The Silence of the Dying Fish
by Vasilis Kekatos
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Greece, France · 2018 · DCP · Color · 19' · o.v. Greek
Makis works at a fish farm. One morning, as he goes to work, he’s told he’s dead… since the day before. After trying in vain to prove he’s very much alive, all that remains is to accept the situation and find someone who will take care of his canaries before the funeral.
Selected in the Pardi di domani International competition 2018
Adopting in many ways the "Greek touch" that reminds us of internationally renowned directors, the film plunges the viewer into a melancholy, disturbing and tongue-in-cheek universe. We let ourselves be drawn into this introspective journey into the daily life of a fish farm worker with a strange and memorable feeling.
Charlotte Corchète · programmer
Vasilis Kekatos was born in Kefalonia, Greece in 1991. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies from the Brunel University London. His second short "Zero Star Hotel" (2016) won Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?”. His latest work “The Distance Between Heaven and Us” won the Golden Palm in Cannes as the best short film 2019. Vasilis Kekatos is also the artistic director of the SeaNema Open Air Film Festival.