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Costas Zapas

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Filmmaker / Author 

Interested in realism / challenging the prejudice boundaries 

Costas Zapas, The Rebellion of Red Maria (2011), film still, 95’
Costas Zapas, The Rebellion of Red Maria (2011), film still, 95’

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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