Kala azar (2020)

  • Drama, Peripheral Visions
  • 1h 31m

Followed by Q + A with director Janis Rafa and Nektarios Sakkas (Athens International Film Festival).

At the margins of a city somewhere in the south of Europe, a young couple start their day with their job routine: collecting deceased pets from their owners in order to cremate them and return their ashes. This paid job aside, they also collect and cremate roadkill found as they drive around in their car, which also seems to be their home. In this endless life cycle, human beings and animals coexist harmoniously, until the couple causes a roadkill themselves.

Set against a visually stunning and desolate landscape with an eerie sensuality, Kala azar is a film about death and life itself.

Cast

Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michelle Valley, Tassos Rafailidis

Director

Janis Rafa

Screenwriter

Janis Rafa

Producer

Digna Sinke

Cinematographer

Thodoros Mihopoulos

Editor

Patrick Minks

Language(s)

Greek

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