Dear Joel is a film about the relationship between two refugee brothers who live far from each other. The younger one is stuck alone in Athens, while the older has moved to Italy. Although it’s hard to communicate, they share a common destiny.
Born in Athens in 1987. Graduated from “Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos” (Greece) in filmmaking and from “Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains” (France). Thanasis Trouboukis explores the cinema on the fluid border between fiction and documentary. His work question memory, dream, reality and the ambiguity between them. His short films have participated in several international film festivals and art exhibitions. Currently, he lives and works in Athens.
-“Dear Joel”, 18’, 2019
-“Sable Noir”, 20’, 2019
-“Whale 52 ”, 23’ , 2016
-“Vandals’ Era ”, 15’, 2015
2012 - 2017: Director & Visual Artist (Films, Commercials, Theater)
2012 - 2015: Directing Cinema Diploma (Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos)
2005- 2011: Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics (Master Diploma)
2005: High School Graduation
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains