Dark Illusion

Alkis is an introverted photographer with a disorder of personality.
Despite the strong relationship he has developed with his mother, he
reaches in despair due to the tension that exists between her and his
alcoholic father. As a consequence, he decides to leave the family
home and move to his own place. A journalistic project he gets
involved in will disturb his fragile personal balance with several parts of
his current life being challenged. Trapped in a complex of
contradictions, he will try to find the way that will redeem himself.

  • Manos Karystinos
  • Anastasia Koziba
  • Indipendent Production
  • Katerina Didaskalou
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Marianos
    Key Cast
  • Giannis Malezas
    Key Cast
  • Nantin-Natalia Misailidou
    Key Cast
  • Dimitris Fragoulis
    Key Cast
  • Zacharias Spanos
    Key Cast
  • Ioanna Sidiropoulou
    Key Cast
  • Melina Chatzikonstantinou
    Key Cast
  • Stamatis Papadopoulos
    Key Cast
  • Paulos Malezas
    Key Cast
  • Stathis Panagiotopoulos
    Key Cast
  • Thanasis Axenopoulos
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    November 3, 2014
    Greek Premiere
    "Michael Cacoyannis audience award"
  • 10th Cyprus International Film Festival
    Pafos, Cyprus
    September 24, 2015
    Cyprus Premiere
    Best Script Award
  • 6th "Bridges" International Film Festival
    Athens, Korinthos, Kiato (Greece)
    October 17, 2015
    Best Actor in a 2nd Leading Role
  • 8th London Greek Film Festival
    London, United Kingdom
    October 20, 2015
    Greek Film Lovers Club Award
Director Biography - Manos Karystinos

He was born in Komotini, Greece, in 1990. He graduated from the Polytechnic School of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University. He joined the student theater group CHNOU in 2009 and a year later he took part in the on-line short film contest of his university with his directorial debut, Let Me Sleep. It was at that time that Katrakylontas Productions was unofficially formed. In 2011 he directed the short comedy PAPARIA. In 2012 he directed the short film The Dismissal.In 2014 he directed his first full-length movie, a no-budget psychological thriller named “Dark Illusion”, that won the audience award in the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in its debut screening.

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