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Angelos, an eighteen year old soldier, disappears the night before at the Greek-Turkish borders. After his mother travels up there in a desperate mood and everybody denies information about him, she sets on a quest at the actual borders. The meeting with a woman from Syria would help her to understand what happened the night her son disappeared.

  • Gogo Marangouli
  • Georgia Marangouli
  • Gogo Marangouli
  • Stella Fyrogeni
    Key Cast
    "Angelo's mother"
  • Leoni Xerovasila
    Key Cast
  • Ieronimos Kaletsanos
    Key Cast
  • Dimitris Fourlis
    Key Cast
    "Angelos (18 years old)"
  • Konstantinos Georgalis
    Key Cast
  • Dimitris Zafeiroulis
    Key Cast
  • Ilias Chamos
    Key Cast
  • Vasilis Kasvikis
    Director of Photography
  • Ioanna Spiliopoulou
  • Manolis Manousakis
  • Manolis Manousakis
    Sound Design
  • George Konstantineas
  • Evangelia Marangouli
    Make up
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2019
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  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Metropolitan University of Athens
  • Drama
    September 15, 2019
    National Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 17th Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier
    October 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Global Migration Film Festival
    December 15, 2019
    Local Selection
  • European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA)
    Award: Best Student Director
  • Moscow Shorts
Director Biography - Gogo Marangouli

Georgia Marangouli was born in Larissa, Greece. She studied Physics at the University of Ioannina and completed her postgraduate studies at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). During her last year of studies she worked on Nuclear Physics. The imagination needed to operate this science led her follow what already existed within her: the Art of Cinema. In 2019 she graduated the Metropolitan College of Athens in collaboration with Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh, having studied Film Direction during which she created five short films: Afrodita (2017), Lostalgia (2018), All we ever wanted (2018), Feylant (2018), Azan (2019). In 2019 she received an honorary award in the category of the Future of Greek Cinema at the 10th Award Ceremony by the Hellenic Film Academy.

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Director Statement

Azan is my first professional movie. During my film studies I worked really hard in order to become able to tell this story in the best audiovisual manner. Because of this Azan is a very important and dear movie to me.
The protagonist is a soldier, who disappears at the Greek-Turkish borders, but the main character of this movie is his mother, who travels up there in order to find him.
When I was young, I lived in a village called Rizia, at Evros, the Greek-Turkish borders for a few years. My father was a military man, so our family atmosphere and the stories I heard as a child, were about the Greek army. The stories that captured my mind were some sinister things that used to happen at that border.
I used to hear about illegal behavior, strange friendships with Turkish soldiers, accidents, people disappearing and soldiers committing suicide. I remember people commenting on these events, but never giving any solution or putting the blame on anybody. I remember my mother worrying about me and my sister during all those endless nights that our father was at work. One of these nights and while we were asleep, we fell victims of a weird robbery inside our house. That was the moment my parents decided to leave this village.
This weird and ugly feeling for that place led me create a story focusing on the disappearance of a soldier and his mother's concern, who is ready to do anything to find her son. I was motivated by the urban legend of the Greek-Turkish borders at Evros, which says that the soldiers declared to have committed suicide, were actually unfortunate victims of illegal behavior occurring at the borders. I show this urban legend through the role of a hunter in my film. Naturally, being deeply affected by the dramatic events of our time, which take place at the borders; the unfortunate immigrants trying to cross the borders, I created a story where even a bleak environment can unite different people and their stories.