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Christos Massalas
2022 - Greece / France - 1h37

Screenings : friday 28 - 7:15 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditoriumrium saturday 29 - 10:00 am - Grand Théâtre
Nelly, a young runaway dancer, finds refuge in Broadway, an abandoned leisure complex in Athens, squatted by a group of pickpockets. She joins the group and they conjure up a new scam: Nelly performs in the street to distract passers-by, while the others relieve them of their wallets and mobile phones. The scam works well, and Nelly becomes an essential part of the group. But one day a mysterious bandaged man arrives and turns all their lives, and everything in Broadway upside-down.
Christos Massalas
Born in Greece in 1986, Christos studied film theory at Kingston University before going to the London Film School. His short films have won awards around the world and have been screened in more than 100 festivals, including Cannes, New Directors/New Films (New York), American Film Institute Festival (Los Angeles), Guanajato (Mexico), BFI (London), Nouveau Cinéma and many more. He was chosen as one of the 15 most promising directors in the world during the 69th Locarno Festival in 2016. His latest short, “Copa-Loca” (2017), which screened in the Directors' Fortnight and was nominated for the European Film Awards, won the award for Best Greek Short and was chosen to represent his country at the 2019 Oscars.
Broadway”, his first feature project, received development support from the Sundance Institute and was selected for the Atelier Cinéfondation Cannes 2019.

Cast : Elsa Lekakou, Foivos Papadopoulos, Stathis Apostolou, Rafael Papad, Salim Talbi, Christos Politis
Screenplay : Christos Massalas
Cinematography : Konstantinos Koukoulios
Sound : Vincent Verdoux, Valia Tserou, Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Editing : Yorgos Lamprinos
Music : Gabriel Yared

Production : Neda Film, Blue Monday Productions

French distributor : Le Pacte

International sales : Le Pacte