THE LAIR is a feature fiction film based on the homonymous short story by Nikos Kasdaglis, produced by Nova Melancholia and co-produced by the Greek Film Centre.
Athens. The last day of a female member of an illegal terrorist organization. Despina shoots, kills, wanders around the city, tries to find help, fails in every attempt, gets shot, dies in her apartment. The movie attempts a personal portrait of the city of Athens through the drifting of the main character. The Lair -a low budget production with DIY aesthetics and queer elements- is an existential road movie.
Directed by Vassilis Noulas
Based on the short story "The Lair" by Nikos Kasdaglis (1987)
Script by Vassilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis and Elina Mandidi
Camera by Aimilia Milou
Art Direction by Kostas Tzimoulis
Starring: Despina Chatzipavlidou
With: Nikos Sambalis, Andonis Gritsis, Vasso Kamaratou, Syrmo Keke, Katerina Lipiridou, Effie Rabsilber, Adrian Frieling, Yannis Konstantinidis, Stefanos Lolos, Alexia Sarantopoulou, Emanuela Villagrossi, Kostas Tzimoulis, Vicky Kyriakoulakou, Eleni Karagiorgi, a. o.
Produced by Nova Melancholia
Co-produced by the Greek Film Centre
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