An eccentric, young misfit abandons his London home to find refuge in his father’s derelict house in Greece in The Winter directed by Konstantinos Koutsoliotas (UK/Greece) 2014.
Niko leaves behind the shambles of his life in the UK, managing to evade periodic calls on his mobile from his mother and creditors. The main rational for his existence is a novel he’s been working on since university he hopes to finish while hidden in the quiet, mountain village of his birth.
However, he’s haunted by the past that includes a loving but brooding father who died in isolation. Niko often wakes from troubling dreams and is increasingly drawn into fantasy, as he totters on the fine line between sanity and madness.
The film screened during the 12th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival continuing through the coming weekend. For more information and tickets contact San Francisco Greek Film Festival.
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