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Manolis Mavris

Brutalia, Days of Labour

International Short Film Competition
26' - 2021 - Thriller - Dialogue: Greek
Director: Manolis Mavris Composer: Larry Gus With: Elsa Lekakou, Kora Karvouni, Chara Mata-Giannatou, Kora Karvouni, Monia Douieb
This short film is part of International Shorts 1.
Perfectly identical girls, dressed in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal family. An oligarchic society. What would happen if we replace bees with humans? Anna, a worker bee, still in the training stage, observes the universe of the hive in which she lives. She strives to understand the rules of a ruthless and competitive society, to integrate into the whole and to serve the "common good". But, not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will be sentenced to total solitude which will lead her to a radical decision.

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Manolis Mavris


Larry Gus


Elsa Lekakou, Kora Karvouni, Chara Mata-Giannatou, Kora Karvouni, Monia Douieb


Manolis Mavris

Director of Photography

Manu Tilinski


Thodoris Armaos


Annabelle Aronis, George Tsokopoulos


Valérie Bournonville, Joseph Rouschop

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Countries of production

Belgium, Greece




Manolis Mavris
Blue Train (short, 2014), Maneki Neko (short, 2017), Skin (short, 2018)

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