THE MAN WITH THE ANSWERS
by Stelios Kammitsis
Cyprus, Greece, Italy 2021, 80
When a spontaneous summer trip becomes a journey to find each other
Victor, a Greek ex-diving champion in his early 20’s, lives with his grandmother in a seaside town in Greece. Missing out on his triumph days and tired of working at a furniture factory, his life suddenly changes with his grandmother’s death. Driving an old dusty car, he begins a road trip to Germany. On the boat to Italy, he meets Matthias, an adventurous young German, who is on his way home. Matthias persuades Victor to take him along and, as they drive north, Matthias pushes him to come out of his comfort zone and reveal the real reasons behind his trip. Victor's uptight character clashes with the more free-spirited Matthias. When their journey comes to an end, through the unpredictable turns of life, will their questions find the answers they so much long for?
Cast & Crew
With: Vasilis Magouliotis, Anton Weil, Stela Fyrogeni
Production company: Felony Films, Blonde Audiovisual Productions, asterisk*, 9.99 films
Mardi Gras FF Sydney 2021
Stelios Kammitsis was born and raised in Cyprus. He studied film at SUNY Purchase in New York. His political documentary THE 25th MEMBER, which was his senior thesis, represented his University at the Student Academy Awards. After his studies he moved to Athens where he worked for a year alongside Palme d'Or winner Mr. Theo Angelopoulos in the pre-production of his film THE DUST OF TIME. He also worked as a freelance screenwriter for various TV series. In 2008, he began working as an assistant director to Mr. Dimitris Papaioanou, the director of the Athens 2004 Olympics opening ceremony. The show, MEDEA2, played in Athens for a year and travel to Beijing during the Olympic Games to present the show during the “Cultural Year of Greece” in China. In 2012 his first feature film, titled ΚΩΛΟΠΑΙΔΑ (JERKS) opened in theatres in Greece. In 2015 he wrote, produced and directed his short film DOWNHILL. The film participated in various film festivals winning Best Screenplay & Best Film with social context at Drama international film festival and Best Cinematography at Cyprus International Short Film Festival.