The artistic feature film KALA AZAR by visual artist Janis Rafa has been completed. The world premiere at an important film festival will be announced soon.
A teaser of KALA AZAR has already been made by Janis Rafa.
Kala azar describes of a place that cannot sustain animal life any longer. In a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life. Kala azar is a meditation on the paradox of life-circles among beings of different species. A film about existence, on the boundaries between living and dead, human and non-human.
The film was selected for De Verbeelding (“Imagination”) 2016, a collaboration between The Netherlands Film Fund and the Mondriaan Fund. The film is a co-production with Athens-based production company Heretic. The film is also financially supported by the The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Abraham Tuschinskifonds, Greek Film Center and ERT S.A.