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Mantas Kvedaravičius

STÁSIS

STÁSIS

Release Date
2018

Drama

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Synopsis

STÁSIS is based on a three-year anthropological research Mantas Kvedaravičius did in Athens, Odessa and Istanbul. The Kurdish, Sudanese, Ukrainian, Greek people from these locations – squats, secret cafes, underground mosques, brothels, abandoned factories – and their stories were turned into the narrative of this film. The main characters – Garip, Sofia, Mehdi and Anna – as well as an overarching criminal and love story guide us through complex contemporary life in each city. Documentary situations are composed as to bring us away from the sense of real (and right back to dramatic), inviting us to take a step aside.

DIRECTOR’S BIO

Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania) is a filmmaker and an academic who holds the long-standing interests in absence, materiality and body in their performative and political manifestations. He holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and currently is an Associate Professor at Vilnius University. His documentaries — Barzakh (2011) and Mariupolis (2016) have premiered and been awarded in Berlinale, Busan, Hong-Kong, Nyon Visions du Réel film festivals.

Credits
SCRIPT
Eirini Avramopoulou
Evangelos Koutsourakis
Mantas Kvedaravičius
DIRECTOR
Mantas Kvedaravičius
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Viacheslav Tsvietkov
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Jurij Grigorovic
LEAD ACTORS
Hanna Bilobrova
Rita Burkovska
Mehdi Mohammed
Garip Oezdem
PRODUCER
Uljana Kim (Lithuania)
CO-PRODUCERS
Vitaliy Sheremetiev and Natalia Libet (Ukraine)

Nadia Turincev and Julie Gayet (France)

Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania)
SUPPORTED BY
Lithuanian Film Center
Ukrainian State Film Agency
Dariusz Gajewski
UFNOŚĆ / TRUST
Kateryna Gornostai
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
Serhiy Morgunov
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