“Little King” by Socrates Alafouzos sweeps awards

“Little King” was hailed Best International Short at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival. And that’s not even the half of it…

After winning the Audience Award at the 60Ν OS International Film Festival in Norway and Best Actor in a Foreign Film at the Madrid International Film Festival, “Little King” was hailed Best International Short at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival, adding another distinction to what has proved to be a triumphant festival run so far.

Next up is DC SHORTS in Washington, the Salento International Film Festival in Italy, Hollywood Shorts in Los Angeles and Cyprus International Film Festival in Nicosia.

Previous screenings include the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the European Independent Film Festival, the Cannes Short Film Corner and the FastNet Short Film Festival.

“Little King” is all about suppressed anger, pent up emotions and the various hung-ups weighing down a grown man with a less-than-idyllic childhood. 40-year-old Ari is a slave to the pleasant façade he was forced to hide behind as a child. He gets violent at the slightest insult. The discovery of his wife’s infidelity brings his repressed anger to the surface and he ends up killing her in a crime of passion. While serving his sentence, prison therapists attempt to work through his issues but their efforts are in vain, until he is offered the chance to channel his fury rather than suppress it. His raw brutality becomes a useful tool and he starts life all over again under a new identity.

The film stars Socrates Alafouzos, Iro Loupi, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Anna Michailidou, Akylas Karazisis, Vana Pefani, Ariel Konstantinidi, Vironas Kolasis and Charis Mavroudis.

Check out the teaser trailer and head on over to the film’s official website for more details.