GREECE - 78 MIN, 2022
Privately-hired mercenaries are responsible for protecting vessels crossing the High Risk Area off the Somali coastline against pirate attacks. Rigorously preparing to face the enemy, each watch brings them closer to the day of contact. Yet the sea is full of surprises. Οr lack thereof.
Gregoris Rentis was born in Athens. Having received his MFA in film directing from California Institute of the Arts, he went on to direct awarded commercials and music videos. His graduation film Sundown (15 mins, 2010) premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival. Dogwatch, his first feature-length documentary film, received the TitraFilm Jury award at Les Arcs as a work in progress and premiered at the International Competition section of Visions Du Réel in 2022.
Doker 2023 — Main Competition