FAN

FAN 15+

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Credits

Director

Dimitris Bitos

Country

Greece, 2014

Running Time

97mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

We will be one big happy family. Right, Dad? Right, Mum? 

An incendiary psychological thriller, Fan opens with 11 year-old Lemonia (Danai Androulaki) holding a hand grenade and holding court over her mother (Irini Drakou) and father (Giorgos Valais). After enduring their ceaseless fighting, she is a child on the edge.

Through flashbacks, we see the events – uncomfortable silences punctuated with bouts of rage – that have escalated to this point. We also embark on the strangest family vacation ever where Lemonia acts as a tyrannical director and her parents as her cast.

In his distinctive way, filmmaker Dimitris Bitos turns “childhood vengeance into stark neorealist poetry” simultaneously “offering the most poignant answer to the cruelty and selfishness that rule the adult world” (Athens International Film Festival).

“The filming is blunt. My goal is for the actors’ performances to shine unhurriedly through the serenity that only cinematographic time may construe.” Dimitris Bitos

Written by Dimitris Bitos & Panagiotis Evangelidis
Produced by ASIPKA & Highway Productions
Cast: Danai Androulaki, Giorgos Valais, Irini Drakou, Angelos Dimitriadis, Eleni Zarafidou, Rinio Kyriazi

About the Director:
Dimitris Bitos is an actor and director. He studied at the Superior Dramatic School Of Theater of Art ‘Carolos Koun’. In 2007, he created the theatre group ASIPKA in collaboration with actress Irini Drakou. His short films include Balos Evil Dance (2009), Little Mountain (2010) and Kontra (2011). Fan is his first feature film.

Greek Synopsis:
Ένα ψυχολογικό θρίλερ, με πρωταγωνιστή ένα 11χρονο κορίτσι που έφτασε στα όριά του από τους συνεχείς καυγάδες των δικών του και που στην απόγνωσή του τους κρατά όμηρους με μια χειροβομβίδα στο χέρι.