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ZIZOTEK by Vardis Marinakis


After nine-year-old Jason is abandoned by his mother at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas. Although at first the man won’t take him in, a series of circumstances eventually leads them to form a family – something both of them have lacked for a long time. A touching tale of harmony and the yearning for intimacy that will captivate audiences with its dreamlike atmosphere.

Repetition: Sunday, 19.01., 18:00 Hall 3

Vardis Marinakis

is a Greek film director. His debut feature Black Field (2010) won several international awards and was described by Variety as “undeniably handsome and delicately crafted.” His second feature film Zizotek (2019) premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary’s 54th IFF. He also works in advertising, wherein 2017 he directed an online fiction drama series that was awarded the Golden Lion at Cannes.



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Vardis Marinakis


August Lambrou-Negrepontis, Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Xanthopoulos




92 min


Greek with English subtitles