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After Jason (9) is abandoned by his mother at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a forest cabin belonging to a mute loner. A series of circumstances eventually lead them to form a family - something both have lacked for a while.


Vardis Marinakis
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Credited cast:
August Lambrou-Negrepontis August Lambrou-Negrepontis ... Jason
Dimitris Xanthopoulos Dimitris Xanthopoulos ... Minas
Penelope Tsilika ... Eva
Nikos Georgakis Nikos Georgakis ... Forest Ranger
Magda Lekka ... Minas' Mother
Mihalis Gounaris Mihalis Gounaris ... School Headmaster
Nikos Zoiopoulos ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fotis Kariotis Fotis Kariotis ... Forest Ranger's Assistant
Marietta Pepelasi Marietta Pepelasi ... Neighbor
Kinthia Plagianou Kinthia Plagianou ... Escort Girl
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After his compelling drama Black Field (2010), Greek director Vardis Marinakis returns to Karlovy Vary with his sophomore effort about nine-year-old Jason, whose mother abandons him at a folk festival. The unusually independent boy takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas. Although at first the man, who has a questionable profession, 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. This touching tale of mutual harmony and the yearning for intimacy captivates audiences with its dreamlike atmosphere, subtle emotions, and poetic depiction of nature as a refuge for those rejected by the people around them. Written by Natalia Neudacina (KVIFF)

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12 December 2019 (Greece) See more »

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Kotza Orman, Xanthi, Greece See more »

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