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Requiem to a Shipwreck

Janis Rafa
Greece, Netherlands 2015 / 11’

A shipwreck lying off the coast of Greece is not just a decaying object, it is also a symbol whose meaning can be interpreted on several levels. It is both an element of the landscape and a monument to history. The wreck is unexpectedly honored in Requiem by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Mandras-Eidillias, which appears in the film.

Patryk Tomiczek

Janis Rafa

Born in Greece in 1984. Lives and works in both Amsterdam and Athens. Held his first individual exhibition in Amsterdam in January 2015. Took part previously in international exhibitions such as Manifesta 8, as well as an exhibition in Thessaloniki. 

Selected filmography

2009 2755 miles (short)

2010 Dad Where Are You (short)

2013 Three Firewells

2014 Grave Diggers (short)

2015 Requiem dla wraku / Requiem to a Shipwreck (short)

Cast & Crew

director Janis Rafa
screenplay Janis Rafa
cinematography Thodoros Mihopoulos
editing Janis Rafa
music Giuseppe Verdi, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality Mandras-Eidillias
producer Janis Rafa
production Popov Film
sales Janis Rafa

language English
colouration b&w