Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo"


Kala Azar
June 27th Watch
The Netherlands, Greece
85 mins
Greek with Russian subtitles
Russian premiere

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 homes and taking them to a pet crematorium. Outside of their job's constraints, they also collect and cremate roadkill found during their drives. In this desolate environment, the couples' stoic perseverance creates a space through which their love grows until the moment they have a car accident and cause a roadkill themselves.

JUNE 27th

The Netherlands, Greece / 85 mins / 2020 / Greek

Written and directed by Janis Rafa
Cinematography by Thodoros Mihopoulos
Design Elena Vardava
Cast Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michelle Valley, Tasos Rafailidis, Oğuz Han Kaya
Produced by Digna Sinke, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas
Production SNG Film, Heretic


Winner IFFR 2020 KNF Award
Janis Rafa

Janis RAFA has a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds. Lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens. She completed the Rijksakademie residency in 2013–2014 with a scholarship by Onassis Foundation, followed by Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia residency in 2017–2018. Her work is part of the following collections: Stedelijk Museum, Centraal Museum, Museum Voorlinden. "Kala azar" (2020) is her debut feature film.
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