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Jean Genet is Dead

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Synopsis

Young men find themselves scattered and defencelessly exposed to a merciless sun. Their gaze moves off searchingly into the distance. Deserted places appear to offer vague promises of refuge. On a prison wall, an explosive image of desire emerges, full of hope for freedom. Constantine Giannaris relishes in mixing light and colour with the textures of Super 8 and video footage to express the thoughts of the poet Jean Genet. Greatly affected by the AIDS epidemic, he addresses the desire for love as well as the threat of isolation and death in a restless cinematographic delirium.
Official Selection Berlinale 2019 - Panorama 40

Details

Year
1988
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
35 mins
Director
Constantine Giannaris
Producer
Constantine Giannaris
Editor
Constantine Giannaris
Screenwriter
Constantine Giannaris, Jean Genet (Texts: ‘A Thief’s Journal’ and ‘The Miracle of the Rose’)
Director of Photography
Constantine Giannaris
Sound
Constantine Giannaris
Music
Sally Herbert
Principal Cast
Steve Maclean, Giannis Giannaris, Rafael Peña Cruz, Didier Lestrade, Mustapha Chellali
Film Image
© Constantine Giannaris Films

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Last updated 5th February 2019

Production Company

CGiannarus Films
Constantine Giannaris
+30 6974181288
congiann@gmail.com

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CGiannarus Films
Constantine Giannaris
+30 6974181288
congiann@gmail.com