BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS
ΠΙΣΩ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΘΗΜΩΝΙΕΣ
Wed 12 July | 13:00 | Pálás Screen 1
2022 | Greece, North Macedonia, Germany | 119’ | Narrative
A tragic incident on Greece’s northern border strikes a local family of three, pushing them to face their own personal impasses, while having to deeply consider the price for their actions.
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award, Behind The Haystacks follows a middle-aged fisherman living on Greece’s northern border, who is drowning in debt who starts to smuggle migrants across the border lake, in exchange for a hefty fee. His wife, a housewife and devout churchgoer, is seeking the truth in God’s Word, while their daughter tries to define her own life within an oppressive environment. Until a tragic incident strikes the family, pushing the three heroes to face their own personal impasses and weaknesses, whilst having to consider, for the first time in their life, the price to pay for their actions.
Director/Writer: Asimina Proedrou
Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Cast: Stathis Stamoulakatos, Eleni Ouzounidou, Evgenia Lavda