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Family Member

(Μέλος Οικογενείας)
Cyprus 2015. Dir: Marinos Kartikkis. 104 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | “Humour and pathos mark this comedy-drama rooted in a family’s wily scheme to make ends meet. For Yiorgos and Sophia, owners of a faltering convenience store, maintaining a suburban lifestyle with their two kids means factoring in grandpa’s pension check. The old man dies in his sleep one night, days away from the critical home visit by a government social worker. Concealing the body is a breeze compared with the dilemma of faking grandpa’s presence. With consequences for the whole family, Sophia hits on the bright idea of hiring a senior citizen caught shoplifting in their store to move in and play the part in order to keep the cheques coming” (Siskel Film Center, Chicago). In Greek with English subtitles.