Sandy Beach

Greece | 2016 | 12 minutes | Thanos Papastergiou

Late summer, southern Crete: a woman takes her father for their usual Sunday beach outing.

Director Biography

Film director Thanos Papastergiou was born in Larisa, Greece in 1985. In 2003, he won a scholarship to study medicine at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating in 2009. He has worked as a sculptor, journalist (LifO, Esquire) and photographer (To Vima, Marie Claire, Elle). In 2008, he worked as an art-director and costume designer for stage director Dimitris Papaioannou's Medea; they continued their collaboration for the performances Nowhere (2009), K.K. (2010) and Inside (2011). He also worked as a costume designer on the films Attenberg (2010) by Athina Rachel Tsangari, and Alps (2011) by Yorgos Lanthimos. In 2011, he began an MFA in Film Production and Directing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, winning the Carl David Memorial Award, the Nancy Richardson Fund Award, The Gerald Hughes Comedy Directing Fellowship and the James Bridges Award in Film Directing for his thesis production.

  • Director: Thanos Papastergiou
  • Principal Cast: Christos Kalavrouzos, Theano Vassiliou
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Greece
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 12 minutes
  • Producer: Maria Hatzakou, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Thanos Papastergiou
  • Screenplay: Thanos Papastergiou
  • Cinematographers: Christos Karamanis
  • Editors: Marie Lee
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Greek
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP

This film is playing as a part of Women on the Verge

Women on the verge! On the verge of what? Breakups, breakdowns, brilliance, or becoming themselves. However they get to where they are going, you cannot stop a woman on the verge.

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