Filmmaker / Author
Interested in realism / challenging the prejudice boundaries
Lives in Athens, Greece
The Rebellion of Red Maria, 2011
In a city—with heavy metal music haunting the heroes and the voice of Maria Callas being heard—an aged man, ex-terrorist, who dresses like a woman, Red Maria, is hiding as a sex worker and performer, dancing in the streets for passersby who pay him. He meets a young boy who lives as a street urchin. The boy discovers his missing mother in the voice of the dead diva, Maria Callas. Red Maria saves the boy. In order to survive, they invade cafes, giving performances that praise a new political God. Red Maria teaches the boy how to survive. Together they become magicians, holy fools, rebels.
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photo: The Rebellion of Red Maria, 2011, film still
Courtesy: Minus Pictures Films