FNE at Cannes 2024: Macedonian Minority Coproduction Kyuka – Before Summer’s End to Open ACID Section in Cannes

    Kyuka - Before Summer's End by Kostis Charamountanis Kyuka - Before Summer's End by Kostis Charamountanis source: www.lacid.org

    SKOPJE: The Greek/Macedonian coproduction Kyuka – Before Summer’s End by writer/director Kostis Charamountanis will open the 2024 Cannes’s parallel section ACID, run by France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema.

    Summertime. A family of three, single father, Babis, and his twin children on the verge of adulthood, Konstantinos and Elsa, sail to the island of Poros on the family boat for their holidays. In the midst of swimming, sunbathing and making new friends, Konstantinos and Elsa meet, unbeknownst to them, their birth mother Anna who abandoned them when they were babies. This encounter will stir up long-held feelings of resentment in Babis, resulting in a sun-kissed, bittersweet coming-of-age journey for everyone involved.

    The cast includes Elsa Lekakou, Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Simeon Tsakiris, Elena Topalidou and Stathis Apostolou.

    Kyuka – Before Summer’s End is produced by Danae Spathara through Greece’s Heretic and coproduced by Marija Dimitrova through Macedonian List Production, with support from ERT, the Greek Film Center and the North Macedonia Film Agency, which gave the project a minority coproduction grant of 58,500 EUR / 3.6 m MKD in 2021.

    Heretic is also handling the sales.

    This is the first feature film directed by Kostis Charamountanis.