The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away.

Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten years ago and now living a joyless, hung-over life; Rita is the quiet, mysterious sister of a lounge singer in the local disco. When a sudden death upsets the town and turns the local community upside-down, the two women who had been ignoring each other’s existence begin drifting towards each other. As the secrets hidden in the swamps begin to surface, they will have a chance to become each other’s saviours.

CastAngeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali, Christos Passalis, Argyris Xafis, Thanassis Dovris, Laertis Malkotsis, Maria Filini, Michalis Kimonas, Christian Culbida, Michalis Mathioudakis, Laertis Vassiliou, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Thanos Tokakis, Katerina Helmi, Areti Seidaridou, Romanos Kalokyris, Vassilis Darmas, Marianna Bozantzoglou, Vlassis Mizalos, Ektor Liatsos, Haris Attonis, Nikos Diotis, Vassilis Svigos

 

World premiere69th Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama

Variety: New Europe drops teasers for the Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

Cineuropa: First look at Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

Το Flix πήγε βόλτα στο «Θαύμα της Θάλασσας των Σαργασσών» του Σύλλα Τζουμέρκα

Berlinale Panorama world premiere announcement

 

Το Θαύμα της Θάλασσας των Σαργασσών, To Thavma tis Thalassas ton Sargasson

 

 

director
Syllas Tzoumerkas

screenplay
Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas

producer
Maria Drandaki

co-producers
Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Olle Wirenhed

co-producer Film I Väst
Anthony Muir

associate producer ZDF/ARTE
Meinolf Zurhorst

film commissione SFI
Yaba Holst

associate producer
Jeroen Beker

executive producer
Syllas Tzoumerkas

director of photography
Petrus Sjövik, FSF

editor
Andreas Wodraschke

music
Jean-Paul Wall, drog_A_tek, Phoebus

production designer
Jorien Sont

costume designer
Marli Aliferi

sound
Marco Vermaas

hair, make-up and SFX make-up designers
Linda Boije af Gennäs, Evi Zafiropoulou

VFX design supervisor
Luuk Meijer, NVX

co-production
Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Kakadua Filmproduktion, Film I Väst, ZDF/ARTE, ERT

with the support of
Eurimages, Greek Film Center, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands, Film Production Incentive, DFFF, Svenska Filminstitutet, Creative Europe-Media

developed through
A.C.E., Nipkow Program, Berlinale Script Station, Rotterdam-Berlinale Express (Cinemart & Berlinale Co-Production Market)

world sales
New Europe Film Sales

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