Manuel de Coco

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Manuel de Coco was born in Athens, Greece. He is a film director and writer, best known for his poetic and transcendental style. He is the founder and festival director of Kimolos International Film Festival in Greece. Manuel de Coco is also well known for travelling to extreme places to explore humanity's relationship with spirituality. His first ... See full bio »

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Manuel de Coco has filmed "Unknown Land" using people from the locality of Socotra, who had no knowledge of the script but only the film's general idea. His intention was not to let them know the details of the script, so that they would simply go along with the idea of the movie. Rehearsals with these individuals took place only a few minutes before each scene was shot. This allowed them to feel... See more »

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