The Pond

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The Pond

Directed By
Dimitris Argyriou

Production Country
Greece

Production year
2010

Runtime
2:00 min

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Synopsis

The duck pond is a metaphor for E.U. and the ducks are the european members-countries. When everything is fine, all the members-countries of our community interactive well together and they live in Harmony. But what is happening when a problem comes to the surface? Then the harmony falls apart and they are each for their own.

Director's statement

All start when they asked me to make a teaser for a feature documentary about European Union.
That time the financial problems of Greece were the main topic in the european news and everybody asked me about the “crisis” in my country.
One day while I was sitting in the park, i saw some ducks fighting for a piece of bread, then I came with the idea about “The Pond”.

“With his video in which a voice claims two minutes to speak, Dimitris Argyriou responds to a contemporary-historical perspective on economic hierarchies and marginalized countries in Europe.”
Kunstfilmtag :: Handschrift der Macht / Signature of Power

Director's short bio

Dimitris studied at Dept. of Audio & Visual Arts at Ionian University in Greece and at Universität der Künste Berlin (UDK-Berlin) in Germany.
He has participated at Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents as a director. His short movies have been selected in more than 170 International Festivals and have gained many awards.

Film Participations Awards

– 9th San Francisco Greek Film Festival, S.F., U.S.A., 7 – 13 May 2012
– 8th Niff- Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece, 29 Sept -2 Oct. 2011

-Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, Japan, 5-10 Oct. 2011

-Balkans Beyond Borders – Short Film Festival, Athens, 2011, 20-22 June 2011

-1st Formentera Film – International festival of short films, documentaries and video art in Formentera, Spain, 2011

-6th Video Festival Citta di Imperia, Imperia, Italy, 2011

-5o Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo, Short Film Market, Athens, Greece, 2011

-Watersprite-Cambridge International Student Film Festival , Cambridge, England, 2011

-26th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market 2011, Clermont-Ferrand, France

-KustFilmTag, Dusserdorf, Germany,2010

-12th International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers, Patra, Greece, 2010

-4th Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2010

-#3nd in votes at Online Contest EMOVIE, #8th in finals.

-Official selection at “publicdigitalfestival.gr, 2010”

-5th Crash Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010

– GoShort Campus, International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2010

Cast & Team

Director:  Dimitris Argyriou
Scriptwriter:  Dimitris Argyriou
Producer:  Dimitris Argyriou

Technical Specs

Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Sound Format: Stereo

 

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