To the Wolf
Στο Λύκο / To the Wolf
Documentary-Fiction, Greece-France-Great Britain, 2013, BluRay (DCP)
Direction: Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou
With: Giorgos Katsaros, Ilias Katsaros,Spiridoula Katsarou,Adam Pachnis,Kiki Pachni
Over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia mountains in western Greece, two shepherd families are struggling for survival. The village, forsaken by god and man, has seen better days. Pachnis, the seasoned old shepherd, had already foreseen the dire straits the country would be facing and is slowly sinking into despair. Giorgos, unable to sell his goats, is weighed down by mounting debts and drinks to forget. Combining documentary and fiction with an all-local cast, To the Wolf won enthusiasticreviews from critics and viewers at Berlin’s Forum for its pureness of vision and its aesthetic form. It received the Newcomer Award at DokuFest 2013.
Christina Koutsospyrou & Aran Hughes
Christina Koutsospyrou, born in Athens, is a visual artist who studied at the London College of Communication. Filmmaker Aran Hughes studied at London University of the Arts. To the Wolf is their first feature film.