A Pure Place (2023)
Director: Nikias Chryssos Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Claude Heinrich, Daniel Fripan, Daniel Sträßer, Greta Bohacek, Sam Louwyck
Country: Germany, Greece
Language: German, Greek
About the film:
Best International Film, 2022 Chattanooga Film Festival
Young German Cinema Award for Best Director, 2022 Munich Film Festival
A Pure Place (2023) is an offbeat coming-of-age tale about two young siblings engulfed in a secret community obsessed with soap, located on a remote Greek island. This is the story of a young and feverish boy named Paul who must challenge the obsessive community that surrounds him in order to free his sister from the nefarious conspirations of the cult leader, Fust.
Funny, bizarre, poetic and tender, A Pure Place (2023) is a tale about love, rebellion and what it means to be actually clean.
About the filmmaker:
Nikias Chryssos is a German-Greek film director and screenwriter. His short films have screened at festivals around the world, including Rotterdam and Tribeca, and his feature debut Der Bunker (2015) premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. A Pure Place (2023) is his second feature film. He has also published several short stories and produced a remix for 80ʼs cult band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Chryssos has an extensive film education background. In 2005, he took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and a master class program at UCLA in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was selected for the Résidence du Festival de Cannes in Paris among five other international filmmakers. In 2009, he graduated from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy and was part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase.See our upcoming films