Money, A Mythology of Darkness

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A scene from the first European 3D animation feature, "Money, a mythology of Darkness" .

Money, A Mythology of Darkness (Greek: Το χρήμα - Μια μυθολογία του Σκότους, 1998) is a feature Greek film directed by the Greek director, writer and producer Vassilis Mazomenos.[1]

Vassilis Mazomenos, "Money , a mythology of darkness" Poster .

It was the first European feature 3D animation film[2][3] and was awarded in 1998 with the Greek Ministry of Culture National Cinema Award and in 1999 with the Special Jury Award in Fantasporto (Portugal). In 1999 had also the Nomination for the Best European Fantasy Film and presented in a lot of festivals around the world such as Sitges Film Festival, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Art director and animation director of the film was Antonis Doussias. As Vrasidas Karalis wrote in A History of Greek Cinema:[4] Vassilis Mazomenos "released his mesmerizing and terrifying apocalyptic phantasmagoria Money—A mythology of Darkness (Hrima, mia mythologia tou skotous) in 1998. A visual essay on the impact of money on humanity, it is a film that deserves more attention and which proves the potential of new technologies in the creation of a new kind of cinematic language. With this film, Mazomenos created a trilogy of philosophical essays by means of visual experimentations." Part of the film trilogy about the end of the West, that was presented and awarded in the 2001 retrospective in Fantasporto.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Money, A Mythology of Darkness. IMDb. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Money, in Vimeo. Vimeo.
  3. ^ Money, in Ozon magazine. Ozon.
  4. ^ Vrasidas Karalis, A History of Greek Cinema (Continuum International, 2012), p. 257.
  5. ^ Fantasporto awards