Do you want to remove all your recent searches?

All recent searches will be deleted

Watch fullscreen

"The Rebellion of Red Maria" - A film by Costas Zapas

Minus Pictures
6 years ago|95 views
A Punk Musical, in which Queer Rebels Turn into Serial Killers.
"In a city, with heavy metal music and the voice of Maria Callas haunting the heroes, an aged man, who dresses like a woman and is hiding in the social shadows as a queer performer, the "red Maria", and a boy, live together a magical personal revolution. But a number of murders will change "Red Maria" and the boy from ideologists, into serial killers."
COSTAS ZAPAS : Cineuropa named him as "one of the most outstanding directors of auteur cinema" and Guardian as "one of the main protagonists of the burgeoning Greek new cinema wave».
Costas Zapas gained international acclaim with Uncut Family (2004) and The Last Porn Movie (2006) and the third feature film of his family trilogy "Minor Freedoms" [2008], which was financed and coproduced with the Danish Zentropa. Minor Freedoms "remind us how powerful a weapon art can be when made by exceptionally talented filmmakers" wrote Cineuropa. Filmgallery characterized the movie as "a masterpiece cinematographic portrait of Greece that no-one has dared to describe with the same 'surgical' brutality" and Screen Daily as "a cutting edge tale on family relations".
"The last porn movie" (2006), his second feature, had its world premiere at the 30th Montreal World Film Festival and it also participated in the official program of the 36th Kiev International Film Festival, 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the 4th Chennai International Film Festival, with excellent critics. The film was also released theatrically outside Greece and is incorporated in the curriculum of the State University of Montreal's Cinema Department.
"Uncut Family" (2004), his first feature film, participated officially the 45th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in a creditable special out-of-competition screening section together with the last Theo Angelopoulos Film "The weeping meadow" and received excellent critics: "Uncut Family turns the knife into the open wound and adds a drop of acid when the skin began to cure" Michele Levieux, l'Humanite, "examines the sexual constraints associated with family ties", Herald Tribune.
His novel "Blue Heart" was published 2001 in Athens by "Kedros Publ." is now under development for a feature film from Minus Pictures. 2001 he attended the "Arista Story Editing Workshop" due to a grand of the Media II Program.