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International Narrative Competition

KALA AZAR

Year 2020
Runtime 85 mins
Language Greek
Subtitles English Subtitles
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At the margins of a city somewhere in the south of Europe, a young couple starts their day with the same routine: collecting deceased pets from their owners in order to cremate them and return their ashes.

This paid job aside, the couple also collects and cremates roadkill found as they drive around in their car, which also doubles as their home. In this endless life cycle, human beings and animals coexist harmoniously, until the couple is responsible for a roadkill incident themselves.

Set against a stunning and desolate landscape with an eerie sensuality, KALA AZAR ponders that fine line between life and death, and where we fall within it, shot in a way that aims to maintain a universal and timeless approach.

Countries

Greece Netherlands
Festivals
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Director
Janis Rafa
Producer
Digna Sinke
Screenwriter
Janis Rafa
Cinematographer
Thodoros Mihopoulos
Editor
Patrick Minks
Music
Gwilym Sainsbury
Cast
Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michelle Valley, Tassos Rafailidis