Locarno Preview: Syllas Tzoumerkas’ ‘A Blast’

Syllas Tzoumerkas’ second feature, ‘A Blast’, is the latest addition to the so-called Greek new-wave, which the filmmakers deny exists, but a similarity of subject and themes make comparisons inevitable.  Like ‘Dogtooth’ (Giorgos Lanthimos) and ‘Miss Violence’ (Alexandros Avranas), the two most prominent films associated with it, this one uses dark family secrets as an analogy of the country’s ills.  Aggeliki Papoulia, who played the older daughter in ‘Dogtooth’, stars as a young mother going on the run for no obvious reason.

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August 2nd, 2014 - admin

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