UTOPIA, AN ADULT’S FAIRY TALE (UTOPIA, AN ADULT’S FAIRY TALE)

Achilles, an average, hard-working man, loses his job and is forced to face the reality of the world in which he lives. He sees the corruption that has overtaken his city, the greed of those who run it, and the pain and poverty that has fallen upon the innocent … until one day he meets a strange little man who offers to show him a way to change his world. In desperation, Achilles accepts the little stranger's invitation, and begins an odd journey, with the help of a few friends, to send a message to The Boss that they have had … enough!

 

GREEK | GREECE | 2015                              

DRAMA, COMEDY, SILENT, FANTASY | FEATURE | 78 MIN | DCP | B/W

 

Director: NIKOS KOUROU

 

Director Biography:

Nikos Kourou was born in Kozani in northern Greece. He has studied acting and attended seminars on directing and cinema and participated in theatrical performances and in the 2004 film ''Brides," directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese. In 2013 he wrote, directed and starred in his first short film, "Into the Darkness,'' which won two Audience Awards in the 2015 Fantastical Film Festival of Athens. In April 2014 he completed the short film ''Fear." In February 2015 his short film ''Thanks for Accepting Me'' won the Judges' Selection in Pervolia International Film Festival 2015, ''We Can Do'' Award in Bridges Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2015, and the Honorary Prize in the Athens International Digital Film Festival 2015. In December 2015 he completed the short documentary ''Idomeni'' and his first feature film ‘’Utopia, An Adult’s FairyTale’’.

 

Cast: 
Nikos Kourou

Giannis Adamidis

Michael Aravantinos

Melita Asimopoulou

 

Crew: 

Producers: Nikos Kourou, Michael Temelkos

Writer: Nikos Kourous

Music: Giannis Papadimitriou

Cinematography: Konstantinos Manousaridis, Michael Temelkos, Theofanis Topsachalidis

Editor: Theofanis Topsachalidis

Festivals:

New York International Film Festival 2016

Singapore World International Film Festival 2016

Los Angeles Cinefest