BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS / Hinter den Fassaden

Drama, Crime / Feature

Writer-director: ASIMINA PROEDROU

Status: Greek Cinema Release January 19th 2023

Northern Greece. A middle-aged fisherman is trafficking immigrants to pay the tax authorities for a petty fraud he once committed. Soon he becomes trapped in a deadly game between the local mafia, his conscience and the duty to his family.

CNC Development Award & Initiative Film Services Award @ Cross Roads Co-Production Forum 2016, Development supported by MEDIA Program 2017, Production Support by Greek Film Centre 2018 and Eurimages 2020.

In Coproduction with Argonauts Productions (GR) and Sektor Film (MK) and in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel in collaboration with Arte


Greece TANWEER , Germany missingFILMs



  • 63rd Thessaloniki IFF – Greek Premiere
  • 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa


  • Greek Film Centre Award for Best Debut (director)
  • Greek Film Centre Award for Best Location
  • Special Mention in Meet the Neighbours competition section
  • FIPRESCI Award for a Greek Film that premieres at Thessaloniki IFF
  • Greek Association of Film Critics Award for Best Film
  • Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Award for Best Film
  • Best Debut Feature Film Award @ IFFA Goa