A Blast

Maria is on the run. Behind her, fire and a briefcase full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before, she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today, she has gone rogue. Set in the fervent years of the collapse of the Greek economy, A BLAST tells the story of a generation’s disillusionment and radicalization. Maria starts her adult life with the best of intentions. Ten years after, no matter where she looks, her world is cracking up. Unwilling to reconcile with a life of unreciprocated care, lost dignity, and broken-down desire to live, Maria attacks.

Director's Biography

Tribute · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2023
Syllas Tzoumerkas
Greece / Germany / Netherlands 2014
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali
Cinematography Pantelis Mantzanas
Editing Kathrin Dietzel
Sound/Sounddesign Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Music drog_A_tek
With Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou
Producer(s) Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker, Konstantina Stavrianou, Theodora Valenti-Pikrou, Mario Mazzarotto, Rena Vougioukalou, Panos Papadopoulos
Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films
World Sales
Homemade Films
World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2014