Forever Young directed by Spiros Charalambous (Greece) 2015 was voted the winning short at the 12th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival and headed to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Most of the film takes place in a brothel. While his older brother is engaged in a sexual marathon with one of the young prostitutes, the younger brother storms out of the house after an unpleasant encounter with the young woman he paired with.
Waiting for his brother to finish and come outside, he and the madam initiate a conversation that leads to a surprising climax of the film
The prize for best feature-length film at the San Francisco Greek Film Festival went to Xenia directed by Panos Koutras (Greece/France/Belgium) 2014. The co-writer of the screenplay was my friend Panayiotis Evangelidis.
Xenia will screen again in the Bay Area during the upcoming Frameline film festival and is likely to have a theatrical run at some future time.
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