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Nicostratos le pélican

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International title A Greek Summer
Section 49 edición - Enfants Terribles
Country Francia, Bélgica, Grecia
Year 2011
Format 35mm
Color / B&W Color
Running time 95 min
Original language Francés
Director Olivier Horlait
Screenplay Olivier Horlait
Film Editing Serge Bourdeillettes
Photography Michel Amathieu
Music Panayotis Kalantzopoulos
Costume Corinne Jorry
Production Alan Grandgèrard, Stéphane Meterfi
Cast Thibault Le Guellec (Yannis), Emir Kusturica (Demosthene), Francois-Xavier Demaison (Aristote), Jade Rose Parker (Angeliki), Gennadios Patsis (Popa Kosmas), Valériane De Villeneuve (Madame Karoussos)
Producer Wesh Wesh Productions
Distribution Company Other Angle Pictures
Synopsis Yannis is 14 years old and lives with his father, Démosthène, a stout fisherman, in a heavenly Greek island. But something darkens the brilliant seaside: Yannis' mother is not there and his father lives inconsolably like a wandering soul. But the incidents of one summer completely turn the situation around. While returning by sea from Athens, Yannis risks everything dear to him to save Nicostratos, a fragile pelican baby, from a probable death. It becomes his great friend and the adolescent decides to take care of it unknown to his father (to avoid disturbing him). But Nicostratos soon starts growing and the pair of friends become local celebrities and start attracting tourists. Everything gets even more complicated with the arrival of Angeliki, who turns Yannis world upside down. For good or for bad, it seems the Greek summer will really change the way Yannis and Démosthène understand life.
Director bio Olivier Horlaitbegan his career on film with José Pinheiro and then became assistant director with Christian Challonge Pierre Granier-Deferre, Bertrand Tavernier and Milos Forman, among others.In 2007 he directed a short film funded by the Foundation Beaumarchais, Le plus grand acteur du monde, with Catherine Jacob and Paul Minthe. In 2008, Olivier Horlait co-wrote and co-directed with Frederic Lepage Sunny et l'éléphant, a feature film shot in Thailand with Simon Woods, produced by Jean Pierre Bailly.