screening

To The Wolf

CHRISTINA KOUTSOSPYROU AND ARAN HUGHES

20:00

Set over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia mountains in western Greece, the film follows the lives of two shepherd families struggling for survival. The village, forsaken by god and man, has seen better days. Paxnis, the seasoned old shepherd with no hope left, had already foreseen the dire straits the country would be facing and is slowly sinking into despair. Giorgos, unable to sell his goats, is weighed down by mounting debts and drinks to forget. Combining documentary and fiction with an all-local cast, ‘To the Wolf’ is both the reality and an unsettling allegory of modern-day Greece.

Christina Koutsospyrou is a visual artist born in Athens, Greece in 1980. She studied at the London University of the Arts, where alongside other work, she developed a long-standing passion for photography and film. In 2010 she returned to her country of origin and began working on her first film project in collaboration with Aran Hughes, a docu-realist piece based on the lives of two shepherd families.

Aran Hughes is a filmmaker born in London in 1983. After attending London University of the Arts, he began to make films. Completing three shorts, his work progressed from scripted fiction to a looser documentary crossover style. In 2010, he began working on his first feature length project, ‘To the Wolf’, a docu-realist exploration of remote shepherd life in the Greek mountains.

YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2013

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION
Greece / France / UK

FORMAT
DIGITAL HD

ASPECT RATIO
2.35:1

SOUND
Dolby 5.1

LENGTH
74min.

LANGUAGE
Greek

SUBTITLES
English, Greek, French

FORMAT
DCP (other options Quicktime Pro Res / BLU RAY / DVD)

WORLD PREMIER
63rd BERLINALE (FORUM section)

TRAILER
http://vimeo.com/60660523

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
http://www.tothewolffilm.com/
info@tothewolffilm.com

PRODUCTION COMPANY
http://www.linelfilms.com/
info@linelfilms.com

Directors
Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou

Producers
Aran Hughes
Christina Koutsospyrou
Thodoris Prodromidis

Cinematography & Editing
Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou

Sound mixing
Κostas Filaktidis

Sound design
Nikos Konstantinou

MAIN CAST
Giorgos Katsaros
Ilias Katsaros
Spiridoula Katsarou
Adam Paxnis
Kiki Paxni
Vasiliki Spiropoulou