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Nikos Kourou ‘Into the Darkness’

Synopsis:

An unemployed young man lives with his mother and sister during the Greek economical crisis. With no work, he stays home and devotes all his time to reading.His sister, along with his mother, scolds him for his inaction while she participates in demonstrations and his mother fears for her physical safety. They can hear the destruction from

their neighbors' apartments as they are robbed and violated. The man is transported to another, more beautiful bright and free world through his reading. But his return to this world will be most painfulfor him.

 

 

Cast
NIKOS KOUROU, GLYKERIA PAPADOPOULOU, KATERINA TSIARA, CONSTANTINE TENTOGLOU

GIANNIS ADAMIDIS, TASSOS GKLOUMPOS STEFANIA THEODORIDOU, KATERINA BOSSOU,

ANASTASIA NALMPANTI, GEORGE PAPAZACHARIAS, PERI PAPANTONI, ANASTASIA PAPAFOTIOU

PETER CHOURNAZIDIS

 

Filmography

As actor:

-Brides(2004)

-Into the Darkness(2013)

-Fear(2014)

-Out Face(2014)

-Thanks for Accepting Me(2015)

-Utopia, An Adult’s FairyTale(2016)

 

As director:

-Into the Darkness(2013)

-Fear(2014)

-Thanks for Accepting Me(2015)

-Idomeni(2016)

-Utopia, An Adult’s FairyTale(2016)

 

Biography:

Nikos Kourou was born in Kozani in northern Greece. He has studied acting and attended seminars on directing and cinema. He has also participated in theatrical performances and in the 2004 film ''Brides," directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese. In 2013 he wrote, directed and starred in his first short film, "Into the Darkness,'' which won two Audience Awards in the 2015 Fantastical Film Festival of Athens. In April 2014 he completed the short film ''Fear." In February 2015 his short film ''Thanks for Accepting Me'' won the Judges' Selection in Pervolia International Film Festival 2015, ''We Can Do'' Award in Bridges Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2015, and the Honorary Prize in the Athens International Digital Film Festival 2015. In December 2015 he completed the short documentary ''Idomeni'' and his first feature film ‘’Utopia, An Adult’s FairyTale’’.

 

Nikos Kourou 'Into the Darkness'Country Greece, Year 2013,| duration 10'.50''| Category Drama(Experimental, Art, Short,narrative…)

Resolution:1920X1080 Format: HD Sound: Stereo

Credits: CINEMATOGRAPHY: THEODOROS CHLIAPAS CAMERAMEN: THEODOROS CHLIAPAS, VASILIS LOTSIOS, ANDREAS TZIMOS, ANESTIS GEORGIADIS EDITING: MICHAEL TEMELKOS MUSIC: JOHN PAPADIMITRIOU SOUND DESIGN: JOHN PAPADIMITRIOU-ELENI FASOULA THEATRE DIRECTOR: PETER CHOURNAZIDIS AERIAL FILMING: ISAAC MICHAILIDIS WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY NIKOS KOUROU PRODUCTION: TOP CHANNEL copyright 2013