Production companies Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfather’s henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, an abandoned entertainment complex in Athens squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a captive monkey.
For a while, everything goes well, even when Broadway hosts a mysterious man, injured and covered with bandages, wanted dead by Athens’ most dangerous mafia. However, when Markos gets arrested and imprisoned, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.
Born in Greece, Christos Massalas is a graduate of the London Film School. His short films have received awards from around the world and have screened at international film festivals including Cannes, New Directors/New Films, Locarno, AFI Fest, Guanajuato and BFI, among others. His latest short film Copa-Loca was nominated for the European Film Academy Award. Broadway will be his feature directorial debut.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Audience Award, Festival Mix Milano 2022
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022
Best Feature Film, Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival 2022
Brussels International Film Festival 2022
Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2022
Director: Christos Massalas
Country: Greece, France, Romania
Cast: Elsa Lekakou, Foivos Papadopoulos, Stathis Apostolou
Production: Neda Film, Blue Monday Productions, Digital Cube
PROGRAMME: BALKAN HORIZONS