The film shoot for the artistic feature film KALA-A-ZAR by visual artist Janis Rafa has recently been succesfully completed in Greece. Editing will commence soon. A teaser of KALA-A-ZAR has already been made by Janis Rafa.
Kala-a-zar 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-a-zar 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 and Greek Film Center.