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Syllas Tzoumerkas – The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea #Berlinale2019

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Exploring the grey areas of morality, beauty and nature.

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PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Syllas Tzoumerkas, director of The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea.

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After Homeland and A Blast which were set in an urban background, with The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea, presented in the Panorama Section of the 69th Berlinale, Greek director Syllas Tzoumerkas chooses the seaside, the beautiful west coast of Greece as a reflection of the souls of the film’s characters: a combination of beauty and ugliness. As the director points out, the film is a parable about how much you have to struggle and transform yourself in order to revalue yourself. Two women, apparently so different from one another, are the protagonists of the film which combines various genres like drama and thriller and add dream-like experiences. Syllas Tzoumerkas hopes that his audience will get to explore the grey areas of morality, beauty and nature.

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea: As the frightening facts of a mysterious suicide case unfold, two women, a murder suspect and the law enforcer discover between them a striking similarity: contempt for their lives so far and a new relentless desire to start over. In a senseless and bland world they don’t feel like abiding the law.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Syllas Tzoumerkas
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
  • Festival section
    Panorama
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