Variety – Q&A with Syllas Tzoumerkas and Maria Drandaki, helmer and producer of A Blast

The tough economic times that hit extremely Greece, among other Southern European countries, has inspired Thessaloniki-born helmer Syllas Tzoumerkas, whose sophomore film, ‘A Blast,’ a Greece-Germany-Netherlands co-production on a woman who decides to blow her whole life up in search of a new sense of self, world preems Tuesday (Aug. 12) at the Locarno Film Festival. Tzoumerkas and Homemade Films’ Athens-based Maria Drandaki, producer of both ‘A Blast’ and Greek political drama ‘Homeland,’ Tzoumerkas’ feature debut, spoke to Variety about the effects of the crisis in European filmmaking and their newest film’s international career. Read more →

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