Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year

A film by

Greece | 15' | 05/2018 | fiction

New Year’s eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

“a portrait of a young woman which captures everyday audio-visual moments [..] and pins them down with the precision of a butterfly collector”
Square Eyes - Laurel Semaine de la Critique - 2018 Prize
Square Eyes - TIFF 2018
“a portrait of a young woman which captures everyday audio-visual moments [..] and pins them down with the precision of a butterfly collector”
Square Eyes - Laurel Semaine de la Critique - 2018 Prize
Square Eyes - TIFF 2018

Jacqueline Lentzou

Biography

Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is a writer/director whose cinematic language involves finding poetry in –seemingly- mundane premises and/or creating visual poetry through word and image association. She experiments with formats, duration and feelings.

Thematically her films revolve around unconventional family constructs, love (and the lack of it), loneliness and belonging.

She has directed four shorts which have screened and won in numerous festivals, the most prestigious one being the Cine Leica Discovery Award in Cannes’ Semaine De La Critique (2018) for ‘Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year’.

Currently, she is finalizing her feature debut ‘MOON:66 QUESTIONS’.

Filmography

  • The End of Suffering (a Proposal) – 2020
  • Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year – 2018
  • Hiwa – 2017
  • Fox / Alepou- 2016
  • Thirteen Blue – 2013
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Crew

Director: Jacqueline Lentzou
Screenplay: Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa
Cinematographer: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Sound: Leandros Ntounis, Nikos Linardopoulos
Sound design: Persephone Miliou
Editor: Dora Masklavanou
Production Designer: Laura Anna Lucas
Costume Designer : Eva Goulakou
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Nikos Zeginoglou, Katerina Zisoudi, Giannis Papadopoulos, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Phaedra Tsolina, Promitheas Aleiferopoulos

Festivals

  • Semaine de la Critique, France (9 – 17 May, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina (10 – 17 August, 2018)
    Official Short Film Competition
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (18 – 25 August, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia (20 – 25 August, 2018)
    Special program: East of Eden
  • Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico (21 – 26 August, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (6 – 16 September, 2018)
    Short Cuts
  • International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (16 – 22 September, 2018)
    National Competition Won: Silver Dionysos
  • Athens International Film Festival, Greece (19 – 30 September, 2018)
    Greek Short Film Competition Won: Best Film & Best Female Performance
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (20 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • International Adana Film Festival, Turkey (22 – 30 September, 2018)
    Semaine the la Critique retrospective
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (27 September – 7 October, 2018)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium (28 September – 5 October, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • Milano Film Festival, Italy (28 September – 7 October, 2018)
    Internatonal Short Film Competition
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (3 – 14 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  • RAVAC International Film Festival, Republic of Moldova (4 – 7 October, 2018)
    International Short Competition Special Jury Mention
  • Indiecork, Ireland (7 – 14 October, 2018)
    International Competition 
  • International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus (13 – 19 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (19 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • La Orquídea Film Festival, Ecuador (19 – 26 October, 2018)
    International Shorts Showcase
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (22 – 28 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece (1 – 11 November, 2018)
    Greek Program
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (2 – 9 November, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Gijón International Film Festival, Spain (16 – 24 November, 2018)
    Official Short Film Competition
  • Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Serbia (23 – 30 November, 2018)
    Brave Balkans Competition
  • Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei International Short Film Festival, Italy (4 – 9 December, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (5 – 9 December, 2018)
    Jury program
  • NexT International Film Festival, Romania (14 – 17 December, 2018)
    International Competition Won: NexT Trophy
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (11 – 20 January, 2019)
    International Competition Special Mention
  • Hellas Filmbox Berlin, Germany (16 – 20 January, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (22 – 27 January, 2019)
    International Competition & Retrospective
  • Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (23 – 27 January, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Filmfestival Einsiedeln, Switzerland (18 – 19 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt (20 – 26 February, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Portland International Film Festival, United States (7 – 21 March, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (18 – 28 March, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (19 – 24 March, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Rencontres Cinemas Martinique, Martinique (22 – 30 March, 2019)
    Semaine the la Critique retrospective
  • New Directors/New Films, United States (27 March – 7 April, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (3 – 7 April, 2019)
    European Competition
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (17 – 21 April, 2019)
    Festival Hits
  • Redline International Film Festival, Canada (19 April, 2019)
    Won: Best Director Award & Best Actress Award
  • VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2019)
    Those We Love
  • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, United States (3 – 9 June, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany (4 – 10 June, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia (14 – 22 June, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Bašta Fest, Serbia (4 – 7 July, 2019)
    Official Competition Won: Best Actress “Golden Interpretation”
  • Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival, Lebanon (5 – 8 September, 2019)
    Official Competition
  • CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary (13 – 21 September, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Tacoma Film Festival, United States (3 – 10 October, 2019)
    Competition
  • Balkan Beyond Borders, Greece (17 – 20 October, 2019)
    Competition Won: Best Film Award
  • Cinemaforum, Poland (6 – 10 November, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Germany (13 – 17 November, 2019)
    Best of Festivals
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival, Belgium (30 November – 7 December, 2019)
    Greek Focus
  • Greek Film Series, Brazil (7 – 17 November, 2019)

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