TIFF58 – Alexander Payne & Jean-Marc Barr

Two more special guests will attend the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne returns to Thessaloniki to present his latest work Downsizing and French-American actor Jean-Marc Barr will accompany two films screened in the 58th TIFF: Lefteris Haritos’ documentary Dolphin Man and Semih Kaplanoğlu’s Grain, where he participates as narrator and protagonist respectively.

Greek-born award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne returns to Thessaloniki to present his latest work Downsizing, a surreal social satire about over-population, starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, who shrink themselves thanks to a promising discovery and move to a new downsized community; a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

In addition, French-American actor Jean-Marc Barr will accompany two films screened in the 58th TIFF: Lefteris Haritos’ documentary Dolphin Man and Semih Kaplanoğlu’s Grain, where he participates as narrator and protagonist respectively.

Dolphin Man unfolds the life story of legendary free-diver Jacques Mayol, who became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult-movie Le Grand Bleu, where Barr starred as Mayol. Grain, Semih Kaplanoğlu’s English-language debut, is a science fiction film about the odyssey of a genetics professor played by Barr.


Thessaloniki International Film Festival