustervik / Sa 29.1 22.00 Capitol / Su 30.1 12.00 Aftonstjarnan

Goteborg IFF programme: 2011

Goteborg IFF site:

Opening towards dirty memories

Posted in DECEIVE! BETRAY! TERRORIZE!, ENGLISH with tags , , , on January 3, 2011 by homelandfilm

by Annika Gustafsson (Sydsvenskan)

FILM. In the shadow of the deep economic crisis a new generation of film makers are appearing. Despite small production budgets and while waiting for the Papandreou government to pull through a better and more modern state program for film making, a line of younger film makers are attracting attention with titles such as ”Dogtooth”, ”Homeland”, ”Attenberg” and ”Apnea”. (…) The Greeks aren’t just fighting a financial crisis. These movies also confirm that there is also an identity crisis, that at times require both looking back and as well as opening up for dirty memories, in order to move ahead. (…) “Homeland” by Syllas Tzoumerkas starts off with a tragic, fictional incident, when a couple take over the son of a psychologically unstable sister. In flashbacks we’re told the story about the adoption. At the same time the story happens in Athens and Thessaloniki of today, the riots of last autumn with the well-known police shooting of a young demonstrator, as well as the oppressing regime of military junta 1967-1974. In “Homeland” the grown-up sons start uncovering one layer after another about their background, something that becomes a metaphor for the political development of the last 40 years.