Kala azar

Janis Rafa

Talents Holland, Greece 91 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

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 their owners in order to cremate them and return their ashes. In this endless life cycle, human beings and animals coexist harmoniously, until the couple causes a roadkill themselves. Set against a visually stunning and desolate landscape with an eerie sensuality, Kala azar is a film about death and life itself.

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Themes

European CinemaFemale DirectorDramaFirst FeatureRoad MovieSex

Director

Janis Rafa

Lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens. She completed her education in Fine Art (BA, MA, PhD) at the University of Leeds. Her body of work spans from experimental moving image practices, to video-essays, sculptures, environmental installations, cinematic narratives and most recently medium and feature length films. Her work is part of the following collections: Stedelijk Museum, Centraal Museum, Museum Voorlinden.

Filmography: Kala azar (2020), This Thin Crust of Earth (curt, 2016), Winter Came Early (curt, 2015), Whoever Owns the Ground, From the Depth of the Earth to the Height of the Sky (curt, 2015), Untitled (curts, 2015), There She Blows (curt, 2015)

Janis Rafa

Film information

Address: Janis Rafa
Script: Janis Rafa
Contact: Heretic
With: Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos, Michelle Valley, Tassos Rafailidis, Oğuz Han Kaya, Gökhan Kaya
Country: Holland, Greece
Year: 2020
Format: DCP
Length: 91 min
Language: Greek
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan
Subtitles in Filmin: English, Spanish, Catalan

Sessions

04/05/2021 - 20:15h
Renoir Floridablanca – Sala 7
05/05/2021 - 20:00h
Filmin

Awards

HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL
Special mention

ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL
KNF Award

THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
Best Location

Poster

Kala azar