FRIDAY 13 Dec. 2019
at 21.00 – 23.00
KINO 28, Communitism building, Keramikou 28, Athens
Holy Boom 2018 / 99min. / Drama Feature Film / Greece, Albania, Cyprus
Original Language with English Subtitles
A random explosion connects three stories of strangers seeking a way to survive on the edge of legality.
HOLY BOOM is a drama feature film with multiple storylines, taking place in a multicultural area of Athens during orthodox Easter. The lives of four strangers, who live in the same neighborhood, change dramatically when, on Palm Sunday, the neighborhood’s postbox is blasted just for laughs by Filipino teenager Ige. Documents of vital importance to all of them have been destroyed: Lena and Manou’s LSD stickers, a letter to Thalia from her abandoned child, and Adia’s birth certificate.
The consequences are relentless: Lena and Manou are chased by the drug dealer who wants his money back. Adia, an illegal immigrant, is now alone with her newborn child, forbidden to even identify the corpse of her husband, who has just died in a car accident.
Ige tries in vain to be accepted by the local community and Thalia, who is watching everyone in the neighborhood, has lost her only chance of finding happiness.
Nena Menti as Thalia
Luli Bitri as Adia
Anastasia Rafaela Konidi as Lena
Samuel Akinola as Manou
Spyros Balesteros as Ige
Directed by Maria Lafi
Written by Maria Lafi, Elena Dimitrakopoulou
Producer: Lilette Botassi for Inkas Film Productions
Co-Producers: ERT S.A., Greek Film Centre, Albanian Film Center, Tefta Bejko, Bujar Alimani, Antonis kontzias, Christina Georgiou, Maria Lafi
Cinematography by Ilias Adamis g.s.c.
Edited by Yorgos Paterakis and Kenan Akkawi
Music by Lakis Halkiopoulos
Casting Director: Elena Dimitrakopoulou
Art Director: Andromahi Arvaniti
Costume Designer: Maria Maggira
Makeup Artist: Alexandra Myta
Sound: Yorgos Potagas
Sound Design: Persefoni Miliou
Sound Mix: Kostas Varympopiotis
Production companies: Inkas Film Productions, 90 Productions, Blunatic Pictures, Yafka