DOLPHIN MAN
Greek, English, Japanese, Italian, French English subtitles

80 Minutes.
 
Directed by:Lefteris Charitos
Cast:Jean-Marc Barr
 

SYNOPSIS

The documentary tells the life story and legacy of Jacques Mayol, the greatest free-diver in recorded history, whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson›s cult-movie Le Grand Bleu.

 

Ένα κινηματογραφικό ντοκιμαντέρ για τη ζωή του μυθικού Γάλλου πρωταθλητή άπνοιας Jacques Mayol, ο οποίος ενέπνευσε την ταινία Απέραντο Γαλάζιο

 

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Lefteris Charitos studied film at Royal College of Arts in London. He has directed several fiction and non-fiction series for Greek television, including the highly acclaimed history documentary series 1821 and the Story of Food. Dolphin Man is his first feature length documentary.

FESTIVALS

  • Adelaide International Film Festival
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International Film festival

 

Cinema
2014 Avatar feature length film in pre-production
2011 The Bride
2001 The End
2000 Flaming Stella
1998 Hear Me Out
1993 A Week Later
1992 Strawberries


Television
2016 The Journey, 5 episode series on history of food for SKAI TV
2012 Schooltube 13 episode Documentary
2011 125 years of Coca Cola, documentary (45›)
2010 1821 8 part series of Historical Documentary
2009 George Papandreou Short documentary for National Campaign (10›)
2008 Alithinoi Erotes TV Series
2008 I Saw You TV Series
2007 Zone Defence TV Series


Video Dance
2004-2005 Lapland Video Dance for the 2004 Paralympics in Athens
2001-2009 Various video dance for Griffon Dance Co:
 


FESTIVALS

Busan IFF (Flash Forward - audience award candidate) / Chicago IFF (competition) / Kolkata IFF (competition) / Thessaloniki IFF (FIPRESCI award, special mention by the main jury to the actor Vasili Koukalani, special mention by the Youth Jury Awards) / Trieste FF (Erasmus Jury Award) / Hellas Film Box Berlin / Black Movie / Panorama Ellinikou Kinimatografou Paris / Vilnius FF / Cleveland IFF / Festival Intl. du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan / Montreal Greek Film Festival / Istanbul IFF (competition) / Beijing IFF (Audience Award) / LA Greek FF (Best Film) / Ventotene FF (winner Open Frontiers competition) / Burgas IFF (audience award and a special mention by the Jury) / Divan FF / Monterrey FF / Otranto FFF / Intl Human Rights FF a.o.

AWARDS

Thessaloniki IFF (FIPRESCI award, special mention by the main jury to the actor Vasili Koukalani, special mention by the Youth Jury Awards) /Trieste FF (Erasmus Jury Award) /Beijing IFF (Audience Award) / LA Greek FF (Best Film) / Ventotene FF (winner Open Frontiers competition) / Burgas IFF (audience award and a special mention by the Jury)

 

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