Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year

A film by: Jacqueline Lentzou

New Year’s eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

Country: Greece
Length: 23’19”
Completion: 05/2018
Genre: fiction
Themes: Drama, Youth, Family, Dreams
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Greek
Subtitles: English, French

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Festivals:

  1. Semaine de la Critique, France (9 – 17 May, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film
  2. Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina (10 – 17 August, 2018)
    Official Short Film Competition
  3. Concorto Film Festival, Italy (18 – 25 August, 2018)
    Official Competition
  4. FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia (20 – 25 August, 2018)
    Special program: East of Eden
  5. Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico (21 – 26 August, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition Special Mention
  6. Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (6 – 16 September, 2018)
    Short Cuts
  7. International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (16 – 22 September, 2018)
    National Competition Won: Silver Dionysos
  8. Athens International Film Festival, Greece (19 – 30 September, 2018)
    Greek Short Film CompetitionWon: Best Film & Best Female Performance
  9. Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (20 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  10. International Adana Film Festival, Turkey (22 – 30 September, 2018)
    Semaine the la Critique retrospective
  11. Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (27 September – 7 October, 2018)
    International Shorts Competition
  12. Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium (28 September – 5 October, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition Special Mention
  13. Milano Film Festival, Italy (28 September – 7 October, 2018)
    Internatonal Short Film Competition
  14. Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (3 – 14 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  15. RAVAC International Film Festival, Republic of Moldova (4 – 7 October, 2018)
    International Short CompetitionSpecial Jury Mention
  16. Indiecork, Ireland (7 – 14 October, 2018)
    International Competition 
  17. International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus (13 – 19 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  18. THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (19 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  19. La Orquídea Film Festival, Ecuador (19 – 26 October, 2018)
    International Shorts Showcase
  20. Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (22 – 28 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  21. Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece (1 – 11 November, 2018)
    Greek Program
  22. Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (2 – 9 November, 2018)
    International Competition
  23. Gijón International Film Festival, Spain (16 – 24 November, 2018)
    Official Short Film Competition
  24. Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Serbia (23 – 30 November, 2018)
    Brave Balkans Competition
  25. Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei International Short Film Festival, Italy (4 – 9 December, 2018)
    Official Selection
  26. Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (5 – 9 December, 2018)
    Jury program
  27. NexT International Film Festival, Romania (14 – 17 December, 2018)
    International Competition Won: NexT Trophy
  28. London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (11 – 20 January, 2019)
    International Competition Special Mention
  29. Hellas Filmbox Berlin, Germany (16 – 20 January, 2019)
    Official Selection
  30. Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (22 – 27 January, 2019)
    International Competition & Retrospective
  31. Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (23 – 27 January, 2019)
    International Competition
  32. Filmfestival Einsiedeln, Switzerland (18 – 19 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  33. Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt (20 – 26 February, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  34. Portland International Film Festival, United States (7 – 21 March, 2019)
    Official Selection
  35. Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (18 – 28 March, 2019)
    International Competition
  36. Short Waves Festival, Poland (19 – 24 March, 2019)
    International Competition
  37. Rencontres Cinemas Martinique, Martinique (22 – 30 March, 2019)
    Semaine the la Critique retrospective
  38. New Directors/New Films, United States (27 March – 7 April, 2019)
    Official Selection
  39. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (3 – 7 April, 2019)
    European Competition
  40. Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (17 – 21 April, 2019)
    Festival Hits
  41. Redline International Film Festival, Canada (19 April, 2019)
    Won: Best Director Award & Best Actress Award
  42. VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2019)
    Those We Love
  43. Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, United States (3 – 9 June, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  44. Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany (4 – 10 June, 2019)
    International Competition
  45. Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia (14 – 22 June, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  46. Bašta Fest, Serbia (4 – 7 July, 2019)
    Official Competition Won: Best Actress “Golden Interpretation”
  47. Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival, Lebanon (5 – 8 September, 2019)
    Official Competition

Director: Jacqueline Lentzou
Screenplay: Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa
Cinematographer: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Sound: Leandros Ntounis, Nikos Linardopoulos
Sound design: Persephone Miliou
Editor: Dora Masklavanou
Production Designer: Laura Anna Lucas,
Costume Designer : Eva Goulakou
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Nikos Zeginoglou, Katerina Zisoudi, Giannis Papadopoulos, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Phaedra Tsolina, Promitheas Aleiferopoulos