“Transfixed,” “A Nuclear Story” to screen at Thessaloniki

Alon Kol's Transfixed (pictured), Matteo Gagliardi's A Nuclear Story and Bruno Rocchi's The Limb of Morocco are among the world premieres at this year's Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
March 3, 2015

The 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival has unveiled its line-up, which includes the world premieres of director Alon Kol’s Transfixed (pictured), Matteo Gagliardi’s A Nuclear Story and Bruno Rocchi’s The Limb of Morocco.

This year’s program, which is part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will feature 185 films, including five world premieres, nine international premieres, three European premieres and 125 Greek premieres.

Other world premieres are Arnaud Gaillard’s Ikaria and Alex Moratto’s short doc Nowhere To Be Found.

Docs that will make their international premieres at the festival include Matteo Calore and Gustav Hofer’s Limbo, Noam Gonick’s To Russia with Love, Miguel Silveira’s I Am a Visitor in Your World, Natalie Cunningham and Carol Gordon’s Following Shira’s Journey: A Greek Jewish Odyssey and Kasper Verkaik’s Plaza Man.

The opening night film is director Bryn Evans’s Hip Hop-eration, which follows a group of nonagenarians as they travel from New Zealand to Las Vegas to participate in a hip-hop dance championship.

For the complete line-up of films, as well as conference and industry programming, visit the festival’s website.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival runs from March 13-22.

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