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Exclusive: Heretic cofounder Konstantinos Kontovrakis leaves company

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Source: Jurgen van Tiggelen

Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Producer Konstantinos Kontovrakis has left Heretic Films, the Athens-based production and sales company he co-founded with Giorgos Karnavas in 2013.

Kontovrakis has not announced his post-Heretic plans yet, but said he was “very much looking forward to the challenges and discoveries of our ever-new cinema landscape”.

He told Screen: “After over a decade of setting up and running a successful company and making great films, I found myself losing sight of the broader landscape. Kontovrakis produced or coproduced over 25 films at Heretic. He was a producer on Molly Manning Walker’s Un Certain Regard and Bafta winner

How To Have Sex, a co-producer of Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner Triangle Of Sadness and a co-producer of 2021 Cannes Critics Week winner Feathers by Omar el Zohairy. He is a producer of

The Return, Uberto Pasolini’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which is currently in post and stars Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.Karnavas and head of sales Ioanna Stais said in a joint statement: “Konstantinos was a valued part of Heretic’s identity and growth. We heartily wish him every creative success in his new chapter.”

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