Surprise screening in Athens!
Embros Theatre (Venue info below)
Tuesday 28 June 2016
- Writer, Director: Mark Norfolk
- Cast: Elisabeth Dahl, Riley Stewart, Sue Ferguson.
- Year: 2014
- Runtime: 95’
- Country: UK.
- Original film format: 16mm, S8mm.
- Prussia Lane Productions
British, award winning film Shadow Gene by Mark Norfolk, is showing in Athens in a unique, surprise screening at Embros theatre. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the Director.
Known to the Greek cinephile audience with his previous films Crossing Bridges (2006), which was received high critical acclaim both in Greece and England, and Ham and The Piper (2012), British auteur Mark Norfolk returns to Greece for a surprise screening of his latest film Shadow Gene and the short Anonimity- “The short length poetic masterpiece” as described by Tribeca Film Institute which distributed it.
A beautiful female assassin on a mission to destroy a destructive gene in men uncovers a murky world of corporate greed and discovers that her fate is shared with that of her victims. As events unfold she is thrown headlong into an unlikely catharsis that uncovers fundamental aspects of corporate greed from the time of nineteenth century Luddites to the recent ‘Occupy’ movement. Meanwhile, the gene thrives, quietly inducing its bearers to continue showing contempt for human nature…
The film is an important aesthetic representation of the anti-heroine using live action film, animation, photographs and graphics to underline its wholly experimental character. Analogue driven, it has been produced with a micro crew and cast, boasting hand-drawn animation and graphics, printed photographs, reclaimed 16mm and S8mm film stock. The original sparse piano score compliments the strands of the narrative.
Awards & Festivals
Winner Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress in Feature Film. Closing Film- “Goddess on the Throne” Kosovo International Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection: Venice Experimental and Performance Art Festival, Pallazzo Ca’ Zanardi, 2015.
Winner Best Leading Actress in Feature Film, Best Editing Award- Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2014
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