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World Cinema

Smuggling Hendrix

(φυγαδεύοντας τον χέντριξ)

Year 2018
Runtime 93 mins
Language Greek/Turkish/English
Subtitles English

SMUGGLING HENDRIX is stand-out, crowd-pleasing feature debut from writer/director Marios Piperides. Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad, but his plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the Greek and Turkish sides of the island. Since animal exchange between the two sides is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with Hasan, a Turkish settler, and a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle his best friend back.

Through the simple story of a man who loses his dog, SMUGGLING HENDRIX gives a vivid demonstration of how the fences we build, both real and imagined, between ourselves and others, can be broken down once we recognize the familiarity in the face of the unknown.

Winner, Best International Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival


Marios Piperides
Janine Teerling, Marios Piperides, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Costas Lambropoulos, Giorgos Kyriakos (Co-producer)
Marios Piperides
Christian Huck
Stylianos Costantinou
Kostantis Papakostantinou
Adam Bousdoukos, Fatih Al, Vicky Papadopoulou, Özgür Karandeniz