National premiere for A Blast at the 20th Athens IFF

Driving furiously down the highway, Maria (Angeliki Papoulia) flees, leaving a fire and a suitcase full of money behind, while the vastness of the motorway beckons ahead.

Just days before, she was an attentive mother, a loving wife and a dutiful daughter. Now she has started her own personal revolution, determined to destroy everything she once loved.

Violent yet honest, just like its central character, “A Blast” follows her attempt to take her life into her own hands. Black comedy and drama alternate constantly and a covert sense of affection pierces through the harsh reality, pushing Maria forward on the road to catharsis. Hers is an inherently Greek story and it’s more timely than ever.

With his sophomore feature, Syllas Tzoumerkas holds the future in his hands, as he continues to attract the attention of some of the most important festivals around the world.

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