FAMILY MEMBER

FAMILY MEMBER 15+

Μέλος Οικογενείας

Credits

Director

Marinos Kartikkis

Country

Cyprus, 2015

Running Time

105mins

Category

Drama/Comedy

Language

Greek with English subtitles

“If they find out he’s dead, they will cancel the pension…”

An average Cypriot family sail into murky ethical waters in an effort to stay financially afloat in this alarmingly all-too familiar drama.

Υiorgos and Sophia are trying hard to cope with the financial needs of their family of four. Since the family business – a small grocery store – fails to provide them with enough income, the grandfather chips in with a share of his pension.

But then, suddenly, grandfather dies in his sleep. The desperate family choose to hide his death in order to continue collecting his pension, even when social security are knocking on their door…

Leavened with some dark comedic elements, Family Member shines a light on a serious issue while also tugging the heartstrings with its touching relationship between the young family and the old man they claim as their own. 

Written by Marinos Kartikkis
Produced by Marinos Kartikkis
Cast: Yiola Klitou, Christopher Greco, Ntora Makrigianni, Androulla Irakleous, Andri Kyriazi, Alexia Charalambidou, Glafkos Georgiades

About the Director:
Born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1963, Marinos Kartikkis studied Fine Arts at UCLA and at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and Filmmaking at the London International Film School. His credits include TV productions, TV commercials, eleven solo painting exhibitions, three short films and three feature films, including the award-winning Honey and Wine (2006) and By Miracle (2010).

Greek Synopsis:
Ο Γιώργος και η Σοφία, βασιζόμενοι στη σύνταξη του παππού τους, έχουν ένα μικρό παντοπωλείο. Όταν όμως ο παππούς πεθαίνει, στην απελπισία της η οικογένεια κρύβει το θάνατο του παππού για να συνεχίσει να καρπούται τη σύνταξή του.