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Jason Raftopoulos, Alexandros Ouzas – West of Sunshine #Venezia74

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A family drama on the road

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3 min. and 48 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Jason Raftopoulos and Alexandros Ouzas, director and producer of the film West of Sunshine.

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Director Jason Raftopoulos stopped by FRED’s studio to talk about his film West of Sunshine, alongside the producer of the film, Alexandros Ouzas. In this short interview, many topics are discussed, including the importance of the road and the car, where most of this father-son family drama is set, while Ouzas gives us a brief overview on the production aspect of things.

West of Sunshine:  Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays. Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.

For the page of the film in the festival website, click here.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Jason Raftopoulos, Alexandros Ouzas
  • Interviewee role
    Director, producer
  • Film title
    West of Sunshine
  • Festival section
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