PVC-1

by Spiros Stathoulopoulos

Colombia, 2007, 85 min. , colour

In Colombia in the year 2000, a farmer, wife and mother of four, became the victim of an unusual act of terrorism. Unable to pay a ransom of 7.000 dollars, Elvia is turned into a human time bomb an is now trapped in a physical and mental circumstance from which she and her family try to break free. Inspired by an actual event, PVC-1 is a film shot in one continuous take

Spiros Stathoulopoulos

Spiros Stathoulopoulos, 1977. Greek/Colombian director known for the single-continuous-take cult film PVC-1. Selected in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 60th Cannes Film Festival and winner among others of the FIPRESCI prize at the Thessaloniki IFF, PVC-1 features one woman’s race against time in her attempt to gain removal of an explosive terrorist device locked around her neck. Stathoulopoulos studied film in Bogota, Colombia, before graduating with honors from the California State University. METEORA is his second feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2007 PVC-1, Fiction, 85 min.

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Festivals

Cannes 2007- Directors' Fortnight

Thessaloniki 2007 - FIPRESCI Prize, Audience Award, Silver Alexander & Best Actor

Bangkok 2008 - Best Film

 

Year: 
2007
Duration: 
85 min.

Spiros Stathoulopoulos

Spiros Stathoulopoulos, 1977. Greek/Colombian director known for the single-continuous-take cult film PVC-1. Selected in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 60th Cannes Film Festival and winner among others of the FIPRESCI prize at the Thessaloniki IFF, PVC-1 features one woman’s race against time in her attempt to gain removal of an explosive terrorist device locked around her neck. Stathoulopoulos studied film in Bogota, Colombia, before graduating with honors from the California State University. METEORA is his second feature film.

Poster: 
Country: 
Colombia Colombia
Synopsis: 

In Colombia in the year 2000, a farmer, wife and mother of four, became the victim of an unusual act of terrorism. Unable to pay a ransom of 7.000 dollars, Elvia is turned into a human time bomb an is now trapped in a physical and mental circumstance from which she and her family try to break free. Inspired by an actual event, PVC-1 is a film shot in one continuous take

Festivals: 

Cannes 2007- Directors' FortnightThessaloniki 2007 - FIPRESCI Prize, Audience Award, Silver Alexander & Best ActorBangkok 2008 - Best Film 

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