What happens when a woman who has been trafficked returns… and wants revenge?
A dark psychological thriller set in the impenetrable Balkan underworld. Easy-going Greek playboy ED ditches his wife, mistress, and job, and arrives in Bucharest looking for his lover LUMI, a glamorous, spoilt girl. She’s moved on… but he won’t take no for an answer. Spotting Lumi at a party, Ed ties her up and, in a flash of drunken inspiration, kidnaps her. With the help of his cleaning lady IRINA, he takes Lumi to the countryside, bursting with unrequited love and simmering resentment.
But Irina is not really a cleaning lady – she is a trafficked woman who, after many years of degradation, has returned for revenge. And Lumi is actually the daughter of Romania’s biggest pimp NIKA – the same pimp who sold Irina into a life of prostitution overseas. Concealingherplan,IrinaseducesEd,andmanipulateshisangeragainstLumi. Asadistic three-way affair ensues. Alternately torturing and pampering her, Ed gradually breaks Lumi down, and Irina forces Lumi into whoring for the villagers.
Irina’s revenge is satisfying, but she didn’t expect one thing – that the torment would drive Ed and Lumi together. Irina becomes intensely jealous and escalates her punishment plan. Nika, increasingly desperate for Lumi’s return, sends out armed men. Ed, Irina and Lumi stay one step ahead of the bullets, but when the thugs finally track them down, they find that Lumi has become brainwashed, Stockholm syndrome-style, and is now the most vengeful force of all.
THREE WAY WEEK – synopsis
Film THREE WAY WEEK setworks
Coproduction: “Approaching Fish Ltd” (London), Libra Film ( Bucharest), Inkas Film ( Athens ), Revolver srl – TV Co. srl (Roma), director: Bruno Coppola (New York), Dir. Photography: Oleg Mutu ( Chisinau-Bucuresti), Locations: Bucharest, Maramures, Gargano, Puglia June 22nd – July 9th (Manfredonia, Monte S.Angelo, Peschici, Rodi, Vico, San Menaio, Vignanotica), Thessaloniki, Istambul.
With subisidies from Apulia Film Commission and British Film Institute.
Main actors: Stratos Tzortzoglou B, Kristina Krepela, Raluca Aprodu, Liudimila Gheorghiu, Vlad Ivanov
A Balkan revenge thriller by Coppola – Vonnegut – Mutu
(sequel A’: 2010 – sequel B’: 2014)
Montevideo, God Bless You! (Serbian: Монтевидео, Бог те видео / Montevideo, Bog te video; internationally titled Montevideo, Taste of a Dream) is a 2010 Serbian film directed by Dragan Bjelogrlić about the events leading to the participation of the Yugoslavia national football team at the first FIFA World Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay in July 1930. The film gained considerable media attention throughout 2010 and achieved significant box office success in Serbia since its release on December 21, 2010. The entire project has been hugely successful regionally thus far. More than 520,000 people in Serbia saw the first film, which won numerous awards.
The story is loosely based on the novel Montevideo, Bog te video by the prominent Serbian sports journalist Vladimir Stanković. He drew inspiration to write a romanticized depiction of the late 1920s Serbia and the events that popularized the game of football in the country after having watched the American film The Game of Their Lives.
The film was awarded the ‘Audience Choice Award' for Best Film in the main competition program at the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival. It was also Serbia’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but did not make the final shortlist.
On 1 January 2012 it was broadcast on RTS1, achieving stellar ratings with over 3.1 million viewers. The extended version of the film is scheduled to be broadcast as a 24-episode television series over two seasons on RTS starting 13 February 2012. The series will be shown Mondays in prime time slot at 8pm with the first season scheduled to have 9 episodes. On 3 August 2013, Montevideo, God Bless You!, aired on the Chinese CCTV-6 network.
Directed by Dragan Bjelogrlić
Produced by Dejan Petrović
Written by Srđan Dragojević, Ranko Božić
Based on Montevideo, Bog te video by Vladimir Stanković
Starring Miloš Biković. Petar Strugar, Nina Janković, Danina Jeftić and Stratos Tzortzoglou
Music by Magnifico
Cinematography Goran Volarević
Editing by Marko Glušac
- Elle – “Her” (2014) writer: Jean Genet – role: Pope, directed by Yiannis Skourletis / Bijoux de kant at The French Institute of Greece – The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Forerunner of the theatre of the absurd, a prominent and controversial novelist, blasphemous and poetic, ingenious and provocative, teetering daringly on the brink, but always in harmony with his own truth and theory of life, Jean Genet wrote the play “Elle” in 1955. The work, which discusses matters of power and personal identity, was neither published nor staged while the writer was alive and many believe it to be the precursor to his other provocative play “Le Balcon” which was presented two years later.
“Elle” is a harsh, lyrical work, somber yet ridiculous, based on the mechanism of power and its enticing snares. A work about ‘self’, the image and their sad in between. The play is about a photographer, the Pope, his “Holiness”, the eternal muse, she which Genet loved to hate more than any other. This is why he uses quotations: it is not Her, but “Her”, her sanctity and holiness closed up, boarded in and protected.
“Elle” by Jean Genet
Translation to Greek: Asimenia Euthimiou
Direction: Yiannis Skourletis/ Bijoux de kant
Performing: Stratos Tzortzoglou, Polydoros Vogiatzis, Orestes Karydas
Photographs for the program: Orfeas Emirzas, Thomas Arsenis
Video: plays2place productions
- DRAIN EKKENOSIS (2013) writer D. Dimitriades – role: Aegisthus, directed by Yannis Kokkos at Stegi Grammaton kai Texnon
Direction, Set and Light Design: Yannis Kokkos With: Alexandra Aidini, Tzortzina Daliani, Akilas Karazisis, Lydia Koniordou, Olia Lazaridou, Dimitris Mothonaios, Electra Nikolouzou, Angeliki Papathemeli, Lena Papaligoura, Alexandra Sakellaropoulou, Danai Saridaki, Theodora Tzimou, Stratos Tzortzoglou. Artistic collaboration: Anne Blancard.
Roula Georgakopoulou / ta Nea
The Ekkenosis (Evacuation) by Dimitris Dimitriadis played at Onassis foundation’s analogues, directed by John Kokkos, was a theatrical achievement. The delirium degradation of Atreides’ cycle, Iphigenia(L. Papaligoura) with a belligerent and bloodthirsty ,an Aegisthus (Stratos Tzortzoglou) who flirts with Elektra (Olia Lazaridou) was not a usual nouvote but a thorough shaking our staff kismet, a story of our history, a version of oneself as another, an ultimately personal triumph and pain along the author.
- GABRIELLA (2013) writer: P. Gionaki, directed by S. Tzortzoglou
“This year, in some cases, the public has created crowded the hall of Building Chiller.
Such a case was the keynote of the whole event “Reading” the new project of Maria Laina ‘Tree’ from the group «Dame Blanche», directed by Chryssa Capsouli (15/05/2013). A text refers strongly to Beckett “Waiting for Godot”, but with obvious surrealistic elements that releases a robust poetic imagination.
The musical interventions Apostolis Leventopoulos reviewed the ratio of actors Maria Rizioti Spyros Varrelys, the key roles of Vassilis Vassilakis, moved in within analog, and an expressive, hyperactive and offers in wrinkling, dative Stratos Tzortzoglou.”
Dimitris Tsatsoulis / Eleftherotypia
Readings on stage and off
The new project of Maria Laina ‘Tree’ from the group «Dame Blanche», directed by Chryssa Capsouli (15/05/2013)
A text refers strongly to Beckett “Waiting for Godot”, but with obvious surrealistic elements that releases a robust poetic imagination…… an expressive, hyperactive and offers in wrinkling, dative Stratos Tzortzoglou.
- YOU ARE PURPOSE AND SHEEPDOGS DANCING AROUND YOU (2012 – 2014) writer: G. Ioannou – role: Big Arktos, directed by Yannis Skourletis – Bijoux De Kant at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you (2012 – 2014) a performance of bijoux de kant, based on the play by George Ioannou.
George Ioannou. The author, poet, translator. The fragile love and Armored words. From Thessaloniki in ’43 as Omonia 80s, a wanderer trapped. The texts, an imprint of his life and he one of the foremost exponents of Greek modernity of urban life. His heroes, autobiographical ghosts that haunt all work and document the Greece of guilt. The Greece lost. That is devastating. Declare bankruptcy. To Greece seeking its identity into ground. The mud. In a lonely negotiable and final.
” The stabbed await justice. The listemenoi and butchered expect justice, but this is slow to appear. The listemenoi, butchered and diasyrmenoi waiting for the storm of tears that would wash away the blood, but instead this spring titter from everywhere. ‘s listemenoi, butchered, and betrayed diasyrmenoi wait at least us not forget them and not laugh with the common enemy, but we grovel in the same beds with our persecutors, agreeing with them in practice. The stabbed helplessly waiting for justice . “
Text composition – Direction – Set Design: John Scourletis
Music: Kostas Dalakouras
Cooperation in Dramaturgy: George Lagouros – Peace Sourgiadaki
Photos: Panos Michael
Assistant Director: Nicole Giamvria
Actors: Stratos Tzortzoglou, Lena Drosaki, July Tziatas
Production: bijoux de kant
The bijoux de kant is an idea, an aesthetic, an expression. It is the combination of many ideas, many felt, many expressions. Is the lack of doctrine which concludes her love for both the form as for the concept. Inspired by the baroque and minimalism, expressionism and constructivism, romance and conceptual art. Observe the motion attitude and stop motion. Measure distances with fingers and with her fingers fumbles in drawers personal memory, collective, historical treasures and touches on a glass table. loves to study systems and mechanisms and passionate about the broken tooth in gear that will make the machine break down and become something else. Generally prefers another. Wants to be a pop just because Marie Antoinette was never enough. The bijoux de kant is an artistic record that was formed to support and promote creative expression and critical attitude, different poetic and idioms. Its presence is detected in the theater, to art events and exhibitions and different kinds of activities related to creating art and thought. The bijoux de kant founded in December 2010 and consists of art and director Yannis Scourletis, musician Kostas Dalakoura, art historian Alexis Papazacharia, sociologist Mars Whitey, the author Sourgiadaki Irene and Constantine Scourletis (ASFA).H website bijoux de kant follow consistently the ideas that led to the creation, not formatted as a closed private space but as a crossroads where we find the different social media sites that are open to constant negotiation and operation is based on two-way communication, Sorting is a principle of bijoux de kant.
Efi Marinou / Eleftherotypia
Stratos Tzortzoglou in the show “You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you». The actor, who started playing Loula Anagnostakis “the sound of a gun” in Karolos Koun’s Art Theater, returns with a shocking text interpretation of George Ioannou. Exposes and parodies himself. For Stratos Tzortzglou closes a cycle route, from Art Theater and “the sound of the gun” comes a second time winner in Cacoyannis Foundation. In a remarkable performance meets the poetry of George Ioannou surprising with his interpretation. Like you wore the costume of the actor. Very early was fortunate to be next to Karolos Koun, Jules Dassin, Michael Cacoyannis, Minos Volanakis, Theo Angelopoulos, Pantelis Voulgaris. After, the storm blew television. And now parodies seriously himself, trying courageous self-criticism.”
George Chronas / Onlytheater
GEORGE CHRONAS saw the ” You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you” and will go see it again.
Go to admire the spirit of the Greek author George Ioannou. Stratos Tzortzoglou from Piraeus, in the best part of his life, amidst the dirt and dust, speaks with clothes allude to nothing. Pythia before him, becomes his friend. The relationship with his mother. Nightmares passes in front of him. He screams. Looks like Euripide’s hero, though the truth is Aeschylu’s. The fog – the death inside and outside their wraps. The fog – the death of Thessaloniki, the home of author, George Ioannou, who chop with the knife to walk, to talk.
I’m going to see the performance again. Live theater, Living Theater, as the great artist of the theater Julian Beck.
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