BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS / Hinter den Fassaden

Drama, Crime / Feature

Writer-director: ASIMINA PROEDROU

Status: US Premiere @ Palm Springs IFF 2024

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

Distributors:

Greece TANWEER

World Sales:

TVCO

News:

Press:

Festivals:

  • Palm Springs IFF 2024
  • Kinenova International Film Festival 2023
  • Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival 2023
  • Tirana International Film Festival 2023
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival 2023 – German Premiere
  • Galway Film Fleath 2023
  • Sydney Film Festival 2023
  • 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa 2022
  • 63rd Thessaloniki IFF 2022 – Greek Premiere

Awards, Nominations & Selections:

@ International Casting Directors Association (ICDA)

Nominated for the Casting Semiramis Awards 2023

@ IRIS Awards 2023 by Hellenic Film Academy / 17 Nominations & 10 Awards

  • πŸ† Best Film – Ioanna Bolomyti, Markus Halberschmidt, Vladimir Anastasov and Angela Nestorovska
  • πŸ† Best Directing – Asimina Proedrou
  • πŸ† Best Debut Director – Asimina Proedrou
  • πŸ† Best Script – Asimina Proedrou
  • πŸ† Best Leading Actor – Stathis Stamoulakatos
  • πŸ† Best Supporting Actress – Dina Mihailidou
  • πŸ† Best Supporting Actor – Christos Kontogeorgis
  • πŸ† Best Cinematography – Simon Sarketzis
  • πŸ† Best Editing – Elektra Venaki
  • πŸ† Best Sound – Nikos Papadimitriou, Electra Venaki, Persephoni Miliou and Costas Varybopiotis

@ 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa (2022)

  • πŸ† Best Debut Feature Film Award

@ 63rd Thessaloniki IFF (2022) / 6 Awards

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

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