The End of Suffering (a proposal)

A film by

Greece / 14' / 08/2020 / fiction

Sofia is panicky, again. The Universe decides to contact her. An other-wordly dialogue. A planet symphony for Mars, where people dream awake and fight for love.

“contemplates an imaginary solution to the problems of life on Earth with affecting humor.”
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“contemplates an imaginary solution to the problems of life on Earth with affecting humor.”
Square Eyes - LF_PDD_2020_BlackLetters
Square Eyes - FNC49_logo-2020OfficialCompetition_BLACK
Square Eyes - Schermafbeelding 2020-11-30 om 10.42.59
Square Eyes - FEST_Laurel_Official-Selection_BLK

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
Editor: Smaro Papaevaneglou
Set dresser: Eva Goulakou
Make Up: Ioanna Ligizou
Production manager: Anna Zografou

Festivals

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (5 – 15 August, 2020)
    International Competition Pardi di Domani
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (22 – 29 August, 2020)
    International Competition Won: Special Jury Prize
  • New York Film Festival, United States (17 September – 11 October, 2020)
    Currents
  • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia (13 – 20 September, 2020)
    Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (17 – 27 September, 2020)
    Jacqueline Lentzou retrospective
  • Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece (20 – 26 September, 2020)
    International Competition Won: Fipresci Award & Special Award for Environment & Climate Change
  • Athens International Film Festival, Greece (23 September – 4 October, 2020)
    Short Film Competition Won: Golden Athena for Best Short Film
  • 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Croatia (24 – 27 September, 2020)
    Competition
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada (24 September – 7 October, 2020)
    MODES
  • Black Canvas – Festival for Contemporary Cinema, Mexico (1 – 10 October, 2020)
    Beyond the Canvas – Competition Won: Best Cinematography
  • FestiFreak – La Plata International Independent Film Festival, Argentina (1 – 18 October, 2020)
    Competition
  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (3 – 11 October, 2020)
    International Competition
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (7 – 18 October, 2020)
    Experimenta Shorts Program
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (7 – 18 October, 2020)
    Short Film Competition
  • Chicago International Film Festival​, United States (14 – 25 October, 2020)
    Short Film Competition Won: Golden Hugo for Best Live-Action Short Film
  • AFI Fest, United States (15 – 22 October, 2020)
    Short Film Competition
  • Riga International Film Festival, Latvia (15 – 25 October, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Imagine Science Film Festival, United States (16 – 23 October, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (19 – 25 October, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Cámara Lúcida Film Festival, Ecuador (1 – 14 November, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (3 – 8 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Cork International Film Festival, Ireland (4 – 15 November, 2020)
    Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (13 – 29 November, 2020)
    Rebels with a Cause
  • Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Serbia (22 – 30 November, 2020)
    Brave Balkans Competition
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania (23 – 29 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • FIDOCS – Documentary Festival Santiago, Chile (25 November – 1 December, 2020)
    Opening program
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina (25 November – 20 December, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece (28 November – 5 December, 2020)
    Contemporary Greek Cinema
  • Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia (8 – 15 December, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Greek Film Series, Brazil (18 – 20 December, 2020)
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (12 – 17 January, 2021)
    International Competition
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (15 – 23 January, 2021)
    Out of competition

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Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here