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Welcome to the official website for independent Feature Film The Winter / Ο Χειμώνας. Now showing at festivals internationally, the film is a Greek Language fantasy drama by director Konstantinos Koutsoliotas, produced by Melancholy Star [gb]. VIEW THE TRAILER BELOW

about the film

Imagine Amsterdam Fantastic Film FestMelies D'Argent NomineeFantaspoa Fantastic Film FestSan Francisco Greek Film FestivalGreek Film Fest Australia NYC Greek Film Fest Greek Academy Awards Thessaloniki Film Fest

The Winter / Ο Χειμώνας premiered at the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in two sold-out screenings. In 2014, it premiered in the US at the New York City Greek Film Festival in October, and International Premiere took place at the 21st Greek Film Festival of Australia. The Cinema Premiere in Greece was in Athens, December 2014.

In 2015, the film is an Official Selection at Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil, and San Francisco Greek Film Festival. Additional screenings have been sponsored by the Institut français and Ciné-Club Hellénique de Luxembourg.

  • 2013 Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greek Panorama)
  • 2014 NYC Greek Film Festival Australia (US Premiere)
  • 2014 Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival Australia (International Premiere)
  • 2014 Greek Cinema Premiere (Athens)
  • 2015 EFM Market Screenings, Berlinale Film Festival
  • 2015 Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, Netherlands (EU Premiere)
  • 2015 San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA
  • 2015 Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival, Brazil (South American Premiere)
  • Awards
  • NOMINEE: 2014 Greek Academy Awards
  • Best Scenography - Elizabeth E. Schuch

  • NOMINEE: 2015 Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
  • Méliès d'Argent Best Fantastic Feature Film

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    Film Specs
    • Original Production by Melancholy Star, 2013.
    • Featuring the music from Active Member/La Bruja Muerta
    • Shot in 2011 & 2013, Final Completion August 2014
    • UK / GREECE
    • Running Time: 105 mins
    • Media : Digital
    • Format: 2K
    • Genre : Haunting/Fantasy/Magical Realism
    • Locations: Siatista, Greece & London, UK
    • Language : Greek with some English (both subtitled)
    • Cast : Theo Albanis, Vangelis Mourikis, Efi Papatheodorou
    • Director : Konstantinos Koutsoliotas
    • Producer : Elizabeth E. Schuch
    • Soundtrack : Active Member/La Bruja Muerta
    • Cinematography : Kuba Kossak
    • Editor : Genevieve Butler
    • Sound : Sen Na
    • Composers : Tim Trotman & David Kemp
    • Original Theme : Loukia & Stella Valasi
    • The Winter is an independent feature film, produced by Melancholy Star [gb], with co-producers Inkas Films [gr], with additional funding from Kickstarter supporters.
    • Synopsis

      Niko is a romantic, young Greek writer living in London. When his finances go astray, he hides out in the neglected family house in the Greek mountain town of Siatista. Surrounded by the ghosts of the past, Niko must uncover the mystery of his father's death and retain his grasp on reality.

      Ο Νίκος ένας νέος, ρομαντικός συγγραφέας από την Ελλάδα, ζει στο Λονδίνο ώσπου τον χτυπά η οικονομική κρίση. Αποφασίζοντας να επιστρέψει στον τόπο καταγωγής του, βρίσκει καταφύγιο στην ορεινή Σιάτιστα και στο παλιό, εγκαταλελειμμένο  αρχοντικό του 16ου αιώνα των παιδικών του χρόνων που κουβαλάει μια περίεργη κληρονομιά γεμάτη φήμες, προκαταλήψεις και μυστήριους θανάτους. Στοιχειωμένο από τα φαντάσματα του παρελθόντος, που οδήγησαν και τον πατέρα του στην τρέλα, o Νίκος πρέπει να ξεδιαλύνει το μυστήριο του θανάτου του χωρίς να χάσει το μυαλό του και ο ίδιος…