"The Noir Project" is a short film that deals with the subject of domestic violence, a powerful drama with an element of suspense. The film is the result of the co-operation between Gregory Vardarinos, the director, and Anastasia Bartzoulianou, the screenwriter. Using an original mix of animation & live action, and through a strong narrative we give hope, a message of courage and perseverance in the face of hardships of everyday life.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob wants to save his mother, Helen, from the claws of his father, Emmanuel, who systematically abuses her. Our story begins the evening of the great escape when Jacob manages to put in motion a carefully designed plan for their exit from the paternal home. The evening before their escape, Jacob has an important dream, that gives him courage and motivates him to act. In this dream, the comic that Jacob designs in his spare time, called "The Noir Project", comes alive, and the characters, which reflect the morbid reality in which he lives, predict, in a strange way, the events that will follow that night...
The objective of this artistically innovative film is the involvement of society against domestic violence. The message of the story is optimistic. It supports the escape from the vicious circle of violence and encourages the victims to stand up against their own oppressor. It aims to achieve this through the support of non-governmental organizations, by participating in local information campaigns, public debates, etc.
Time: 10a CST - 6p Greek Time :)
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