THIS MARCH, JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF GREECE WITH INDIEPIX FILMS® FOR A FANTASTICAL, MOODY MYSTERY
Street Date: March 29, 2016
Influenced by Poe and Lovecraft, the Dazzling Debut Feature from VFX Artist Konstantinos Koutsoliotas (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300) Will Be Available on DVD for $29.95srp
THE WINTER is the story of an impoverished writer, Niko Gounaras (newcomer Theo Albanis) who leaves London for his ramshackle family home in the dusty Greek mountain town of Siatista. Upon arriving, he discovers the home has been abandoned and is now haunted by the ghosts of the past. Working to retain his grasp on reality, Niko sets about to uncover the mystery of his father’s death in this poignant, fantastical drama blended with a touch of magical realism. Director Konstantinos Koutsoliotis, an accomplished VFX artist, makes his feature-length debut in a film “bolstered by stellar, imaginative fantasy elements” and called “a visual masterpiece”.
“The Winter is a perfect example of Indiepix’s mission to deliver singular films from abroad to diverse audiences,” said Jordan Mattos, VP of Programming and Acquisitions. “Konstantinos frames issues of family and memory through a prism of visually captivating and unforgettable imagery, and we’re thrilled that we have the opportunity to bring his first feature to the home entertainment marketplace”.
Produced by UK-based Melancholy Star and co-producer Inkas Films, THE WINTER, in Greek with some English, originally premiered at the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in two sold out screenings. Influenced by the works of Poe and Lovecraft, the film captured great acclaim at Greek Film Festivals around the globe such as the 2014 NYC Greek Film Festival – where it made its US Premiere – to this year’s San Francisco Greek Film Festival; it also had a theatrical release in Greece in 2014. The film was nominated for a Greek Academy Award in 2014, the Méliès d’Argent Best Fantastic Feature Film at 2015 Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival and received the Nostimon Imar Award at the 2015 Cyprus International Film Festival.
Vangelis Mourikis (Stratos, Chevalier)
Efi Papatheodorou (The Island of Secrets, “Dia Tafta”)
Andreas Andreopolous (“Apsities”, Moira)
Petroula Christou (“On Air”, Sexy Pistols)
SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greek Panorama, 2013)
NYC Greek Film Festival Australia (US Premiere, 2014)
Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival Australia (International Premiere, 2014)
Greek Cinema Premiere (Athens, 2014)
EFM Market Screenings, Berlinale Film Festival (2015)
Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, Netherlands (EU Premiere, 2015)
San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA (2015)
Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival, Brazil (South American Premiere, 2015)
About IndiePix Films®
Since 2004, New York-based IndiePix Films® has delivered a highly-curated collection of the best independent films from around the world. Offering a singular catalog of nearly 2,000 films across genres, the IndiePix team selects singular titles from the international festival circuit. Avenues for distribution include their newly-launched streaming service, IndiePix Unlimited, their dedicated commerce site, IndiePixFilms.com, which offers download-to-own, streaming rental and physical media direct to consumers, and via national retail channels and select theatrical exhibition. IndiePix also owns Festival Genius, the premier platform for connecting film festivals to audiences through online ticketing, calendars, iphone apps, and more.