Greek director Konstantina Kotzamani returns to La Cabina four years after her first participation to present her 30-minute-long medium-length film Limbo.
The first thing that catches the viewers’ attention of Kotzamani filmmaking is her fascinating visual culture. The photography itself is already a piece of art in Limbo, where one can find traces of Francesca Woodman or Laura Makabresku’s photography, Dino Valls or Magritte’ paintings and even some touches of some of Pina Bausch’s pieces’ scenography. All of these influences merge together in Kotzamani’s complex and beautiful imagery.
In Limbo, a community of children governed by superstition and fear lives in a silent coastal town where there is no trace of any adults. One day, an albino child arrives at the beach and the community rejects him: they consider he is dead. Meanwhile, a huge stranded whale agonizes in the beach. Its breathing mixes with the waves’ crashing….
Konstantina Kotzamani was born in Komotini (Greece) in 1983 and studied at the Tesalonica Film School. Her short-films have participated in numerous film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand. Her film Arundel (2012) was financed by the Greek National Federation as part of the Mikrofilm Program. In 2012 she participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus as a novel director. Zodiac (2012) was selected for the Official Section of La Cabina Festival that year, received the Best Actress Award at the Lucania Film Festival and was screened in several European Festivals. Limbo premiered at the Critics Fortnight in the past edition of Cannes Festival, has received the Future Filmaker Award at Palm Springs Shortfest 2016 and has participated in several international festivals.
Limbo is part of the Official Section of the 9th International Medium-length Film Festival La Cabina that will take place at the Filmoteca of Valencia from the 3rd to the 13th of November.
LIMBO | Konstantina Kotzamani · Greece/France · 2016 · 30 min