Greek-German film director and writer, Sonia Liza Kenterman after working in production design and as assistant director, directed her first short film "Nicoleta" that was screened in 35 festivals in the world and received 14 awards. She is interested in emotionally charged stories about ordinary people forced to make choices due to extraordinary external circumstances.
Set in a tailor shop in contemporary Athens, Nikos (Dimitris Imellos) is continuing the family tradition of creating gentlemen’s suits sur mesure. Having inherited this talent from his father, Nikos is trapped in a dead business that can’t be anymore relative to the bleak reality of the financial crisis. Despite the lack of clientele, he continues to sew away, until the day his father falls ill, and the bank threatens with the confiscation of the shop. That is the moment when Nikos takes action, he abandons his safe attic and slowly reinvents himself by bringing style and confidence to women this time.
Kenterman offers a very personal and touching overview to the harshest and darkest moments in recent Greek history. Through Nikos, she creates a parallel world, so romantic that’s almost out-of-time, but his story becomes an inspiration and sheds a glimpse of light and colour to a rather grey reality. "Tailor" is an adult coming-of-age story that abandons the darkness and is facing the hope ahead.
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Sonia Liza Kenterman on kreeka-saksa päritolu filmilavastaja ja -stsenarist, kes on õppinud Londoni filmikoolis režiid. Tema debüütlühifilm „Nicoleta“ pälvis 14 auhinda 35 eri festivalil üle kogu maailma. „Rätsep“ on tema esimene täispikk filmilavastus.