In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand
|Producer:||Gina Petropoulou, Lina Yannopoulou, Giorgos Zervas, Dimitris Bavellas|
|Screenwriter:||Dimitris Bavellas, Katerina Kleitsioti|
|Cast:||Makis Papadimitriou, Mihalis Sarantis, Anna Kalaitzidou, Danis Katranidis, Yvonni Maltezou|
Greek writer-director Dimitris Bavellas has been known in the festival circuit for his awarded shorts and in 2013 his debut feature film, Runaway Day premiered in Sarajevo IFF. In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand is his sophomore feature film.
Antonis (Makis Papadimitriou) and Christos (Michalis Sarantis) are two friends who live in a small apartment in Athens. Secluded from their social environment, they make ends meet as musicians for their 8-bit band. What really connects them, is the ultimate obsession they have for Laura Durand, a 90’s porn star, whose traces are lost for years. When they receive an almost metaphysical message from their idol, they decide to embark on a journey around Greece, with one scope, to find Laura. Though, during their pursuit, they will understand that nothing is as expected.
Bavellas creates a playful and energetic buddy road trip where the mystery and the fun are interconnected. The characters’ relationship creates an offbeat dynamic duo that totally aligns with the rhythm and the cult aesthetics of the film. Aiming to pay homage to various cinematic forms but without losing the elements of a satirical comedy, In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand is a pleasurable experience to be enjoyed, while the music is dominating the film.