Jean Genet is Dead

Young men find themselves scattered and defencelessly exposed to a merciless sun. Their gaze moves off searchingly into the distance. Deserted places appear to offer vague promises of refuge. On a prison wall, an explosive image of desire emerges, full of hope for freedom. Constantine Giannaris relishes in mixing light and colour with the textures of Super 8 and video footage to express the thoughts of the poet Jean Genet. Greatly affected by the AIDS epidemic, he addresses the desire for love as well as the threat of isolation and death in a restless cinematographic delirium.


  • Runtime

    33 min
  • Country

    Great Britain
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  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Constantine Giannaris
  • Cast

    Steve Maclean, Giannis Giannaris, Rafael Peña Cruz, Didier Lestrade, Mustapha Chellali, Ahmed Boumediene, Connie Giannaris
  • Production Company

    Constantine Giannaris Films
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

Biography Constantine Giannaris

Born in Greece on 3.12.1959. Lives and works in London. Studied history at various universities in England. Has been making documentaries for five years, also working on projects for television, low-budget feature films and writing screenplays.

Filmography Constantine Giannaris

1998 Apo tin akri tis polis | 2001 Dekapentavgoustos | 2005 Omiros | 2011 Man at Sea | 2015 To xypnima tis anoixis