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Norway by Yiannis Veslemes

Norway descends upon the Mediterranean.

about

Norway is the debut feature of writer/director Yiannis Veslemes

It premiered in Karlovy Vary, East of The West Competition in July 2014
and in Fantastic Fest, Austin in 2014 in the US.

Winner Fipresci Prize in Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014 (Greek Films)
Winner Best First Feature Director for Yiannis Veslemes, 2015, Hellenic Film Academy
Winner Best Art Direction for Yiannis Veslemes, 2015, Hellenic Film Academy
Winner Best Best Music for Felizol, 2015 Hellenic Film Academy (shared with Stratos)
Winner Best Make Up for Dora Nazou, 2015 Hellenic Film Academy
Winner Best Special FX for Giorgos and Roulis Alahouzos, Fokionas Xenos, Ionas Katrakazos and DeepGreenSea, 2015 Hellenic Film Academy
Winner Best Directorial Debut, 2015 Athens International Film Festival

Other Festival Participations

Official Selection – Sitges FF
Official Selection – Stockholm IFF
Official Selection – Thessaloniki IFF
Official Selection – Denver Starz IFF
Official Selection – Beyond Fest LA
Official Selection – Dracula FF
Official Selection – Jeonju IFF
Official Selection – CPH PIX
Official Selection – Taipei FF
Official Selection – Fantasporto FF
Official Selection Eurasia FF

 

Participated in Karlovy Vary IFF, Works In Progress, 2013

story

Photophobic Zano, arrives in the big city for the very first time. The year is 1984 and Athens beckons. A vampire and a fine dancer, Zano quickly gets devoured by the dark underbelly of the capital city. All he really wants is a “warm” girl. Strung out and down and out, he ends up at disco Zardoz, a hive of scum and villainy, where he meets Alice, a prostitute, and Peter, a Norwegian drug dealer. Lured into their shady shenanigans, the three of them will traverse mountains and descend into the core of the earth, all the way to the Kingdom of Mathousalas.
Norway puts on shiny new shoes, dances the night away with colorful scoundrels and only bites when absolutely necessary.

“Norway descends upon the Mediterranean”.

Director

Yiannis Veslemes is a director and music composer. He was born in Athens in 1979 where he has studied cinema. He has directed short films, tv commercials and music videos. He releases music under the moniker Felizol.

FILMOGRAPHY
TUGO TUGO (b/w 16mm 14 min 1998)
LIGHTWELL (color 35mm 14 min 2000)
GOAL (color 35mm 25 min 2003)
OSIKI (color 16mm 14 min 2009)
NORWAY (color, 75 min 2012)

DISCOGRAPHY (SELECTED)
Felizol /Birthdays (Puzzlemusik), 2009
Mary & The Boy – Felizol /Timemachine (Inner Ear Rec.), 2009
Felizol’ s / Treehouse ep (Persona Rec), 2009
Felizol & The Boy /O.H.I.O. – She Is My Party She Is My Port (Ntrop Rec.), 2010
Felizol & The Boy / Mother ep (Ntrop Rec.), 2013
Felizol / Parnhtha (SportexAudio), 2013

Team

vangelis mourikis
alexia kaltsiki
daniel bolda

and markos lezes, sofi zanninou, vasilis kamitsis,
yannis bostantzoglou

director: yiannis veslemes
screenplay by: yiannis veslemes
producers: yorgos tsourgiannis, christos v. konstantakopoulos
co-producers : eleni bertes, yiannis veslemes
director of photography: christos karamanis gsc
editor: yannis chalkiadakis
production design: yiannis veslemes
sound: dimitris kanellopoulos, persefoni miliou, kostas varypombiotis
music: felizol
costume designer: alkistis mamali
make up artist: dora nazou
special fx: alahouzos bros, michalis samiotis
visual fx & tittles : fokion xenos, ions katrakazos, deep green sea
production manager: yorgos zervas
line production: logline

a (horsefly) production

in co-production with:
faliro house productions

&
nerit s.a
marni films
logline
deepgreensea
tugo tugo productions
2|35
kostas varybopiotis echo studios

with the support of the Greek Film Centre

Poster

Video

Stills

Downloads

Norway stills

Press kit

Trailer

Midnight Poster