Section: Feature Film Competition

Mikra Omorfa Aloga

All the pretty little horses

Michalis Konstantatos
, 2020, 105 Min

A fake life between luxury and odd jobs. The money is gone. The marriage has lost its magic. Alice and Petros flee to the countryside with their child and yet quickly find themselves confronted by the question: how do you go on when the dream of a better life no longer corresponds to reality? A relationship drama in the form of a captivating psychological puzzle.

Alice used to be a doctor and Petros a banker, then came the crisis and the couple's flight to the countryside, where they now live in a luxury villa. Everything would appear to be fine. Yet Petros is nothing more than a custodian, with the actual owner of the villa on a business trip. Nevertheless, in the presence of old friends from Athens Alice and Petros pretend to be on a carefree break in the country, an arrangement that comes to look increasingly fragile, and this all before the owner unexpectedly turns up.

Michalis Konstantato's complex social metaphor dissects the story of a couple doomed by their inability to confront the common dilemma they find themselves faced with. In images of minimalist elegance he hints at the aggression that simmers under the seemingly flawless facade of the modern world. There is an ominous tension in the air. How can a new beginning succeed when the starting point is already based on faulty foundations? Alice and Petros find themselves increasingly entangled in contradictions. The noose is slowly tightening. JJ


After the film you can watch the Q&A between the film director Michalis Konstantatos and FFC-moderator Joshua Jádi HERE.

Michalis Konstantatos
Yannis Fotou
Jan Schermer
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Myrto Karra
Liesa Van der Aa
Yota Argyropoulou, Dimitris Lalos, Katerina Didaskalou, Alexandros Karamouzis
Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Horsefly Productions
Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH
Bayreuther Str. 9, 10789 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 30 21 91 82 20
Sales: Margot Haiböck
Festivals: Daniela Chlapikova
Michalis Konstantatos

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