Metéora

Metéora

Deutschland / Griechenland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The legendary Metéora monastery complex in Thessaly is perched on top of imposing sandstone rock pillars. This film tells the story of two of the monasteries’ inhabitants. Theodoros, a Greek monk, lives in spiritual solitude; his existence is a constant round of chanting and ritual. The retreat on top the rock that faces this monastery is so inaccessible that the Russian orthodox nun who lives there has to be let down in a net to the ground below.
Torn between his spiritual calling and the simple peasant life in the village that lies at the foot of Metéora, Theodoros feels drawn towards the nun. The film’s director unfolds this tender love story sparsely, as if it were pious poem. The two begin to meet more frequently – their love contradicting monastery life. This film, which contains almost no dialogue, is a literal take on the heavenly power of love to which all must defer. A film that encapsulates life’s fundamental choices: despair and give up or accept love as divine fate.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Screenplay:Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Asimakis Alfa Pagidas
Director of photography:Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Colour grading:Urban Vucer
Production design:Alexandra Siafkou, Aristotelis Karananos
Animation:Frank Govaere, Anna Jander, Matthias Daenschel
Costume design:Alexandra Siafkou
Editing:George Cragg
Sound design:Ansgar Frerich, Sebastian Tesch
Sound:Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Synch sound:Bernhard Köpke (Geräusche)
Foley artist:Günther Röhn
Audio mixing:Ansgar Frerich, Sebastian Tesch
  
Cast: 
Theo AlexanderTheodoros
Tamila Koulieva-KarantinakiUrania
Giorgios KarakantasFlötenspieler
Dmitris HristidisEremit
Stelios MavroudakosSchäfer
Zoe StathoulopoulosOberin
  
dubbed by:Robert Glatzeder (Theodoros)
Production company:Coproduction Office (Berlin), Polyplanity Productions (Athen)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz)
Producer:Susanne Marian, Philippe Bober
Co-Producer:Theo Alexander, Alexander Bohr, Yolanda Markopoulou, Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Asimakis Alfa Pagidas
Unit production manager:Sebastian Alten
Post-production:Valentin Greutert, Boris Mang
Original distributor:Kairos Filmverleih (Göttingen)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:81 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.07.2014, 145367-a/K, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.06.2014

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Originaltitel (DE GR) Metéora

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Original

Length:81 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.07.2014, 145367-a/K, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.06.2014
 

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