World Premiere

Tailor

Local title
Rätsep
Original title
Raftis/Ράφτης
Director
Sonia Liza Kenterman
Country
Greece, Germany, Belgium
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Greek-German film director and writer, Sonia Liza Kenterman after working in production design and as assistant director, directed her first short film "Nicoleta" that was screened in 35 festivals in the world and received 14 awards. She is interested in emotionally charged stories about ordinary people forced to make choices due to extraordinary external circumstances.

Set in a tailor shop in contemporary Athens, Nikos (Dimitris Imellos) is continuing the family tradition of creating gentlemen’s suits sur mesure. Having inherited this talent from his father, Nikos is trapped in a dead business that can’t be anymore relative to the bleak reality of the financial crisis. Despite the lack of clientele, he continues to sew away, until the day his father falls ill, and the bank threatens with the confiscation of the shop. That is the moment when Nikos takes action, he abandons his safe attic and slowly reinvents himself by bringing style and confidence to women this time.

Kenterman offers a very personal and touching overview to the harshest and darkest moments in recent Greek history. Through Nikos, she creates a parallel world, so romantic that’s almost out-of-time, but his story becomes an inspiration and sheds a glimpse of light and colour to a rather grey reality. "Tailor" is an adult coming-of-age story that abandons the darkness and is facing the hope ahead.

Vassilis Economou

Director
Sonia Liza Kenterman
Screenwriter
Sonia Liza Kenterman, Tracy Sundeland
Cast
Dimitris Imellos, Tamila Koulieva, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Dafni Michopoulou
Producer
Ioanna Bolomyti
DoP
George Michelis
Editor
Dimitris Peponis
Runtime
Language
Greek
Director
Sonia Liza Kenterman

Sonia Liza Kenterman on kreeka-saksa päritolu filmilavastaja ja -stsenarist, kes on õppinud Londoni filmikoolis režiid. Tema debüütlühifilm „Nicoleta“ pälvis 14 auhinda 35 eri festivalil üle kogu maailma. „Rätsep“ on tema esimene täispikk filmilavastus.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening010502 / Rätsep
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsTamilla Koulieva, Sonia Liza Kenterman, Dimitris Imellos
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening022102 / Rätsep
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening100605 / Rätsep
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer