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Kala Azar
Original title:
Kala Azar
Slovenian title:
Kala Azar
Section:
PERSPECTIVES
Country, year:
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Length:
85
Directed by:
Janis Rafa
Screenplay:
Janis Rafa
Cinematography:
Thodoros Mihopoulos
Music:
Gwil Sainsbury
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
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Voting code:
C
Cast:
Penelope Tsilika (Penelope), Dimitris Lalos (Dimitris), Michele Valley (mama), Tasos Rafailidis (oče)
Awards:
Rotterdam (KNF Award)

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Description:
Visual artist Janis Rafa's dystopic take on different types of relationships between humans and animals saturated with a sense of civilisation on the brink of collapse.

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…

"Coming from the art world and getting to know the cinematic language through art, I never felt the necessity to tell stories in a linear, clear way. In Kala azar, there is this scene of a band playing a requiem for the chickens, which could easily be a piece of video art. Instead, it became one of the forces driving me to make this film. I had to build up a narrative in order to accommodate it." (Janis Rafa)